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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…

С Днём Святого Валентина!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

С Днём Святого Валентина! Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for something a little different to surprise your Valentine, then why not treat them to a romantic break in Russia to celebrate the popular day of love? It’s not a public holiday, and has only really been…

It’s theatre season in Russia

It’s theatre season in Russia

Autumn signals the beginning of theatre season in Russia. It’s straightforward to book tickets through Just Go Russia but much harder to choose between the many historic theatres offering a range of plays, ballets and opera performances as grand as…