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The countdown’s on to the FIFA World Cup 2018!

Planning on visiting next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia? Then don’t forget your Fan ID! Not only do you need your Fan ID to get into any of the stadiums hosting the matches in next year’s...

Take a trip to Zaryadye Park: Moscow’s first public park for over 50 years

There’s an amazing new park right in the heart of Moscow. Opened in September, the park covers 13 hectares between Red Square and the Moscow River, and it’s certainly attracting the...

A brief tour of St Petersburg’s Orthodox Cathedrals Part 4

Some of Russia’s most magnificent churches are found in St Petersburg. And among its most outstanding examples are the city’s Orthodox Cathedrals. Built at the height of the Russian Empire's...

There’s more to Boris Pasternak than Dr Zhivago!

Who hasn’t heard of Dr Zhivago? Whether you’ve seen the film or read the book, you’ll know that Boris Pasternak was one of Russia’s greatest writers from the last century. But there’s more to...

The changing face of St Petersburg Part 11

11. Leningrad under Stalin: Kirov and the Terror (1924-1941) There are so many reasons to visit St Petersburg. Some people come in search of culture, others seek inspiration from its literary...

Enjoy nature in the heart of Moscow

Did you know that Moscow has the only national nature reserve in Europe located in a city with more than a million inhabitants? Elk Island straddles the boundary between Moscow proper and the...