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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…

Commemorate a hundred years since Solzhenitsyn’s birth this December

Commemorate a hundred years since Solzhenitsyn’s birth this December

One of the most moving pieces of Russian literature is surely One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. It bears the distinction of being the only one of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn’s works to be published in the Soviet Union…

Is it time you visited Novosibirsk?

Is it time you visited Novosibirsk?

Unless you’re a regular visitor to Russia, you probably won’t have put Novosibirsk on your sightseeing itinerary. But that’s a mistake: though overshadowed by Moscow and St Petersburg, there are plenty of reasons why you should visit Novosibirsk too. It…

October sees World Space Week

October sees World Space Week

Over 3700 events spread across 80 countries marked 2017’s World Space Week and this year is set to equal if not better that programme. This year the theme is “Space Unites the World” and events take place from the 4th…