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It’s Baikal Day!

It’s Baikal Day!

On the fourth Sunday in August, Russians celebrate Baikal Day. It’s a relatively new occasion, marked only since 1999, but it’s designed to remind people of the beauty of this magnificent lake and its surroundings. Baikal is something special. Whereas…

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Right now, with all eyes on the World Cup, Yekaterinburg is making the news as one of Russia’s football venues. Its stadium has seen the action as Uruguay and Egypt slugged it out, Peru tackled France, Japan went head to…

It’s Volga Day on May 20th

It’s Volga Day on May 20th

It seems like there’s a day for everything these days but here’s one you should be aware of if you’re planning a Russian river cruise. Launched in 2008, May 20th sees the 10th annual Volga Day. If you paid attention…

Winter’s coming – and where better to spend it than in Russia?

Winter’s coming – and where better to spend it than in Russia?

Winter is a romantic notion here in the UK, especially in the south. We don’t understand winter because we don’t really get winter. A chill in the air?  Maybe. A dusting of powder on the streets until the sun gets…

What do you know about Ural?

May be something about Ekaterinburg or about border between Europe and Asia? I want to write about Northern and Ural, it’s place for amazing adventure tours. For example, you can discover the natural and cultural highlights of Ural on an unforgettable 6-day tour…