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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. …

What’s your favourite Russian food?

What’s your favourite Russian food?

Do you have a favourite Russian dish? If you do, we’d love to hear from you – and you could win yourself a meal out at a Russian restaurant in London. Our favourite winter soup has to be solyanka. It…

Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

A banya is a Russian sauna. Taking a steam bath is one of Russia’s oldest traditions and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Visiting a bath house during your holiday is a great way of immersing yourself in Russian…

Try something different in Russia this winter

Try something different in Russia this winter

Despite the plunging sub-zero temperatures, one of the most fun activities I’ve ever done on holiday was to ride a dog sled through a snowy forest. I’d never done it before, but with a bit of tuition from my guide,…

Faberge Museum was opened in St. Petersburg

On 19th of November the largest private museum in Russia – Faberge Museum was opened in St. Petersburg. The exhibition takes place in a restored Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka embankment in the center of the city. The collection of…