Russia – Discover the Unknown
What you need to know about the VDNKh Park in Moscow

What you need to know about the VDNKh Park in Moscow

Constructed in 1939, VDNKh aimed to showcase the finest aspects of the socialist era, its economy and its lifestyle. Originally, the VDNKh opened as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. Today, it’s still used as an exhibition and…

Seven ways to enjoy Russia’s Karelia region

Seven ways to enjoy Russia’s Karelia region

Karelia, tucked up against the Finnish border in Russia’s far north west, does things a little differently. Located beside the White Sea and Lapland, this year-round destination is a delight for nature lovers but there’s also plenty to interest you…

Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day?

Why not book a Volga river cruise to mark Volga Day?

May 20th is Volga Day in Russia. You might think it a little odd that a river has its own commemorative day, but that pales in comparison to some of the more bonkers holidays that the month throws up: No…

It’s Victory Day in Russia this May

It’s Victory Day in Russia this May

Russia commemorates Victory Day on May 9th. It’s an important date on the calendar, marking the day when Russians got their country back after defeating Nazi Germany in World War Two. If you’re wondering why Russia doesn’t commemorate VE day…

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg

Culture vultures with a penchant for staying up late: this one’s for you. In midsummer, on account of its latitude, St Petersburg becomes the city of the white nights. The sun sets late into the evening and dark, when it…