Visit River Volga

“Every country has its national river and Russia has the Volga — the longest river in Europe, the Queen of rivers — “and I was one of the many who went to bow...

The Tretyakov Art Gallery & Zamoskvorechye

The tranquil area of Zamoskvorechye across the Moskva river from the Kremlin is a unique reserve of the 18-19th centuries architecture and art. It presents different architectural styles, from traditional wooden houses to...

Moscow of Leo Tolstoy

Moscow city is inextricably linked with the life and works of Leo Tolstoy, by far the most world known Russian writer and philosopher of the 19th century. Tolstoy and his family spent 20...

Moscow of Ivan the Terrible

Have you ever heard of the Terrible Russian Tsar Ivan? He lived back in the 16th century, yet modern Moscow keeps the landmarks related to his reign. It is time to visit the...

Moscow by night

The mighty Russian capital has a special look at night. Feel its energy and enjoy a memorable sight of the city as the night falls and the impressive cityscape sparkles with colorful evening...

St Sergius Trinity Monastery (Lavra)

Enjoy a pleasant one-day trip from Moscow to a 700 year old St Sergius Trinity Lavra, the most important center of pilgrimage in Russia and the biggest and one of the most beautiful...

Izmailovo tsar’s summer palace and flea market

Experience the folk traditions and crafts in the tsars’ summer retreat of the colorful Izmailovo Kremlin. Located in a historical part of the city, Izmailovo is also known for an open-air market where...

Moscow 3-day tour

Experience Moscow during this perfectly-shaped 3-day tour with your private guide! You will see all of Moscow’s top attractions from your must-see list. Historical downtown, fascinating St Basil Cathedral, the Kremlin with its...

Moscow 2-day walking tour

See Moscow’s top attractions packed in an extensive and exciting two-day tour! Experience local life, customs, culture and cuisine, and tour like locals with your private guide. This well-organized tour perfectly combines walking...

Moscow 1-day walking tour

Discover Moscow’s top landmarks all in 1 day! Feel Moscow’s vibrant atmosphere, where the past meets the new; get acquainted with local history, traditions and cuisine. View Moscow through the eyes of locals...

Moscow of Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible, the first Russian tsar, ruled the country in XVI century. It was long ago, yet in present-day Moscow we can find a lot of landmarks associated with his reign. These...

Stalin’s influence on religion in Russia

Stalin’s parents were Georgian Orthodox, but he decided to be an atheist. Stalin and his government did everything to raise an atheist generation; this included anti-religious propaganda at school, work and other social...

How the game of chess became so popular in Russia

Chess figure names have Persian and Arabic roots. A popular myth about chess coming to Russia during the Mongol occupation was ruined after Archaeologists found a confirmation of chess existing on our land...

Christmas in Moscow

Beginning on December 18, the whole Moscow becomes a part of a great festival for the following 27 days until January 14 – beautiful art exhibitions, amazing street shows and performances, master classes...

Catherine Palace

25 kilometers south from Saint Petersburg, in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), home to the Catherine Palace, which stands out as one of the largest palaces of the area. As used to...

Saint Basil Cathedral

Saint Basil Cathedral, one of the most famous cathedral in Moscow, has also a few different names: The Cathedral of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or the Pokrovsky Cathedral....

Tsar-pushka

Tsar-pushka – world’s biggest cannon, is an enormous cannon that was created to defend Kremlin and then was located on Krasnaya Ploshad (Red Square). The cannon’s name means a King of Cannons due...

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect is the biggest and the most visited street of St. Petersburg. Beautiful sophisticated buildings date back to the 18 – early 20th centuries. The Prospect is a link between the Admiralty...

How to get a Business Visa to Russia?

There are two types of Business visas for visiting Russia – a Double entry for 3 months, and a 1 year Multiple entry visa. Those who travel to Russia with a purpose of...

Russian ways and traditions

Russians drink tea all the time Once the most eager tea lovers lived in Great Britain, but those times are long gone. Today the most devoted tea connoisseurs are Russians! In Russia, we...

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