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Dear Traveller,
Exciting news from Go Russia!
But first, let us tell you a little about one of Russia’s finest marine artists. This painter from the Romantic school went by the name of Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky and lived from 1817 until 1900. He was born in Crimea, the son of an Armenian couple but gained his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg. After graduating, he travelled in Europe, spending a lot of time in Venice and later Florence. It’s no surprise this experience gave him a lifelong love of Italian art.
Sunset in Crimea by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1865
Returning to Russia in 1844, he secured a job with the Russian Navy as their official painter. He travelled with them, painting seascapes and naval battles. It’s said that he didn’t paint while at sea, instead preferring to trust his memory and recreate the scenes back on dry land. He must have done a good job. The great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was heard to mutter the phrase “worthy of Aivazovsky’s brush” when he wanted to describe something he found beautiful.
Aivazovsky’s popularity wasn’t confined to Russia. This prolific artist exhibited many of his 6000 paintings across Europe, in Istanbul and also in the United States. When you think how many great artists lived in abject poverty and only became collectable after their deaths, that’s no mean feat.
Do you have any friends in France?
And now to our news: we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve launched a French version of our website. You’ll find a wide range of tours to Russia, including the ever-popular river cruises and Trans-Siberian adventures. We’ll still take care of all the arrangements, including visas, just as if you book through our regular site. If you’ve travelled with us and have friends in France, why not recommend us for their next trip? As a special introductory offer, each new booking will receive a EUR100 discount per person and as a thank you for your support, you’ll get an equivalent of EUR100 for your promotion as well. It’s an exclusive offer available only to our newsletter subscribers. Please ask your friends to visit www.toutelarussie.com and use the code NEWSFRANCE to get the exclusive EUR100 discount per person.
Even if you don’t have any Gallic connections, we’re happy you’re still in touch and look forward to seeing you on one of our trips in the near future.
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Epic Trans-Mongolian: St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Mongolia - Beijing (TS-15)
As the name suggests, this tour following the route of the Trans-Mongolian railway truly is an epic adventure. Beginning in St.Petersburg and finishing in Beijing with stops in Moscow...
From £2,295 19 days
Discovery of the Russian North: St. Petersburg – Kizhi – Solovetksy Island – Gulag Camp (KL-07)
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From £1,395 9 days

UNESCO Heritage in Russia: Moscow – Novgorod – Kizhi - St. Petersburg (CB-30)
With 26 UNESCO heritage sites Russia it would take quite a long time to visit them all. However you could see even four of them in this ten day tour: Moscow with its Kremlin complex, medieval Novgorod the Great, St. Peter...
From £1,225 10 days
Climbing to the Highest Mountain in Europe - Elbrus (EL-01)
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