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Frozen Lake Baikal - discover the enchanting ice paradise

Written by Kristina Makeeva on 1st Feb 2017
Baikal photo tour

“Baikal is impressive! It’s 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

Kamchatka surfing: Are you badass enough?

Written by Anna Schneider on 17th May 2016
Kamchatka surfing

Are you a surfer who is looking for a unique experience, surfing a break in one of the most remote regions on earth. Well, welcome to Kamchatka, more than 6500 miles from Moscow where a new generation of surfers is growing. Kamchatka surfing, catching crystal clear waves with snowy volcano peaks in a background is completely different and life changing experience. READ MORE

Travel in time with indigenous Russia

Written by 56th Parallel on 17th May 2016
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Indigenous Russia refers to early tribes from Far North, Central and Southern Siberia and Far East, who live in the same territories and keep the same way of life and traditions over centuries. 41 so-called tribes were recognized by Russian law in the year 2000 as a “Minor Indigenous People of Russia”.  READ MORE

Kamchatka Seaside Journeys - Refresh your Sense of Adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 27th Jan 2016
Kamchatka seaside

If you always wanted to experience an adventure of a lifetime, Kamchatka is the perfect destination, a land of myth and legend, of larger than life wilderness and one of the last authentic places on Earth. Surrender yourself to the Kamchatka seaside for an eye-opening journey under the shadow of volcanoes.  READ MORE

Kamchatka Photo Trip - How I Captured A Lost World

Written by Yanai Bonneh on 8th Dec 2015
Kamchatka photo tour

“My name is Yanai Bonneh. I live in Ein HaBesor, a cooperative Israeli settlement in the Negev Desert. A few months ago I watched TV at home and saw a movie about Kamchatka on NG channel. I was amazed from the first moment and promise myself that soon I’ll be there. The Incredible Kamchatka photo opportunities were something that I couldn’t stay away from.  READ MORE

Shamanism in Siberia - Embrace the Ancient Rituals and Traditions

Written by Anna Schneider on 18th Jun 2015
shamanism in siberia

If you thought that shamanism is popular only among the African or south American tribes you were wrong. Buryats living on the western shore of Lake Baikal are in majority shamanists, not only in theory but what’s most important in practice. Shamanism in Siberia has survived the time through their beliefs, shamans and rituals, moreover – they are currently going through resurrection on a great scale. Get to know what are their beliefs, rituals and where to meet them, when visiting Russia. READ MORE

Wrangel Island - discover the beauty of a true explorer's paradise

Written by 56th Parallel on 23rd Apr 2015
wrangel island

Closer to Alaska than you might think, you can encounter an unparalleled travel experience, taking you all the way to the top of the world. John Muir, the first visitor to describe it to the world as the land in the “topmost, frost-killed end of creation”. This is Russia’s most exclusive, and alluring place – Wrangel Island. 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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