Russia – Discover the Unknown
Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

A banya is a Russian sauna. Taking a steam bath is one of Russia’s oldest traditions and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Visiting a bath house during your holiday is a great way of immersing yourself in Russian…

Try something different in Russia this winter

Try something different in Russia this winter

Despite the plunging sub-zero temperatures, one of the most fun activities I’ve ever done on holiday was to ride a dog sled through a snowy forest. I’d never done it before, but with a bit of tuition from my guide,…

Tatiana’s Day – Russian Students Day

Tatiana’s Day – Russian Students Day

In Russia, January 25th marks Tatiana’s Day. This annual public holiday is also known as Students Day, but it’s actually a religious holiday named after Saint Tatiana who was a Christian martyr back in Roman times. The link to education…