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The Festival of Smelt in St. Petersburg

The Festival of Smelt in St. Petersburg

Do you know what the village of Lewiston in New York State has in common with the elegant Russian city of St Petersburg? They both stage a festival every May dedicated to the smelt. This little fish makes an appearance…

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…

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