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11 must visit museums of Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Written by 56th Parallel on 8th May 2018
Museums of Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia tours

The Museums of Moscow and St Petersburg bring to light the rich and deep cultural history of Russia. Visitors will indulge in a journey through history, politics, art, culture, and science.  READ MORE

Kamchatka Travel Guide - Essential Kamchatka Attractions

Written by 56th Parallel on 29th Nov 2017
Kamchatka travel guide

If you’re the type of traveller who tends to avoid the well-trodden path in search of one-of-a-kind adventure experiences, Kamchatka should be at the top of your bucket list. We are proud to share this essential Kamchatka travel guide with you, enjoy the journey! READ MORE

9 reasons to visit Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel on 27th Nov 2017
Olkhon Island

Visiting Olkhon Island is just like travelling back in time, a journey back to nature. I will never forget my trip to Olkhon Island because in many ways it cleansed my soul. Olkhon Island is located in the middle of the Worlds Largest and deepest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal is aptly named “Little Forest” (in the native Buryat Tongue). READ MORE

16 Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia

Written by 56th Parallel on 24th Nov 2017
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia, Red square

Did you know that there are currently 26 UNESCO world heritage sites in Russia? That makes Russia 9th in the world for its total number of World Heritage Sites – 16 of which are cultural and 10 of which are natural. READ MORE

Lake Baikal Travel Guide - Top Ten Attractions

Written by 56th Parallel on 23rd Nov 2017
Lake Baikal travel guide, shaman experience, Russia

Located in the Eastern Siberia close to the Mongolian border, within the Irkutsk Oblast (Western shore) and Buryatia (Eastern Shore), the glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal, is rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. Read on as this Lake Baikal travel guide will take you on an adventure you might just make a reality someday.

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10 Russian Festivals Every Traveller Should Experience

Written by 56th Parallel on 18th Nov 2017
Russian festivals

Most tourists come to Russia for a fleeting taste of its rich traditions and age-old culture. But to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of Russian culture, consider visiting the country during one of the Russian festivals or holidays. Arrive during the festive season and you’ll experience authentic local customs on full display and the chance to participate in uniquely Russian style celebrations. Here are some of the most colourful, memorable and ridiculously enjoyable Russian festivals for you to plan your next trip around. READ MORE

How to apply for a Russian visa in 3 easy steps

Written by Michael Schneider on 17th Nov 2017
Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russian visa application

Presenting: your comprehensive guide to obtaining a Russian Visa. Read on to uncover the 3 simple steps needed to begin your next adventure in Russia. READ MORE

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Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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