Russia

Saint Petersburg

One Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Spotlight On: A day in Saint Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city after Moscow. Capital of the Romanovs, it boasts unique historical heritage. Home to some of the world’s most renowned cultural hotspots, like the Hermitage Museum and the Mariinsky Ballet, the city also offers lush green spaces, pleasant canal-side strolls, fine …

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Lake Baikal

Photo of the Week: Crystal Clear Lake Baikal

Crystal Clear Lake Baikal Crisp, clear, and clean, Lake Baikal, in southeastern Siberia (Russia), is a unique natural wonder. The deepest lake in the world, and largest by freshwater volume, it is home to hundreds of endemic species, earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. When I visited Lake Baikal in mid-July, …

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New Year's with the Nenets of the Russian Arctic

New Year’s with the Nenets of the Russian Arctic There are places on the Earth where winter lasts almost 9 months. Yar-Sale is one of them. Located above the Arctic Circle, it is a small town with population about 5,000 people. It’s the administrative center of Yamal Region, which occupies the whole Yamal Peninsula. It …

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tobolsk russia

The Forgotten Capital of Siberia: Tobolsk Russia

 The Forgotten Capital of Siberia: Tobolsk Russia Tobolsk is an average Russian town located in the middle of the western Siberian plain. It used to be the capital of the whole of Siberia until the 20th century when the Trans-Siberian railway was built just south of here, when Tolbolsk reverted to being a small provincial …

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Photo of the Week: Winter Holidays in Moscow

Moscow is not the most popular destination for the Christmas and New Year holidays for foreigners. However, during this time you can see a different Moscow; everything is illuminated and Christmas trees are in every corner of the city. Red Square is a place of celebration where you can find a traditional ice skating rink and fireworks. …

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