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

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

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

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

Roughly 1,000km from the North Pole lies Franz Josef Land, the world’s northernmost archipelago 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 Travel Guide - Known as Russia's Switzerland

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

Welcome to 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.

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8 Reasons Every Traveler Must Visit Altai Republic

By Isabel Mellor | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

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

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Karelia Travel Guide - Russia's Most Inspiring Region

By Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

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!

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

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

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.

Kazan Travel Guide
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Kazan Travel Guide - Perfect Your Travel Itinerary

By Rachael Brown | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

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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