Seasonal diversions in the fresh air: how to fall in love with Moscow in winter
For those who have already been to all of Moscow's fashionable skating rinks and nearby ski slopes, but want to taste something new on Russia's cold weather menu, RBTH has assembled a special guide to new and traditional Russian entertainments.
Quiz: ‘Can you guess which one is the real Russian winter?’
When people think of the Russian winter, snow covered trees, wooden structures in the middle of nowhere and endless tundra where reindeer roam come to mind. But in our quiz not every frozen image is of Russia. Can you detect the real Russian winter? Try your luck and take our frosty quiz!
Krasnoyarsk to Novosibirsk: a journey into Russia’s heartland
The section of Russia between the Siberian cities of Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk features unexplored mountains, some of the world’s longest rivers and Russia’s third most-populous urban center.
A holiday in St. Petersburg: get the most out of winter in Russia’s cultural capital
St. Petersburg can be a great place to spend the New Year’s holidays. It is an especially calm period for the city, with most of the population engaging in extreme doses of relaxation.
Air gateways to Moscow: Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo
What services can travelers find at Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo? RBTH shares some practical tips about where to find the best free internet connection, have a light meal with a great view of the landing field and even go to a museum in Moscow’s airports.
Russia's most spectacular ski resorts
Krasnaya Polyana, Sheregesh, Kirovsk – in Russia it is possible to go skiing on any budget or level of experience.
Kostroma: the home of Russia’s Snegurochka, the snow maiden
The city is one of two in Russia that makes a claim to one of the main protagonists of the New Year’s holidays. “Snegurochka,” or the snow maiden, is from Kostroma and maintains a residence here.
Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk: the road between two of Siberia’s most thriving cities
The highway between the cities of Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk passes through rolling hills interspersed with small farming villages. Driving west from Vladivostok, this is where the wildness of the Far East gives way to the heart of Siberia.
Moscow for freelancers: the best libraries, co-working spaces and anti-cafes
If you need to work in Moscow and you don’t have your own office, check out our list of trendy spots where students and freelancers can set up temporary shop for a minimal fee.
Belokurikha: the Siberian Davos
This balneological resort area in the Altai Territory has grown up in recent years to become a bustling spa town overflowing with resorts, health spas, restaurants, night clubs, outdoor activities and plenty of fresh mountain air. There is nowhere else in Russia that looks more like a Swiss ski resort than here.