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It’s Victory Day in Russia this May

It’s Victory Day in Russia this May

Russia commemorates Victory Day on May 9th. It’s an important date on the calendar, marking the day when Russians got their country back after defeating Nazi Germany in World War Two. If you’re wondering why Russia doesn’t commemorate VE day…

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg

Culture vultures with a penchant for staying up late: this one’s 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 dark, when it…

Visit to a Dacha – a Family Countryside House in Russia

Visit to a Dacha – a Family Countryside House in Russia

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. Previously…

It’s International Women’s Day – how will you mark the occasion?

It’s International Women’s Day – how will you mark the occasion?

This year, the theme of International Women’s day is #BalanceforBetter. Organisers have the following message for those intending to formally mark the occasion, which this year falls on Friday 8th March: “A balanced world is a better world. How can…

Don’t be daunted – travelling through Russia is easier than you think!

Don’t be daunted – travelling through Russia is easier than you think!

I’m a keen solo traveller but the first time I visited Russia I’ll 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 about missing…