Cycling around St. Petersburg: Visit all major landmarks in 3 hours
St. Petersburg is a perfect city for bike rides with its flat terrain, quiet streets and wide embankments, which make up for the lack of bike paths in the city center.
Everything you were afraid to ask about Russian visas
Many foreign travelers hesitate coming to Russia due to its stringent visa requirements. Here you can find everything you could ever possibly need to know about Russian visas boiled down for you by RBTH.
How Mesoamerican idols turned up in Russia's most European city
In the very heart of St. Petersburg six ancient stone idols have been dug into the ground to form a hexagon with a flowerbed in the middle. How did they make it to Russia and why do they fascinate tourists and locals alike?
A stroll in the Russian high Arctic: An expert walks us through
Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) Roman Skory discusses the tourist potential and existing possibilities for expeditions to the Russian Arctic and other northern territories.
The life of a kaichi, the keeper of Altai storytelling traditions
In the Altai there is a legend. If a storyteller carves out a musical instrument from lightning-struck cedar, then it will have a soul of its own. However, to find such a tree in the thick taiga forest, one needs to have a special relationship with the spirits.
5 common fears foreign tourists have when coming to Russia
Several recent travelers share some worries that turned out to be either true or false during their first trip to Russia.
Where to survive Lent the delicious and colorful way in Moscow
More and more of Moscow's gourmands are taking Lent seriously - and so are the capital's restaurants! But serious doesn't mean boring and here's the mouthwatering proof.
From Siberia with love: Rare souvenirs from untamed lands
Every time we go on a journey we stuff our backpacks with all sorts of souvenirs that we hope will bring back memories of the places we’ve been to. RBTH has compiled a list of rare, original and unexpected gifts you can bring home from Siberia.
Untasted Russia: 5 delicacies you won't find on just any menu
In order to try more than just the typical tourist vodka-and-caviar interpretations of Russian cuisine, abandon the major cities and head to the hinterlands in search of hidden delicacies.
Like a local: Secret spots to love in Kaliningrad
If you find yourself wiping raindrops from your sunglasses, you must be somewhere near the Baltic Sea and the lovely coast of the Kaliningrad Region.