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A guide to: Russian Traditions, Culture, Customs & Etiquette

Russia's Weird & Wonderful | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 11th Oct 2019
Russian Traditions

When in Russia, do as the Russians do. Or at least, try and give it your best shot! If you’re prepared to put in a bit of effort to know about Russian traditions, Russia’s unique culture, customs and the many strange and wonderful personality quirks unique to the Russian psyche, you’ll find travelling around Russia infinitely more rewarding.

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The Majesty of Franz Josef Land - Cruising Russia’s Arctic Frontier

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Fiona Davis | Last updated on 16th May 2019
Franz Josef Land Cruise Sea Spirit Russian Arctic & Svalbard

Roughly 1,000km from the North Pole lies Franz Josef Land, the world’s northernmost archipelago. Although uninhabited (save for a small troupe of hardy military personnel) and almost entirely covered by ice, the 190 islands in the Franz Josef chain are Russian territory – although some 3,800 polar bears who reside on the islands may disagree.

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Altai Republic Travel Guide - Known by Locals as Russia's Switzerland

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 16th May 2019
Altai Travel Guide

Welcome to the majestic Altai Republic, a land of snow-capped mountains, fascinating nomadic tribes and heart-stopping wilderness adventures. One of the most beautiful and pristine regions in all of Russia, the borders of this wild and untamed domain touch the semi-deserts of Mongolia and the vast Kazakh plains, blessing Altai with one of the most varied climates in Siberia.

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8 Reasons Every Traveler Must Visit Altai Republic

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Isabel Mellor | Last updated on 3rd Jun 2019
Altai tour Russia

It’s time to visit Altai in Russia, Siberia, if you’re searching for an untouched, raw paradise of adventure and sublime natural beauty. READ MORE

Karelia Travel Guide - Russia's Most Inspiring Region

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 3rd Jun 2019
Karelia Kizhi tour Russia

For those planning a trip to Russia and wanting an experience that goes beyond the walls of Moscow‘s metropolitan kingdom and St. Petersburg‘s splendid palaces, consider extending your holiday to Karelia! With the help of this Karelia Travel Guide, you won’t have to travel as far as Siberia to be surrounded by the authentic taiga. One night by train and you will find yourself in a land of white nights, boundless forests and crystal-clear lakes.

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A Traveller's Guide to Russia’s Golden Ring Region

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 11th Oct 2019
visit Russia

The perfect retreat from million-miles-an-hour Moscow, the medieval cities of Russia’s Golden Ring are nestled amid green hills and floral meadows, with rambling country roads surrounded by forests, lakes, orchards and wooden farmhouses. The idyllic ‘Mother Russia’ of old still exists, and it’s right here.

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Kazan Travel Guide - Perfect Your Travel Itinerary

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Rachael Brown | Last updated on 14th Oct 2019
Kazan Travel Guide

Craving a one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring trip to a place of ancient histories, visually spectacular, and spiritual marvels? The Kazan Travel Guide has everything you need to get just that.

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About 56th Parallel

56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

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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