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Visit Russia for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Visit Russia for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Football fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, due to kick off in June. Russia plays host to teams from across the globe in this prestigious warm-up event to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, also…

The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

Whether you’re an art lover or not, there’s no denying that the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses one of the most incredible collections of art on the planet. Not only is it one of the largest museums in the…

How much do you know about Fabergé’s exquisite eggs?

How much do you know about Fabergé’s exquisite eggs?

Most visitors to Russia will have heard of Fabergé, creator of the most ornate and precious Easter eggs on the planet. But how much do you know about these eggs? Here’s what you need to know. The son of a…

A quick guide to Peter the Great

A quick guide to Peter the Great

Happy birthday Peter the Great! Peter 1, Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725, was born 344 years ago on 9 June 1672.  He’s considered one of the country’s great reformers, dragging Russia out of mediaeval oblivion and transforming it…

White nights in St Petersburg

White nights in St Petersburg

Summer’s a time for celebrations in St Petersburg as we approach the launch of this year’s White Nights Festival.  It runs from 27th May until 2nd August and makes good use of the long hours of daylight known as Beliye…

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