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Visiting Russia

A country rich in history and culture, Russia is a popular vacation destination for visitors from across the globe. Although travel to this country may not be as easy as others- foreign visitors are required to get a visa- tourism is growing due to the beauty of both the cities and landscape. While the sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg make them two of the more popular places to visit, tourists looking for something different may want to try a train trip on the Trans-Siberian railroad, or a tour through the Siberian steppe.

The largest country in the world has plenty of things to do, and there is no shortage of impressive places to sightsee at such as the Red Square. ... Read More
A country rich in history and culture, Russia is a popular vacation destination for visitors from across the globe. Although travel to this country may not be as easy as others- foreign visitors are required to get a visa- tourism is growing due to the beauty of both the cities and landscape. While the sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg make them two of the more popular places to visit, tourists looking for something different may want to try a train trip on the Trans-Siberian railroad, or a tour through the Siberian steppe.

The largest country in the world has plenty of things to do, and there is no shortage of impressive places to sightsee at such as the Red Square. St. Basil’s Cathedral also draws in many visitors as its onion domes are some of the most iconic pieces of architecture in Russia. The cuisine is exquisite as well- whether you want caviar or vodka, finding a restaurant to suit your taste should be easy.

Outside of the cities, the natural beauty of the countryside also offers some trip ideas. A boat cruise down the Volga River or a excursion to one of the many palaces’ botanical gardens provides an escape from the ongoing rush of the city.

So whether you are planning a cosmopolitan rendezvous or a bucolic getaway, Russia provides many different amenities to accommodate visitors. Book your flight today and enjoy a vacation in this beautiful country.

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A Night in Leningrad

Written by MALUSE on 16 Jun, 2012

I've been twice to Leningrad but never to St. Petersburg. "So what?", you may think, "I've been to many places twice and to others not at all." That may well be the case, but here we're talking about the same Russian city. Its first name…Read More


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5,000 Miles from Moscow to Beijing: Passing the time

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

When we decided to book tickets for the Trans-Siberian I really had no idea of what life would be like on the trains. The first train from Moscow would take three days to reach Irkutsk and I wondered if there would be enough to divert…Read More


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Trans-Mongolian Restaurant Car

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

Describing the Mongolian dining car will be a short exercise as for most of the journey through Mongolia, there wasn’t one. From Irkutsk to Ulan-Baatar we relied mostly on supplies bought in Irkutsk. We stocked up on bottled water, orange juice, biscuits, beer, yogurts and…Read More


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Trans-Mongolian 1st and 2nd Class Accommodations

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

The Trans-Mongolian journey from Irkutsk to Ulan Baatar was a very different experience from our first train. The accommodations were far more basic and the carriage interior was a stark clinical white with no noticeable efforts of decoration. The cabin configuration was the same but…Read More


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Trans-Siberian First Class Accommodations: Part II

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

(continued from Part I) Our beds consisted of two cushy bunks, with large puffy pillows, a substantial duvet and an additional blanket. There was no danger of getting cold as the heating was kept at a comfortable temperature. It was, however, a sharp contrast to…Read More


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Trans-Siberian First Class Accommodation: Part I

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

Departs Moscow Yaroslavsky Station at 11.29pm from 5 Komsomolskaya Ploshchad.We arrived at Moscow’s Yaroslavsky Station in good time for our 11.29pm departure. Missing the train when traveling on the Trans-Siberian didn’t seem like a wise move so we tended to show up 1-2 hours before…Read More


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Booking and Buying The Tickets

Written by sararevell on 24 Aug, 2007

Svezhy Veter Travel Agency426000 Izhevsk Karla Marxa 228a, RussiaTel: 7.341.245.0037sv@sv-agency.udm.ru www.sv-agency.udm.ru There are various ways to book tickets for the Trans-Siberian train. We had read stories about people who just turn up and buy once they’re in the country as this is one way to…Read More


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Bring & Imbibe

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 25 Jul, 2005

Before we left, my mum organised a 'Bring & Buy' sale to raise funds for the trip. The idea was to sell enough junk to pay for our Trans-Siberian railway tickets. Friends and family gave vast quantities of goods for sale at the event, displaying…Read More


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A Quiet Little Mongolian Girl

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 06 Jul, 2005

The train was just like any other and the cabin pretty standard, but somehow, to both of us, it was the most exciting place in the world. Grinning so much that my cheeks ached, I had the distinct feeling that our journey was officially underway.…Read More


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The Day We Caught The Train

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 06 Jul, 2005

Following Thom’s lead, I had decided to get a haircut—a shaved head, no less. Our Rough Guide listed a place with English-speaking staff that might help to avoid embarrassing mistakes. We set about finding it, suffering from the usual problem of trying to read road…Read More


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