Russia

White Nights Festival – St Petersburg

White Nights Festival – St Petersburg

MAY TO JULY. THE SUMMER MAY BE SHORT IN RUSSIA BUT THEY KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT …

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Follow A (Literary) Communist Trail – Moscow

Follow A (Literary) Communist Trail – Moscow

Communists tend to get a bad rep on our side of the world, possibly because they don’t photograph well, or …

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St. Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow, Russia

Regarded as one of the most beautiful monuments to the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Basil’s has come to represent Moscow …

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The Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia

The Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia

This superb example of Baroque architecture was the home of the Russian czars and czarinas, including Catherine the Great, from …

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Enjoy The Romance Of The Baltic Regions

Enjoy The Romance Of The Baltic Regions

I’m sipping a Vesper martini by the pool bar somewhere near the Gulf of Finland. It’s our first day at …

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White Rabbit, Moscow

White Rabbit, Moscow

Best not to drop any acid before heading here, as the decor of this elevated space – the best views …

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Moscow – The Red Heart

Moscow – The Red Heart

Russia is a country that has always fascinated me because of its turbulent history, longstanding tradition of art and politics, …

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WRANGEL ISLAND, RUSSIA

WRANGEL ISLAND, RUSSIA

Why go? Why indeed – you’d think you’d want to avoid this hostile, hard-to-reach Russian zapovednik (strict nature reserve), which …

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St. Petersburg and Moscow – Two Russian Jewels

St. Petersburg and Moscow – Two Russian Jewels

A cruise along the Waterways of the Tsars is a journey into the heart and soul of this enormous country, …

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From Russia, With Love

From Russia, With Love

Train number 054 left Moscow’s Kazansky Station bound east for the Middle Volga’s unheralded republics. The night train was lively. …

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