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Russian hospitality and superstitions

Russian hospitality and superstitions

As in the UK, there are many traditions and superstitions that are part and parcel of everyday life in Russia. But they’re not all the same: there’s no stigma concerning the number thirteen, it’s not considered unlucky to walk under…

It’s time to think about visiting Rostov on Don

It’s time to think about visiting Rostov on Don

Easily combined with a Moscow city break via a river cruise, the southern Russian city of Rostov on Don is well worth a visit. The city’s blessed with a plethora of interesting sights but the best place to start is…

С Днём Святого Валентина!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

С Днём Святого Валентина! Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for something a little different to surprise your Valentine, then why not treat them to a romantic break in Russia to celebrate the popular day of love? It’s not a public holiday, and has only really been…

A tribute to Boris Pasternak – “I am tied to Russia by birth, by life and work”

A tribute to Boris Pasternak – “I am tied to Russia by birth, by life and work”

Best known for the novel Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s work is both popular and influential in his native Russia. Ironically, the book that led to worldwide fame was banned in his homeland for its commentary on the Communist state and…