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Are you planning to travel to Russia? Make sure to check out our Russia travel archives before you go to get a lot of useful tips.

Winter In Saint Petersburg: A Guide To An Icy Paradise In The Heart Of Russia

Saint Petersburg is one of the most popular tourist cities in Russia. It is a beautiful destination throughout the year but there’s always something special about the winter in Saint Petersburg. During this time of the year, the city turns into a magical wonderland when the city puts its winter clothes on. In fact, if …

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17 cool things to do in Sochi – Russia’s Beach and Ski Resort

Although it likely was brought to the attention to most of the world by the 2014 Winter Olympics, there are a lot of exciting things to do in Sochi that make it a great place to visit. Spanning 145 kilometers across the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi is the second longest city in the …

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From Moscow to Vladivostok: The longest train ride in the world

The legendary Trans-Siberian line from Moscow to Vladivostok is the longest railway in the world in the world. It starts in Russia’s capital and it ends a week later in the Far East of Russia in Vladivostok, a city that was closed for foreigners until 1990. The longest train ride in the world will take …

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Vacation spots in Russia- Russia’s best holiday destinations beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg

In a country as large as Russia, there are a lot of things to see and do. In fact, once you have your Russian visa, touring around the country can take months. Winston Churchill’s once said that “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. This remains valid even to this day. …

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The most common tourist scams in Eastern and Central Europe and how to avoid them

Most cities in Europe are relatively safe and violent crimes are pretty unusual. In fact, the largest cities in Europe are arguably safer than most large cities in the US. However, Eastern and Central Europe are still a bit different than the western part of the Old Continent. The rapid spike of tourism in these …

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10 closed Russian cities Russia is hiding from the World

During the socialist era, the Soviet Union had many closed cities that were hidden not only from the prying eyes of enemies but also from its own people. These cities weren’t even shown on the map until 1993 but there were thousands of people living in them which effectively didn’t exist. Most of these closed …

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10 Popular Stereotypes about Russia which aren’t true

If you are preparing yourself for a trip to Russia, you probably came across a lot of popular stereotypes about Russia and its people. Even though some of these stereotypes are a representation of the culture and way of living of the average Russian, most of them are exaggerations or even myths rather than a …

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The 17 most isolated cities in the world

At times we all dream of getting away from it all. The hustle of the urban jungle, the stress, the noise, and pollution. In today’s globalized world that’s all about big cities and urbanization, we often forget how the world used to look like before the amazing technological advancement. Luckily, there are still some amazing, …

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Where to go in Russia: Underrated destinations in Russia you didn’t know existed

In Russia, you don’t find adventure. Adventure finds you. And the real adventure begins at the end of the tourist trail. Russia is huge and of course, it has a lot of hidden gems off the beaten track that will take your breath away. Treasures known only to the locals and waiting to be discovered …

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Yekaterinburg: a fascinating metropolitan city where Europe meets Asia

Back in 2012, UNESCO made a list of the 12 ideal cities in the world, and one Russian city made the list but it wasn’t Moscow or Saint Petersburg. It was Yekaterinburg- the 4th largest city in Russia. The city where Europe and Asia meet, the birthplace of the first bicycle and home to the shortest …

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