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Culture and Discovery in Russia

Karelia: a Russian winter wonderland

Russia is the largest country in the world. So you'll have plenty to see and do! But what if eco-tourism and untouched nature is more your thing? Is there still such a ...
Laetitia Santos24 March 2016
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A day at the Hermitage

Alongside the Louvre or the British Museum, the Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum is amongst the best in the world. A sumptuous neo-classical palace built on the command ...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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Lake Baikal

If there is one place you should explore in the immense territory of Russia, it is Lake Baikal. A land of conquests, marked by trouble and history, a land soaked in Shama...
Marie Cavalié3 April 2018
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Seaside fun at the Black Sea

With its subtropical climate, beaches  and beautiful mountain landscapes, the Black Sea coastline is perfect for a coastal trip in an exotic setting. With its datcha...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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From palaces to monasteries around Moscow

Moscow was built in the heart of Russian history. All around, princes, dukes and tsars built sumptuous palaces, and the Orthodox church erected some magnificent monasteri...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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A visit to the Kremlin

A historic centre of power in Russia, the Kremlin is the absolute must-see site during a visit to Moscow. Although the capital has been turned upside down by its successi...
Nicolas Landru22 March 2016
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The spa towns of the north Caucasus

Imperial Russia, having conquered the Caucasus, fell in love with its mountain climate and spa waters. It built beautiful towns where the upper classes went to drink the ...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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Exploring the villages of the Urals

Madja, Pezmog, Niobdino,…Names that don't mean anything to anyone. These are unknown villages in the foothills of the Urals which seem to have nothing interesting about t...
Marie Cavalié31 October 2015
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An enchanting visit to lake Ladoga

The largest lake in Europe and the second-largest in Russia offers fantastic Nordic scenery, made up of rocky coastlines and both dense and sparse coniferous forests. Wit...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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The port of Vladivostok, on a continent's edge

Russia's gateway to the Pacific, Vladivostok is a fascinating city port. Its port, a former military zone now booming after the end of the Cold War, has become an exciti...
Nicolas Landru24 March 2016
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