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Health & Document Requirements for International Travel Health & Document Requirements for International Travel
26 August 2020
As borders are gradually reopening and international travel is resuming, we appreciate current uncertainty many travellers might have not knowing what tests and other official documentation is required for the...

The borders are open now. Are you ready to go to Russia? The borders are open now. Are you ready to go to Russia?
21 August 2020
For many of us, 2020 has been the summer of the staycation, but itís now time to think about broadening our horizons. Weíre delighted to report that from the end of July, the Russian authorities started to lif...

How Go Russia responds to Covid-19 How Go Russia responds to Covid-19
26 May 2020
Moscow River As many of you are concerned with future travel plans, we would like to give you some update on our response to those unprecedented times and how we deal with the situation. We would also l...

Victory Day 2020 Ė a very different kind of occasion Victory Day 2020 Ė a very different kind of occasion
18 May 2020
This yearís Victory Parade was a very different kind of occasion, impacted by the spread of the coronavirus that has brought not only Russia but the entire planet to lockdown. This massive parade, an annual ev...

Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day? Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day?
12 February 2020
This year, on May 9th, itís the 75th anniversary of Victory Day and a very important holiday in Russia. To understand why, you need to know that this is the day Russia marks VE Day. Itís celebrated elsewhere i...

Euro 2020 Euro 2020
07 February 2020
Following the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, football returns to Russia this year as St Petersburg co-hosts the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. In fact, no fewer than 12 cities have been selected for the honou...

Discover the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg Discover the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg
30 January 2020
Have you ever watched a design or home improvement programme on TV and thought that sometimes, the homeowner doesnít quite get the say that they should in whatís being done to their own property? Worse, have y...

Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January? Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?
06 January 2020
The Christmas decorations were all packed away weeks ago here in the UK, but Russiaís  just finished clearing up after its Christmas celebrations.  In Russia, those following the Orthodox rel...

Why not visit the Tolstoy Estate Museum? Why not visit the Tolstoy Estate Museum?
05 November 2019
Leo Tolstoy was one of Russiaís great writers, the creator of epic works such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Snubbed by the Nobel committee despite multiple nominations for the Literature Prize, history h...

Have you been to Muzeon Park? Have you been to Muzeon Park?
10 October 2019
Itís been almost three decades since the break-up of the Soviet Union, yet our fascination with it shows no sign of going into that same terminal decline. And one way that manifests itself is by visiting the p...

Itíll soon be Moscow day! Itíll soon be Moscow day!
03 September 2019
Moscow will celebrate its 872nd birthday over the first full weekend in September. Itís fitting that thereíll be a big bash as the city itself kicked off after a party. Then, the host was Prince Yuri Dolkgoruk...

Have you visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow? Have you visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow?
02 August 2019
St Petersburg is well known for its palaces and museums, but youíll find an estate just as beautiful and historic on the outskirts of Moscow. This architectural complex is called the Arkhangelskoye Estate and ...

What you need to know about the VDNKh Park in Moscow What you need to know about the VDNKh Park in Moscow
04 July 2019
Constructed in 1939, VDNKh aimed to showcase the finest aspects of the socialist era, its economy and its lifestyle. Originally, the VDNKh opened as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. Toda...

Seven ways to enjoy Russiaís Karelia region Seven ways to enjoy Russiaís Karelia region
14 June 2019
Karelia, tucked up against the Finnish border in Russiaís far north west, does things a little differently. Located beside the White Sea and Lapland, this year-round destination is a delight for nature lovers ...

Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day? Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day?
14 May 2019
May 20th is Volga Day in Russia. You might think it a little odd that a river has its own commemorative day, but that pales in comparison to some of the more bonkers holidays that the month throws up: No Pants...

Itís Victory Day in Russia this May Itís Victory Day in Russia this May
29 April 2019
Russia commemorates Victory Day on May 9th. Itís an important date on the calendar, marking the day when Russians got their country back after defeating Nazi Germany in World War Two. If youíre wondering why R...

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg
24 April 2019
Culture vultures with a penchant for staying up late: this oneís for you. In midsummer, on account of its latitude, St Petersburg becomes the city of the white nights. The sun sets late into the evening and da...

Visit to a Dacha Ė a Family Countryside House in Russia Visit to a Dacha Ė a Family Countryside House in Russia
01 April 2019
What is a dacha in Russia? A dacha is a typical seasonal & quite often a year-round second home of a Russian family, located in the suburbs of lager cities. It includes a house (a cottage) and some land. Pr...

Itís International Womenís Day Ė how will you mark the occasion? Itís International Womenís Day Ė how will you mark the occasion?
07 March 2019
This year, the theme of International Womenís day is #BalanceforBetter. Organisers have the following message for those intending to formally mark the occasion, which this year falls on Friday 8th March: ďA ...

Donít be daunted Ė travelling through Russia is easier than you think! Donít be daunted Ė travelling through Russia is easier than you think!
12 February 2019
Iím a keen solo traveller but the first time I visited Russia Iíll admit I was daunted. My plan was to cross the country on an epic Trans-Siberian adventure, but I was worried about the language barrier and abo...