72 magical hours in Kaliningrad: Where to surf, eat and walk
Three days may not be enough to see all there is to see in the Russian exclave but with our guide you’ll get a very good gist of Kaliningrad.
7 reasons to see Russian wooden churches before they disappear
22 domes and no nails: Why Karelia's wooden churches are so amazing
New walks in old Moscow: From Kitai-Gorod to Chistye Prudy
Kitai-Gorod is the largest district in old Moscow that has remained relatively unchanged over the years. Since the area’s recent renovations in 2014 travelers have been given a chance to see old Moscow in a new light.
72 hours in Nizhny Novgorod: What to see, eat and do
Where you should go for the best views, to make an impressive selfie and to eat if you have only three days in Nizhny Novgorod.
My Town: Alexandra’s Samara
In our new series, My Town, ordinary Russians introduce you to their cities and tell you what makes them unique. What is it about your town that you can find nowhere else?
Tour de Crimea: A romantic way to explore the peninsula on a budget
Want to go for a ride on retro-style scooters through the most beautiful corners of the Crimean peninsula? Now you can.
The Brynner family: From the last Soviet capitalist to Hollywood star
On July 11, 2015 Yul Brynner, the Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, would have turned 95. He was born in Russia, on the then territory of the Far Eastern Republic, the buffer zone created on Lenin's initiative in Russia's Far East from 1920-1922.
August in Sakhalin: Whale-watching, warm lakes and water sports
The waters around this oil and gas-rich island in Russia’s Far East are blessed with an abundance of marine life. August is a great month to spot western gray whales and northern fur seals, to camp near warm lakes and lagoons, and indulge in water sports.
6 culinary experiences fit for a Trans-Siberian journey
Setting out, most travelers on the Trans-Siberian expect dramatic landscapes, picturesque towns and boundless forests. Few realize that an unforgettable series of culinary adventures also await.
The hot snows of Paratunka: a warm welcome to a land of volcanoes & bears
The Kamchatka region in Russia's Far East is famous for its dormant and active volcanoes, wild salmon, brown bears and enormous crabs. The Paratunka resort is a true oasis, hidden here among mountain ridges and deep snows.