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
Welcome to Part 2 of our trip through Russia The Trans-Siberian Railway The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world stretching for 9,298 kilometres. The line connects the European part of Russia with Siberia and Far East regions and plays a huge role in the history and economy of the country. There are … Continue reading Discover Russia – From Kremlin to Kamchatka – Part 2