Six ancient and mysterious places near Yekaterinburg
The Ural Mountains, the most ancient mountain range in the world, hide numerous secrets and many traces of past civilizations.
Why do Russians and foreigners go on archaeological expeditions to Siberia?
For several years now dozens of volunteers from Russia and other countries have been coming to southern Siberia to go on archaeological expeditions. As a result they learn about the history of the peoples that settled in the Republic of Tuva and the Krasnoyarsk Territory thousands of years ago.
Come to Khabarovsk, the city on the 5,000 ruble banknote
A pleasant surprise after a long train journey through the endless taiga, Khabarovsk boasts a picturesque location, some of the area’s best museums and wide boulevards lined with gorgeous Imperial-era buildings.
Into the wild: skiing through the Siberian taiga
The fabulous Siberian taiga – the glittering snow piled high in banks, the pure air, the smell of silver fir under the stars – is not a myth. Although one of the biggest wooded areas known to man is indeed wild and difficult to reach, it is still possible to visit with some planning.
The city beneath the city: excursions through Moscow’s underground world
Beneath Muscovites’ feet is a hidden world of tunnels, bunkers, warehouses and catacombs. Subterranean Moscow extends for dozens of meters underground and most of it still remains absolutely off limits and top secret.
Dauria: in the heart of the ancient Eurasia
Dauria is a fascinating destination in Siberia at the southern edge of the Transbaikal Region within the Dauria preserve on the border with Mongolia.
Unforgettable Russian travel destinations for 2015
High travel season is just a few months away. As many travelers are already busy planning their vacation, a timely question arises: what is the best destination for travel this year?
Winter romance: how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Moscow
Three different strolls through historic Moscow that culminates with a romantic dinner for two in a cozy cafe.
Six industrial tourism destinations in the Urals
“When you say ‘Ural’, you mean factories” is a common saying in Russia. The history of the Ural Mountains region is inextricably connected to the industrial power of the country. In the 18th century the Demidovs, a family of mining entrepreneurs, founded a huge industrial empire in the Urals. Furthermore, during World War II hundreds of factories were evacuated to the area.
Lake Baikal in winter: an ice-cold trip to the legendary Siberian lake
Fantastic grottoes on the shore, jeep or ice skating tours, ice fishing and reassuring quiet: these are only some of the joys that make a trip to Lake Baikal in winter worthwhile.