Russia – Discover the Unknown
Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

The Christmas decorations were all packed away weeks ago here in the UK, but Russia’s  just finished clearing up after its Christmas celebrations.  In Russia, those following the Orthodox religion choose to fast for 40 days, abstaining from meat and…

Why not visit the Tolstoy Estate Museum?

Why not visit the Tolstoy Estate Museum?

Leo Tolstoy was one of Russia’s great writers, the creator of epic works such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Snubbed by the Nobel committee despite multiple nominations for the Literature Prize, history has judged him more favourably. Count…

Have you been to Muzeon Park?

Have you been to Muzeon Park?

It’s been almost three decades since the break-up of the Soviet Union, yet our fascination with it shows no sign of going into that same terminal decline. And one way that manifests itself is by visiting the parks that are…

It’ll soon be Moscow day!

It’ll soon be Moscow day!

Moscow will celebrate its 872nd birthday over the first full weekend in September. It’s fitting that there’ll be a big bash as the city itself kicked off after a party. Then, the host was Prince Yuri Dolkgoruky – in 1147,…

Have you visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow?

Have you visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow?

St Petersburg is well known for its palaces and museums, but you’ll find an estate just as beautiful and historic on the outskirts of Moscow. This architectural complex is called the Arkhangelskoye Estate and it plays host to a wonderful…