The world’s northernmost archipelago, Russia’s Franz Josef Land, could be a key tourist attraction in the Arctic, according to the International Union of Arctic and Far East’s Marine Natural Reserves. Its managing director Valery Korovkin told a tourist forum in Vorkuta that “the Franz Josef Land Archipelago may become a wonderful alternative to Spitsbergen,” pointing out that … Continue reading Russia’s Franz Josef Land in the Arctic may become major tourism alternative to Spitsbergen
Russia’s northern capital, Saint Petersburg, has been named the world’s leading cultural city destination for the third consecutive year. The award is traditionally handed out by the World Travel Awards (WTA). Saint Petersburg, that once again justified its rank as the Russian cultural capital, triumphed over Beijing, London, New York City, Paris, the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, … Continue reading St. Petersburg ranks as world’s best cultural destination … for 3rd year in a row!
One of the world’s most beautiful cities, Saint Petersburg is often referred to as an ‘open-air museum’, with so much artistry and history contained in its architecture alone. Of course, it also derives its reputation as an art and history lover’s paradise is a home of one the greatest museums in the world, the State … Continue reading St. Petersburg Museums
Moscow Museums 1. The Moscow Kremlin The Moscow Kremlin is located in the centre of Moscow and is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world. Historically the Moscow Kremlin has been the residence of the person in power and is today the residence of the Russian President. The museum complex includes the Assumption Cathedral, … Continue reading Moscow, Moscow…
“It’s not snowing,” my friend Dasha said as she, our friend Tanya and I walked into Moscow’s Red Square two Thursdays ago, the variegated domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral lit up against the night sky. I stopped to let the wind, which blew in a few flakes from atop the walls of the Kremlin, beat … Continue reading Russia and Rubicons