A taste of Russian spirituality: Trinity Lavra of St Sergius
Located 70 km northeast of Moscow, the monastery is considered the spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church and has over 300 resident monks
The Datsan by the Neva: Celebrating the heritage of Buddhism in St. Petersburg
Buddhism was incorporated into Russia as early as the 17th century but what presence of the religion is there in the northern capital today? Grigori Kubatyan gets acquainted with Buddhist life in St. Petersburg
World Cup warm-up: Travel Tips to Experience the Country at its best
A Feeling that can’t be Matched: World Cup will be a great time to get out and see one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and to delve into all that Russia has to offer. From the Kremlin to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the beaches of Sochi, Russia will come alive
The most incredible journeys taken by the greatest of Russia’s literary elite
From Tolstoy’s final journey, to Yerofeev’s regional tour: the greatest Russian writers were renowned for their love of exploration. RBTH explores the most famous expeditions made by the masters of Russian literary
Moscow Must-See Sites for Visitors: strolling around the Kremlin
If you have some free time during your trip to Moscow, a picturesque walk around the Kremlin is a great way to soak up Russian history and culture while enjoying the capital’s vibrant downtown scene
Taking a journey off the beaten track, to the lesser-known regions of Tatarstan
Tatarstan is home to many historic locations, but many of them may have escaped your attention. RBTH gives you the low down on some of the best places to visit while in the Tatar region
The Bell Capital of Russia and Mysticism of the Last Century
In the old industrial town of Kamensk-Uralsky, located 100 km from Yekaterinburg, ten annual festivals of bells are held, which have traditionally attracted the best bell-ringers from all over Russia and abroad
A whirlwind cross-country bus tour through Russia
"My trip came about spontaneously. This August marks the 300th anniversary of one of the most
beloved UNESCO monuments in Russia: the Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island. I decided
to make a small pilgrimage to the island for this occasion..."
Oymyakon: how do you survive in the coldest place on Earth
Residents of the village of Oymyakon are used to the many contradictions that make up their lives. It is difficult to believe that people live in such conditions – much less thrive, and yet the residents of Oymyakon are known for their longevity.
The master of the taiga: the perils of life where the brown bears roam free
Why do bears still wander the streets of Russian cities and how should you behave if confronted by one in the wild?