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Tips & Topics will answer your questions about Russia, provide interesting facts, help you to get acquainted with Russian history and sights, things to do and much more.

The State Hermitage Museum is the most famous and most visited museum of Saint Petersburg and the second largest art museum in the world. It is difficult to imagine a trip to ...

Kaliningrad region is the unique place in Russia: it has boundaries with European Lithuania and Poland and no boundaries with any Russian regions. Russians love small cities of ...

Russia was always proud of its record of achievements in the field of Space Exploration. USSR was the first country who sent a human to space and Earth orbit; the ...

Being the most multinational and multiconfessional city in Russia, Moscow becomes a home for many communities and the Moscow Jewish diaspora is considered the largest one in ...

Russian community of Jews was considered once the largest one in the world; however, Jewish people were going through multiple challenges and have been deprived of their legal ...

Honeymoon, wedding anniversary, a romantic date, or probably a proposal? Saint Petersburg knows everything about it, and we are happy to share the top list of the most romantic ...

Being the most visited cities of Russia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg traditionally meet their high touristic season in summer, and this is quite explainable: warm weather ...

Big city night lights, posh restaurants, quiet walks in isolated corners— there are plenty of ideas of how to give a romantic touch to your trip. However, what specific things ...

Kazan is the biggest city and the capital of the Tatarstan Republic of Russia. Being one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, Kazan, surprisingly, appears to be a very ...

Velikiy Novgorod is a small city not far from Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Being the oldest city in Russia, it is often called a museum of the ancient Rus and was given a ...

It’s impossible to imagine the history of St Peterburg without the Romanov family. From Peter the Great, the founder of the “Russian Venice”, to Nicholas II, the last Emperor ...

Trying local cuisine is one of the most pleasant ways of getting acquainted with the culture and traditions of the country you visit, so don’t miss your chance! The Capital of ...

This year the winter has been sparing Saint Petersburg's residents, and now the real spring is around the corner. It seems that this is the best time to come to such a ...

Moscow is definitely a city where one can taste practically any national cuisine — and the experience won't be disappointing. Indian food isn't an exception, be it a ...

The New Year usually starts with the new year’s resolutions and new promises. However, clocks are ticking on that and the first month of 2020 is almost on its deathbed. ...

As a multicultural megapolis, Saint Petersburg offers a great deal of choice in terms of different sorts of cuisines. Accepting thousands of tourists from India each year, the ...

The Kola Peninsula is located in the far northwest of Russia and bordered by the Barents Sea and the White Sea. The most part of this territory lies ...

A visit to Saint Petersburg would be incomplete without seeing some good old classic art, regardless of what sort of cultural experience you prefer. After seeing the ...

The cheer of Christmas and New Year mood is in the air — and Moscow is ready to welcome its citizens and guests at the festive fairs and Christmas markets. At the winter ...

Many tourists come to Russia in the summer, but recently, winter travel has become increasingly popular. It is great to spend the Christmas holidays ...

Getting hungrier and more attracted by these delicious meals, you must be wondering where to try Russian cuisine in Saint Petersburg? We have chosen five amazing venues. Here ...

Once in any foreign country, you cannot miss a chance to familiarize yourself with local cuisine. Russia is not an exception, especially considering the huge history and ...

There is hardly a tourist in Moscow who hasn’t heard about the Bolshoi. However, only a small share of tourists have made it to one of the world’s most famous theaters. And ...

Don’t be tricked by the royal atmosphere of palaces and feel of the Tsar époque — an unforgettable night out in Saint Petersburg is more than easy. In the ...

Although summertime is considered to be the best season for visiting Saint Petersburg, it is still a great gem during Christmas time. No crowds of ...

Introduction Russia offers travelers a unique shopping experience – thanks to its rich, diverse culture. Major ...

What makes Karelia special? Anyone would say without a doubt: its nature. If you are tired of big cities, churches, and museums, Karelia, with its splendid landscapes and ...

