Russia today has very little in common with Russia it once was

Russia is reinventing itself with vigor and opulence throughout the once gray and ordinary streets. Triumphing hip restaurants, luxury boutiques, and a flock of millionaires and their wives to indulge in them.

The downside of travelling to Russia

Travelers often associate  Moscow with Antarctica cruise: far, dangerous cold, and expensive. I was born in Russia and lived there for 18 years and I can tell you for sure that those beliefs couldn’t be further from the truth.

The only downside of traveling to Russia is the annoying, expensive visa-application process that requires an invitation letter if you’re traveling on your own, sometimes an embassy interview. 

You need to have patience and put a little effort into organizing your trip. It is one of those that can’t be spontaneous. And visiting Russia is definitely worth the petty trouble. But if you’re willing to put in the effort, the rewards are plentiful.

Russian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know

Russian cuisine has been evolving for hundreds of years, borrowing and adapting dishes from other nations. As you would expect, this cuisine is varied and exciting. A lot of Russian dishes are made with cheap, nourishing and locally available ingredients, since they were developed to feed large families. Russia is so huge that dishes vary from region to region. The…

Six Reasons to Visit Moscow in Winter

Moscow in winter is not everyone’s idea of a perfect vacation. Frankly, Moscow is not everyone’s cup of tea, even during the warmest season.

Red Square Sights You Can’t Miss

Red Square is much bigger than it looks like in movies. It can take up to 6 hours to walk and see all of the Red Square sights, each of which is an architectural masterpiece.

Moscow Metro:The Ultimate Guide

Moscow metro is among the cleanest and most beautiful in the world.It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the Moscow subway is an underground museum. Out of its 250 stations, 44 are recognized architectural monuments and national heritage. Compared to the dirty, menacing subways of Paris and New York, the Moscow metro is pristine. There is free wifi, bathrooms…

Red October Factory

Red October factory is what used to be the city’s sweetest scene is now the coolest. The industrial setting is now turned into a district with galleries, cafes and event spaces.

Moscow in One Day :Itenerary

Moscow in 1 day. A two hour walking route Russia’s capital is such an enchanting city, with such a rich cultural history.Moscow’s most convenient thing is that the key monuments, the absolute must-see symbols of Russia are all concentrated in the same area. It makes it easy to see the main sights if you have a one-day or even a…

Moscow Museums

Tretyakov Gallery For almost seven centuries, Russian artists painted pretty much one thing: icons. And they have gotten extremely good at it. Russian icons are inspiring, haunting and very exquisite. You see icons everywhere in Russia. Cathedrals, of course. Every taxi driver (and regular driver) will keep an icon or a set of icons in a car, taking the prime…

Visiting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Even the locals who are always in a hurry and are used to hundreds of onion dome churches constantly in their sight still stop to admire the grandeur of Christ the Savior Cathedral. The cathedral is located on the Moscow River banks near the Pushkin Museum for the Fine Arts. For many Russians, the Cathedral symbolizes the effort to defeat…