Russia – Discover the Unknown
Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day?

Are you prepared for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day?

This year, on May 9th, it’s the 75th anniversary of Victory Day and a very important holiday in Russia. To understand why, you need to know that this is the day Russia marks VE Day. It’s celebrated elsewhere in Europe…

Discover the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg

Discover the Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg

Have you ever watched a design or home improvement programme on TV and thought that sometimes, the homeowner doesn’t quite get the say that they should in what’s being done to their own property? Worse, have you ever spent money…

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…