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Rural Russia: Discover Life Beyond the Capitals

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Stephanie | Last updated on 30th Mar 2020
Russian village

Have you ever wondered what rural life beyond Russia’s bustling major cities is like? Or have you simply wanted to escape to the more quiet, pleasant outskirts beyond its capital hubs? 


Northern Lights in Russia - The Travel Guide

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 25th Mar 2020
Russia Northern Lights tour Murmansk Aurora Borealis Kola

This guide was created to help travellers who are considering experiencing the Northern Lights in Russia. We look into some essential considerations that will help you plan for the best possible Northern lights experience and help you decide where how and to take it all in.


The Ultimate Yamal Travel Guide

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 3rd Apr 2020
Yamal Travel guide

We are proud to introduce the Yamal Travel guide.

With almost the entirety of its territory above the Arctic Circle, Yamal is completely ice-bound for seven to nine months of the year.


The Best Restaurants Near Moscow's Most Famous Landmarks

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 19th Mar 2020

Looking to satisfy your tastebuds while exploring famous Moscow landmarks? we’ve got you covered!

Being Russia’s historical, megacity capital, Moscow is bursting at the seams with incredible buildings and landmarks that embody the country’s rich history and culture. Strolling the historic streets, you’ll find yourself constantly in awe of the grand architecture awaiting you at every turn.


A guide to Russian Traditions, Culture, Customs & Etiquette

Russia's Weird & Wonderful | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 26th Mar 2020
Russian vustoms

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.


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

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Fiona Davis | Last updated on 21st Mar 2020
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.


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

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 3rd Apr 2020
Altai Travel Guide

Welcome to the majestic Altai, 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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