Russia – Discover the Unknown

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Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

The Christmas decorations were all packed away weeks ago here in the UK, but Russia’s  just finished clearing up after its Christmas celebrations.  In Russia, those following the Orthodox religion choose to fast for 40 days, abstaining from meat and…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Go Russia team!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Go Russia team!

We can’t believe it’s that time again! Christmas is almost upon us and while we are enjoying the festivities here in the UK our thoughts also turn to Russia. Christmas is actually celebrated there on January 7th, at the end…

Are you brave enough to experience a Siberian winter?

Are you brave enough to experience a Siberian winter?

Visiting the coldest reaches of Siberia in the depths of winter takes some preparation and I don’t just mean packing a thick coat. Temperatures in this part of Russia can fall so low that if you usually wear metal spectacles…

Time for a summer picnic – it’s summer in Russia

Time for a summer picnic – it’s summer in Russia

In the UK, we may associate Russia with cold, snowy weather, but the summers are hot and sunny – and that means there’s nothing better than a picnic or an al fresco lunch in one of the many pavement cafes. …

Russian hospitality and superstitions

Russian hospitality and superstitions

As in the UK, there are many traditions and superstitions that are part and parcel of everyday life in Russia. But they’re not all the same: there’s no stigma concerning the number thirteen, it’s not considered unlucky to walk under…