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Commemorating the last of the tsars

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Right now, with all eyes on the World Cup, Yekaterinburg is making the news as one of Russia’s football venues. Its stadium has seen the action as Uruguay and Egypt slugged it out, Peru tackled France, Japan went head to…

The fall of the Russian Monarchy

The fall of the Russian Monarchy

Russia, a hundred years ago. Times were hard. Severe food and fuel shortages had led to rationing. Rampant inflation decimated the value of the rouble, wiping out its buying power. There was widespread discontent. Strikes in what was then Petrograd’s factories were…

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…

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

17 July marks the day almost a century ago when the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in the city of Yekaterinburg.  That day in 1918 was to change the course of Russian history…

The Kremlin’s Hidden Treasures

The Kremlin’s Hidden Treasures

The towering red brick walls of the Kremlin hide a multitude of palaces, armouries and churches, making this one of the most memorable places to visit in the Russian capital. Dating back to 1147, the Kremlin, whose name translates as…