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We're very happy to see you in the Travel All Russia blog, welcome! In this section of our website, we share interesting information about the biggest country in the world to help you get a better understanding of this glorious destination before the start of your Russia travel. Being experts with over a decade of experience in travel in this European region, we're more than fascinated to give you answers to often asked questions as well as keep you updated on the news of our company.


Untypical Russia: Buryatia Region
The biggest country in the world has many one-of-a-kind corners in stock, as such, the enigmatic Buryatia Region is among the most off-the-beaten-path destinations in Russia, boasting the combination of unique cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and pure nature with glorious Lake Baikal as icing on the cake.
Veliky Novgorod: Where Russia Began
Speaking about a trip to Russia, the majority of travelers envisage a tour of such mighty Russian cities such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg, maybe even with the historic Golden Ring trip. However, not many travelers include some less fabulous yet remarkable destinations as Veliky Novgorod to their Russia travel itinerary, and that's a miss.
The Golden Ring of Russia
As the saying goes, if you have only seen New York, then you haven't seen the United States. Our destination specialists believe that the same goes for grandeur Russia. If you have only been to Moscow or visited its former capital St. Petersburg, it doesn't mean that you've really seen Russia. Yes, you have explored two of the biggest and most beautiful cities in the entire country (maybe even the world), but the Golden Ring is that second half of the coin you need to have in order to see the full picture of Russia.
Russia's Wonders: Top UNESCO Sights
There's no denying it, the biggest country in the world has much to offer travelers. Russia alone is home to a total of 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Luckily, most of them are located in the eastern part of Russia (the most visited one by foreign travelers) and may be perfect additions to any Russia itinerary. Let's take a closer look at some of them.
Tretyakov Gallery: Treasure Trove of Russian Art
Visiting the marvelous Russian capital and are in two minds how to enrich your experience? There's no doubt that your acquaintance with Russia will be incomplete without immersing into its incomparable art and culture so, while in Moscow, don't miss the chance to explore the legend - the gallery that, previously being a small private collection, turned into the most famous depositary of Russian art on the planet. Welcome to the State Tretyakov Gallery!
10 Things You Didn't Know About the Hermitage
There's much more to the Hermitage Museum that its outstanding collection of artwork. For starters, it is one of the greatest and most recognizable landmarks of St. Petersburg, housed in the gorgeous Winter Palace which once belonged to Russian Tsars. But what else is so unique about it? Let’s take a closer look.
Hidden Stalin Bunkers & Soviet Secrets You Didn't Know About
The underground is indeed a place with a mysterious side: be it a natural cave, dungeon, crypt or winding manmade catacombs. Yet the hideaways created by humans in the atomic age keep many secrets. In this piece, we take a closer look at the secret bunkers built in the Soviet times which exist today.
Amazing Fabergé Eggs
Everybody knows something or at least once heard about Fabergé eggs. These small wonders are among the most expensive jewelry in the world and are a popular must-visit during Russia tours. Carl Fabergé produced a variety of jewelry, but it was eggs that made him renowned for ages. So, what’s their history and why was an egg shape chosen for these incredibly expensive treasures?
Russia Day Origins
Did you know that Russia is one of the record-holder countries for the number of national holidays per year? In the past few years, June 12th has become an occasion for national pride as Russians commemorate Russia Day from Moscow to Siberia to the final destination of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok. But what are the roots of this remarkable holiday and what exactly do people celebrate?
Great Inventions by Russians
The world’s largest country boasts not only natural and architectural beauty, so when going on a tour to Russia keep in mind that it’s also a proud mother of many famous scientific discoverers, inventors and brightest minds. One might know about the Sputnik or Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of chemical elements but what other interesting creations and scientific discoveries were made by Russians which we use today?
Is Russian Easter Different Than Yours?
While the rest of the world decorated Easter eggs couple of weeks ago, Russians just cracked theirs a few days ago. Unlike the rest of the world, Russians use Julian calendar, often differing from Gregorian. Hence this year Easter day falls on April 8th - the last Sunday. In celebration, today we take a look at the Russian Easter and what traditions are common during this festive period.
Catherine the Great | Russia's Most Iconic Empress
Among all the great women of the planet who have achieved change for the better, it is surely fair to mention one of the most iconic women in Russian history, Empress Catherine the Great. Beyond doubt, she is far and away a legend and a notable Russian leader: the time of her reign is described as the Golden Age of the Russian Empire. In this piece, we would like to pay tribute to the accomplishments of Catherine II and share interesting facts about her life.
National Waffle Day - Russian Waffle Recipe
Crispy and soft, with fillings and toppings, round, square or heart-shaped, lush or flat - waffle types are just endless. Learn how to make traditional Russian waffle tubes and add this dessert to your "must-taste" list while you tour Russia.
Eating in Russia: at the Table Superstitions
Modern Russians may not believe in many superstitions, yet some have become an intrinsic part of everyday life. We have put together some Russian superstitions, beliefs and traditions connected with at the table behavior which you might find odd but which can help avoid some shocking surprises during your tour to Russia! In this article find out why you shouldn't leave an empty bottle on top of the table when in Russia, where to sit, and more.
Most Famous Russian Pies
Russian pies or "pirogi" are probably the most distinctive dish in Russian cuisine. The word "pirogi" itself derives from the Russian word "pir" meaning "feast". Indeed historically, pirogi were a must during any celebration. Today we are going to review the most famous types of Russian pies and learn how to cook them.
Russian Food
What images cross your mind when you think about Russian food? You have probably heard about borsch in some book or a movie. Guess what? There is much more to Russian food than that.
Russia Small Group Tours Comparison
Traveling to Moscow and Saint Petersburg is a must for those, planning to experience Russia. For this reason, we compared our most popular small group tours that include two gorgeous Russian capitals. See the comparison of the most rewarded small group tours to Russia.
Why Mongolia Should Be on Your Bucket List | Part 2
Mongolia might not be the first destination that pops in your mind for journeys of a lifetime, and, perhaps, that's too bad as this extraordinary country has much to offer travelers. In this article learn more about Mongolia travel as well as what to know about planning a Mongolia vacation.
Why Mongolia Should Be on Your Bucket List | Part 1
Distant and unique, Mongolia is among the less discovered corners of our planet. It's probably not the first destination that pops in your mind when thinking about travel abroad, yet this rare and off-the-beaten-track Asian country with one-of-a-kind heritage, centuries-old history, still kept traditions, and nomadic culture is certainly worth a visit. In this piece, we'll introduce you to enigmatic Mongolia travel and share why this destination is definitely worth exploring.
"Russians like Russia" - Real Client's Poem
Our talented client has written a wonderful poem about Russians inspired by his long trip all the way from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok as he was traveling on the Trans-Siberian with a small group tour on board a private car with a tour leader, and we are very excited to share it with you!