The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

We’ll bet most visitors associate Russia with vodka. And while there is definitely a connection between the liquor and our country, it’s not as simple as you may think. Firstly, where did vodka come from? There are several stories about the origin of this high-alcohol beverage. We’ll omit the jokes...

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Guide to Moscow public transit during the FIFA World Cup

Guide to Moscow public transit during the FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place from June 14 to July 15, 2018, across 11 cities in Russia. The capital city of Moscow will play host to 12 World Cup matches, and many tourists from around the world are planning to visit and support their favourite football team. Commute...

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24 hours in: St. Petersburg

24 hours in: St. Petersburg

The only problem with being in St. Petersburg for a quick visit is the fact that you’ll very likely want to come back, thanks to the sheer number of awe-inspiring sights. But a satisfying visit is still very much possible on a short visit. Our local city tour guides know...

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Things to do in: St. Petersburg

Things to do in: St. Petersburg

If there was ever a city to devote a large portion of travel time to, it’s St. Petersburg. The stunning architecture alone could potentially keep you (and your camera) busy for days, but the city is also home to numerous world-class museums, cultural venues and restaurants to impress even the...

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The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

Between the awe-inspiring architecture, rich history, elaborate cathedrals and multitude of art galleries and museums bursting at the seams with works by some of the world’s most important artists, it’s safe to say St. Petersburg is a must-visit. If you’re not sure where to start, our local St. Petersburg tour...

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Guide to Moscow’s Christmas markets

Guide to Moscow’s Christmas markets

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, or maybe you’re just wanting to soak up that joyful Christmas spirit, possibly with a side of Russian caviar. No matter what’s got you in the mood for a Christmas market, the selection in Moscow won’t disappoint. From where to...

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The complete guide to: Moscow travel

The complete guide to: Moscow travel

Moscow is a city that longs to be explored. With a rich history and tons of museums and monuments to visit, history buffs will never be bored! If you enjoy food, Moscow has got your back, with tons of restaurants to visit, and even a Soviet-era style restaurant for the...

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Ramadan celebrations in Moscow

Ramadan celebrations in Moscow

In honour of Ramadan, we asked our guides around the globe how they celebrate the holy month in their home. Here’s what Katya, our guide on the ground in Moscow, told us about Ramadan in her city. Russia doesn’t typically come to mind when you think of Islam, or honouring...

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Things to do in: Moscow

Things to do in: Moscow

For many people, Moscow is a city shrouded in mystery. Those who have never been to Russia often have a specific image in their minds of what Russia is like — thanks to the barrage of images in the media that often cast the city in a depressing light. The media...

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24 hours in: Moscow

24 hours in: Moscow

Only have one day to see Moscow? No problem! It’s possible to take in many of the city sites and local hot spots with just a day to spare. And because our itinerary below is accessible entirely on foot, you don’t have to worry about cabs or public transit. (Or...

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