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It’ll soon be Moscow day!

It’ll soon be Moscow day!

Moscow will celebrate its 872nd birthday over the first full weekend in September. It’s fitting that there’ll be a big bash as the city itself kicked off after a party. Then, the host was Prince Yuri Dolkgoruky – in 1147,…

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…

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…