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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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Moscow City Cops

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 29 Jun, 2005

It’s raining in Moscow, and it’s putting a real downer on things. The Kremlin just isn’t as exciting as it should be, and our first impression of Russia is not what we’d hoped. A quick piggy-back ride past St Basil’s Cathedral, and we marched off again…Read More


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Petrogradskaya Storona

Written by marif on 23 May, 2005

Petrogradskaya Storona is the Russian name for the Petrograd side of St. Petersburg. Consisting of five islands joined by numerous bridges, this is St. Petersburg's oldest and most treasured historical area. The best way to come here is to take line 2 of the metro…Read More


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Day Trips out of St. Petersburg - Petrodvorets

Written by marif on 23 May, 2005

The most impressive of St. Petersburg's suburban parks, Petrodvorets, or Peterhof, is a spectacular park-palace complex with a unique array of fountains, gilded statues, wooden bridges, and well-manicured gardens. The best time to visit is in summer, when all the fountains are in operation and…Read More


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The life of Repin and his dacha's history

Written by Ksu on 23 Jun, 2002

I’d like to tell you about the history of this place. In 1900, during a trip to Paris (it was Repin's 5th time in Europe; the first one was after his graduation from the Academy, when he won the Gold Medal and a six-year scholarship,…Read More


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The City

Written by Danner on 21 Jan, 2002

Travelling on the coach to St Petersburg made me feel as though I was travelling on a refugee bus, too many people, 7 or 8 year olds sleeping on their parents' laps and in the aisle, babies crying, bad smells most likely from the babies.…Read More


Important details- getting there

Written by Lise on 10 Dec, 2001

To rent skis, or to go skiing, take trolleybus 2 or 5 (or marshrutka 21a) from the stop Prospyekt Lyenina (across the street from the state university) to "Prospyekt Alyeksandra Nyevskovo." Get off. Backtrack 100 meters to the first real road on your left (there…Read More


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The Hermitage

Written by Amanda on 13 Sep, 2000

The Hermitage is incomparable. It is one of the best art museums in the world, and probably has the best building of any of the greats. It's set in the Tzar's winter quarters, known collectively as the Hermitage. It's made up of 5…Read More


Food on the Transib

Written by mkrosin on 03 Aug, 2000

Eating on the transiberian can range from average to just plain awful! Here are a few suggestions to keep your palate from committing hari-kiri! Before you board: As there is somewhat of a limited selection on the train and at stops, I highly recommend some pre-departure…Read More


Transiberian Profit??? How to make cash on the transib!

Written by mkrosin on 09 Aug, 2000

Backpacker constantly strapped for cash: here's a great way to earn a few extra nights out! Aside from a means of transportation, the Transiberian is a roving market, hauling cheap counterfeit Chinese goods to brand name-starved Siberians. Not only can you pull in…Read More


You must Have a Visa

Written by marcopolo on 11 Oct, 2000

Although most travelers to Russia know they must have a visa, they might not know how to go about getting one. Today the procedure is quite simple and the best way is to call the most efficient visa service that I have relied upon…Read More


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