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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
17.07.2019
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
27.03.2019
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
26.02.2019
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
29.11.2018
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
11.02.2019
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
12.11.2018
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
16.10.2018
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
05.10.2018
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?
Peter the Great | The Age of Europeanisation
18.08.2019
If you ask a Russian to enumerate a couple of prominent historical leaders, you are likely to hear the name of Peter the Great among the first ones. Why? Having become a real legend, Tsar Peter the Great had no contemporaries or successors who’d made such profound changes in the wellbeing of the entire Russian state. Exactly on August 18th, 1682, Peter the Great ascended to the Russian throne, so today we would like to pay tribute to the life and the reign of the first Russian Emperor, as well as to recall his merits in the country’s prosperity.
Russia Day Origins
11.06.2018
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
25.04.2018
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?
10.04.2018
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.
National Waffle Day - Russian Waffle Recipe
24.08.2018
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
30.01.2018
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
23.01.2018
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
11.08.2015
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.
Tsar's Gold Adventure Overview | Part 2
13.08.2019
We know that rail adventures like the Tsar's Gold have a lot to get a traveler interested, charmed, and excited with. Thus, we would like more people to know how it feels to go on such a tour and in this piece, we continue sharing the fascinating story of our dear client, Bob Derickson.
Tsar's Gold Adventure Overview | Part 1
08.08.2019
We are always excited to get our client's feedback about the journeys we've organized! This time, we received a saturated review and a bunch of nice photos from one of our travelers, Bob Derickson, who experienced the great Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian adventure in July 2019. We're happy to share this piece with you and hope that it'll inspire you to embark on an epic journey like this one day!
Russia Small Group Tours Comparison
15.11.2018
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
21.09.2018
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.