September - October, 2007


FREE SEMINARS ON RUSSIA: ALTAI - "GOLDEN MOUNTAINS" OF SHAMBA LA The Go Russia Expert Team is delighted to announce our next seminar: ALTAI - "GOLDEN MOUNTAINS" OF SHAMBA LA. Apart from the cultural highlights of Altai the travel experts from Go Russia will give you details of accommodation and transport options available in the region, a wide range of holiday activities, and many other practicalities you need to consider before going to Russia. The seminar will be held on 16 October 2007 at Pushkin House (5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA (Holborn, View map). There are no entrance charges however a reservation is required to secure your place. Please register online here or by phone 020 8434 3496.

GO RUSSIA TEAM - WE ARE OFICIALLY ON TOP OF EUROPE Our Go Russia expert team working not only in office - in order to provide the best services we are trying everything ourselves! Go Russia's travel consultant Zivile Meksriunaite just has returned from the Caucasus having successfully reached yet again Mt. Elbrus - the highest Mountain in Europe (5,642m). She is an active climber with ambitious plans to reach all the Seven Summits and with a portfolio of 3 summits already. Zivile says: "This is a trip to be done by real adventure seekers and I am envious of people who still have to do this climb for the first time!"

KAMCHATKA JOURNAL AND GUIDE: LAUNCH AT PUSHKIN HOUSE Go Russia is happy to present the successful launch of a wonderful guidebook about Kamchatka. "A Journal and Guide to Russia's Land of Fire & Ice" held at Pushkin House on 27th September. The author, Diana Gleadhill, a retired librarian from County Down, recounted her search for adventure with an old school friend, Elise Coburn, in one of the worlds last great pristine wildernesses: a inhospitable land without tourist infrastructure, but replete with amazing natural beauty, wildlife and native culture. The event was sponsored by Go Russia. For more information about the book please visit

AN EXCITING JOURNEY THROUGH RUSSIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY The Go Russia Team is happy to announce a very special project: a course of 12 lectures on Russian culture, hosted by leading British academics, at Pushkin House. Music, art, architecture, icon-painting and religion, philosophy, literature, theatre this will be an exciting journey through Russian culture, and help you to understand this beautiful country and its world-famous cultural heritage. Every Monday 5.30pm - 6.30pm, from October 1st to December 17th, 2007. All Go Russia customers receive a 15% discount on the course fee (full price - £100 per person). For more details please click here

NEW BOOK ON HISTORY OF SOVIET RUSSIA BY ORLANDO FIGES The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia. This book is the result of an amazing large-scale research project which really began as a series of interviews by Figes when he was a graduate student in Moscow in the mid 1980s. Masterfully composed and controlled as a narrative by Figes, this is a collective testimony in which you can hear voices recounting the hopes, fears and numberless awful tragedies of the Soviet era. Orlando Figes (born 1959) is one of Britain's leading historians of modern Russian history and a professor at Birkbeck, University of London. For more information please click here

FIRST EVER RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON STARTED ON THURSDAY The first ever Russian Film Festival is to be held in London at Apollo West End. This is a long-awaited opportunity for British audiences to view the portrayal of modern Russia through contemporary Russian cinema. The programme includes films which have already received international and national awards. 27 September - 3 October. All films are with English subtitles. Full information about the films please click here

A UNIQUE BRITAIN - RUSSIA CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH On 12 September 2007 Battersea Park in London saw a unique gathering of English and Russian celebrities from the worlds of the film, music and politics who were playing in a special charity football match. England's heroic scorers were comedian Andy Smart, actor and musician Keith Warwick, pop singer and son of the Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt Jr and Guy Burnett. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for the Give Life Foundation which supports young leukaemia sufferers in Russia.

    The Ultimate Winter Experience!
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR EVE IN THE RUSSIAN CAPITALS - from £839 (land-only). Celebrate New Year in Russia with our very special seasonal city-break! These fabulous 8 day holidays, combining Moscow and St. Petersburg, reveal the romance and Zhivago-like charm of winter in Russia. During your tour you will experience the unforgettable White Days of a Russian winter in St. Petersburg where the architecture is powdered with snow and the winter sun reflects like platinum in the city's canals. Also you will enjoy the spirit of Europe's fastest-growing and third-largest city - Moscow. We have arranged for you a full programme of guided sightseeing and seasonal activities, an exciting Gala Dinner on the New Year Eve and a magnificent ballet performance in one of the best Russian theatres. More...

This tour is designed for people interested in both winter sports and the cultural heritage of the Ural region, one of the most beautiful parts of Russia. Try out dog sledding, a snowmobile safari, cross country skiing, ice fishing and even a Russian banja (sauna) from a comfortable 3* hotel with its stunning winter landscape. A guided tour of the 280 year old city of Yekaterinburg will give you a special insight into the remarkable history of Russia, including the tragedy of the Romanov's Tsar family. This intense programme is suitable for both adults and children, covering a range of interests and offering you some great experience. More...
During this 5-day tour you will be able to see the beautiful "Venice of the North", St. Petersburg. In a very short time you will be able to take in the history and culture of this truly unique and memorable city and explore its major attractions. You will also visit Karelia. This region in the Russian Northwest has vast areas covered with forests, thousands of rivers and lakes, two National Parks and several Nature Reserves. Among numerous cultural sights of Karelia, Kizhi Island is the most famous. It is here where a unique collection of wooden churches, chapels and traditional houses is situated. More...
We invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve with us during the Polar Winter above the Polar Circle. The bright stars shining day and night compete with the colourful flashes of the Aurora Borealis, which illuminate the beautiful white snow-covered landscape. Your home on this journey will be a comfortable lodge in the forest, close to Lake Imandra and not far from the cities of Apatity and Kirovsk. The building is very cosy and offers you comfortable rooms, gym, sauna, billiards and a winter garden. And you don't even have to cook! Your package includes three delicious traditions meals each day. Happy New Year! More...

Experience the ultimate adrenalin rush! This adventure gives you a unique opportunity to visit the peaks of Kamchatka's active volcanoes and ski or snowboard down some of the world's most exciting off-piste routes. With the help of our professional instructors, you will be able to ski some of the extreme runs that these volcanic slopes abound with. The purity of the mountain air will take your breath away, and the awesome vistas of immense snow fields will have you climbing aboard the waiting chopper for many more runs. The majesty of these stunning volcanoes will stay in your memory long after you return home. More...
  A perfect gift - GO RUSSIA travel voucher
The voucher can cover the full cost of the trip or an exciting surprise to your holiday. Whether the lucky owner of the voucher will want to join any of our group tours, spend it on the magnificent ballet performance at the Bolshoi or just treat themselves with some luxury hotel accommodation in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg at their convenience - everything is possible! The vouchers are to be redeemed within a one year period. Please click here to buy your voucher

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