The Golden Ring of Russia (Part 1)

15 Nov

When we think of visiting Russia, we usually imagine Moscow and St. Peterburg, Russia’s two capitals. However Russia is not only about these cities. If you have a few extra days, the Golden Ring tourist route is definitely worth taking. It’s a charming ring of ancient towns and cities perfect for visiting in any season. Located within 50 – 150 km from Moscow any of them is a great place to see both separately and together with the others. Карта Золотого кольца

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Winter Moscow by Russian Artists

7 Nov

Winter Moscow is especially charming… Some are fascinated by its small quiet streets totally covered with snow, others are fond of illumination mirrored in the river ice. Here is how winter Moscow is seen by some Russian artists.

A winter fairy-tale. By Igor RazhivinИгорь Разживин. Волшебница зима

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Moscow: Time-lapse Photography

24 Oct

Amazing night Moscow in less than 2 minutes!

Novgorod: Russia’s Oldest City

20 Oct

Founded in 859 Novgorod (don’t confuse with Nizhniy Novgorod) is considered to be one of Russia’s oldest cities and the cradle of its statehood.

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Back to the USSR

14 Oct

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia has changed dramatically. But some landmarks of the Soviet past are still kept intact giving us an unique opportunity to touch the history and go back to the Communist epoch.Кремлёвские звёзды

Our tour will start on Red Square, in the very centre of Moscow. Red ruby stars of the Kremlin towers (above) and Lenin’s Mausoleum (below) with the embalmed body still carefully preserved are probably the most well-known surviving symbols of the epoch.Мавзолей Ленина

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A Journey Across Russia

5 Oct

The Trans-Siberian Railway linking Moscow to Vladivostok is more than 9000 km long spanning 7 time zones. Starting in Moscow it goes through Kazan, crosses the Ural Mountains and Siberia, approaches Lake Baikal finally ending in Vladivostok, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.

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Multicultural Kazan

30 Sep

Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan region, is probably Russia’s most multicultural and multi-ethnic city.

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Kamchatka: the Land of Fire, Ice and Mountains

27 Sep

The Kamchatka Peninsular is one of the most remote parts of Russia known for its geysers and volcanoes virtually untouched by human hands. There are more than 160 volcanoes here, 29 of them still active.

Просто вулканы

The azure water of crater lakes is rimmed with ice even in June.

Crater lake

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St. Petersburg at a Glance

20 Sep

St. Petersburg is also known as Russia’s Northern Capital. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 it used to be a Russian capital for over 200 years having accumulated an unforgettable spirit of Russian emperors, high art, lavish architecture and, of course, its people.

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Sochi: 2014 Olympic Capital

18 Sep

With less than 5 months left till the 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi is drawing more and more attention. Today we suggest a virtual tour around the city and the Olympic site!

Сочи. Панорама

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