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What you didn't know about Siberia

Occupying Northern Asia and stretching for an area of more than 5 million square miles, Siberia Russia is among the least discovered corners of planet Earth, boasting gorgeous nature and unique towns. Besides its vast size, those who travel Siberia are always impressed with its endless hiking opportunities and dozens of landmarks that are worthy to discover. We have put together some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Siberia.

Travel to Russia during FIFA World Cup?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 has gathered its momentum, and we are here to talk about it. More so, to reflect on how the global football event affects the organization of our tours to Russia and travelers' experience. Don't worry. There are bright sides to it. So, let's not wait any longer and firstly look at the festive bright part of the event and on its not-so-shiny side.

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?

Trans-Siberian Train: Expectation vs Reality

Depending on where you are coming from as well as on your overall travel experience, the expectations of train travel can vary drastically. Most of us have never spent more than a few hours on a train hence can only imagine what it is like to be onboard for a day or two, or seven! However, those who venture off and take the legendary Trans-Siberian route, usually expect one of the two things: either a highly comfortable journey with a romantic touch, or an adventure requiring excellent survival skills. So which of these corresponds to the reality? Let's find out!

Top 7 Russian Palaces

There’s not need to mention, that Russia has rich history and poses enormous treasures which makes discovering the country quite an enthralling process. But if you want to immerse into the epoch of pompous court receptions and to witness the grandeur of Imperial Russia during your tour to Russia, here’s a list of Top 7 Palaces that Russia is fiercely proud of.

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.

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