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10 Russian Festivals Every Traveller Should Experience

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
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
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
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

8 Ways to Adventure Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 17th Aug 2018
Adventure Lake Baikal

Ever dreamt of walking on water? An adventure to Lake Baikal will elevate you to the crystal-clear surface of the world’s oldest and deepest lake. This enchanting blue pearl of Russia is surrounded by natural wonders that will surpass your wildest imagination. READ MORE

12 Reasons Everyone Must Visit Russia

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
visit Russia

For the unfamiliar, the thought of Russia might conjure up images of vodka-swilling men in fur hats, or KGB spies from a Hollywood movie. But look past the stereotypes and you’ll discover a country of deep tradition, artistry and a passionate national identity. Read on and see why travellers visit Russia and why they fall in love with the country. READ MORE

Hunting Russia’s Northern Lights in Murmansk

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 17th Aug 2018
Northern lights in Murmansk

There are a lot of wonders in nature, but none of them is as awe-inspiring as the Northern Lights. Also called the Aurora Borealis, this natural phenomenon most often leaves you staring at the sky in awe, feeling so hopeful while insignificant. Seeing the Northern Lights in Murmansk may require some hunting, and knowing where to hunt is a good start. READ MORE

Kuril Lake, Kamchatka - The Kingdom of Brown Bears

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 28th Aug 2018
Kuril Lake Kamchatka

Making your way to the Russian Far East, sandwiched between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, you will find the 1,250-kilometer long Kamchatka Peninsula. A place, filled with lush greenery, volcanic terrain, geysers, flowing rivers, a vastly rich flora and fauna and the magnificent Kuril Lake, the peninsula is nothing short of a picturesque sight to see. However, its natural beauty is not the only thing that draws in travellers from all over the world each year. READ MORE

Lake Baikal Winter Photography - Discover Russia's Frozen Pearl

Written by Kristina Makeeva
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
Lake Baikal winter photography tour

“Lake Baikal Winter Photography is unique and impressive!

Lake Baikal is the deepest and the cleanest lake on Earth. When we were planning our trip, we had no idea how wonderful, majestic, and enchanting it would be. We were enraptured by its beauty, so much so that we almost didn’t sleep all 3 days we were there.”  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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