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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 visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow?

Have you visited the Arkhangelskoye Estate near Moscow?

St Petersburg is well known for its palaces and museums, but you’ll find an estate just as beautiful and historic on the outskirts of Moscow. This architectural complex is called the Arkhangelskoye Estate and it plays host to a wonderful…

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…

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…

Visit to a Dacha – a Family Countryside House in Russia

Visit to a Dacha – a Family Countryside House in Russia

What is a dacha in Russia? A dacha is a typical seasonal & quite often a year-round second home of a Russian family, located in the suburbs of lager cities. It includes a house (a cottage) and some land. Previously…