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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…

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…

Enjoy a Troika Ride in Russia

Enjoy a Troika Ride in Russia

What is Troika? It is a traditional Russian harness driving structure, using three horses, usually pulling a sleigh. Come to Russia in winter and enjoy those unforgettable moments of driving a troika.

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…