Let’s be honest: Moscow is one of the most underpriced world’s capitals today, speaking on behalf of a tourist wallet. Populated with over 12 million muscovites and visited by ...

St. Petersburg is frequently referred to as the best cities to visit with kids.  If your younger ones prefer museums and education, you’re definitely in the right place, as the ...

A Trans-Siberian trip is the perfect tour to unravel some of the region’s most unique and awe-inspiring tourist destinations. A journey by train gives visitors a glimpse of the ...

If you are planning a trip of Saint Petersburg on a low budget but don’t want to miss a thing and still make your trip special, this guide will give useful hacks on how to save ...

Saint Petersburg is often referred to as the second capital of Russia and is highly competitive with Moscow in regards to tourism service and cultural leisure. Below are some ...

Did you know that Russia is one of the eight countries in the world, where you can view the northern lights? If you have always dreamt of admiring this mesmerizing spectacle, ...

In this article, we collected the most interesting spots for family entertainment. Here you will learn about places you can visit with children who are not really keen on ...

In this article, we gathered tips for the most demanding travellers who want to explore new destinations without any limits. Accommodation ...

There are so many photogenic spots in St. Petersburg that the real challenge here is to choose the most beautiful photos for sharing, not to take them. Bridges and channels, ...

Capturing the Kremlin and central Moscow: the higher, the better

Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region can be visited with electronic visas from October 1, 2019. Tourists from certain countries of the list which is being now prepared will ...

New Year is the biggest holiday widely celebrated within whole Russia on the night from 31 December to 1 January. It is considered as a family fest and people gather on the New ...

While most people in the UK were booking their summer holidays to the likes of Tenerife, Costa del Sol and Rhodes, my fiancé and I were embarking on a two week tour around ...

Zaryadye Park is a new symbol of Moscow. 
Being located in the very heart of Moscow, next to the Kremlin walls, Zaryadye Park is not just an ordinary park. It is ...

Each year the period from the end of April and till beginning of October is considered to be a high tourist season in Russia, especially in its two capitals: Moscow and Saint ...

Find a new tourist route in the Moscow Kremlin The Kremlin is always the first thing to see in Moscow. However, previously only one route was available for visitors of ...

1. Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation was established in 1919, and got a new building not so long ago, on May 8, 1965. It is curated by Ministry ...

Zamoskvorechye is quite a unique historical district located on the other side of the Moscow river, if look from the Kremlin side. It was being formed since the 13th century, ...

In fact, there are a lot more museums in Moscow than even in St. Petersburg. It’s always good to see Monomakh’s Cap at the Kremlin Armory, watch famous paintings at the ...

Except for the typical tourist attractions, there are many things in Moscow which one should absolutely see just because they are unique and have some history which ...

Since old times, steam baths, or banya, like they are called in Russia, were believed to be the place not only for body, but for soul purification as well. People thought that ...

Moscow offers tourists a lot of great sights to see, but if you ask locals they will tell you that Moscow is not all there is to Russia, so it’s worth getting away sometimes. ...

Russia is famous for its diversity — as well as for hospitality. The best way to show someone true Russia is to bring home something special. Matryoshka, balalaika, and vodka ...

Christmas fairs and markets invite residents and visitors of Moscow to take part in multiple fun winter activities and New Year shopping. “Journey into Christmas” is ...

The beautiful tradition of riding a horse-drawn carriage dates back to the early years of the Russian Empire. It became as much a symbol of the Christmas season in Russia as ...

Nationals of most foreign countries need a visa to enter Russia. We are pleased to offer Full Visa Services. We will make a visa application process, which is usually quite complic

Russia offers a wide range of opportunities for traveling on vacations in Russia. This beautiful and enigmatical country welcomes you and invites you to dive into amazing time.

If you are planning your trip to Russia, you can find some useful information on traveling around Russia on our website. It will be especially useful for the first time visitors. T