Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice

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It can be hard to know where to start when planning your next holiday to Russia. What should your first step be? What about your second? Where will you stay? What will it be like there? As they say, a little bit of knowledge goes a long way when it comes to travel. Having a few simple measures in place could mean the difference between a jaw-clenching nightmare or a seamless adventure.

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To help bridge any gaps that you might have, we have compiled a range of Russia travel tips and essential advice on everything you need to know before travelling to Russia. From applying for a Russian visa, to train travel and money, we are here to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

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Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice

The Best Restaurants Near Moscow's Most Famous Landmarks

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 20th May 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.

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Moscow Food Guide: Best Restaurants For Any Budget

By Michael Schneider | Last updated on 20th May 2020

Moscow’s restaurant scene is booming with Russian dishes that are to die for. A city in the midst of a foodie revolution where almost anything goes, there is perhaps no dining scene in Europe as dynamic, exciting and adventurous as Moscow’s. 

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The Ultimate Trans Siberian Railway Travelers Guide

By Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 18th Apr 2020

The Trans-Siberian Railway journey is easily one of the most talked-about train journeys in the world, and arguably the best way to experience Russia’s diverse landscapes. From the classical grandeur of the great cities to rural fairytale villages, the scenery slowly transforms to reveal the pristine wilderness of the Ural Mountains, the forests of Krasnoyarsk and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal.

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11 must-visit museums of Moscow and Saint Petersburg

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 21st Apr 2020

The Museums of Moscow and St Petersburg bring to light the rich and deep cultural history of Russia. Visitors will indulge in a journey through history, politics, art, culture, and science. 

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How to: Hassle-Free Russian Visa Application

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 15th Apr 2020

Worried about getting a Russian visa? Relax, we’ve got you covered. This article will take you through the visa process, with additional tips for a turbulence-free journey. You will be traversing the country with matryoshka, vodka and bears in no time!

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12 Reasons Everyone Must Visit Russia

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 21st Apr 2020

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.

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10 Facts about Trans-Siberian Railway you must know before you go

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 21st May 2020

Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the best ways to explore Russia’s diverse landscapes, culture and people. The railway’s main claim to fame is being the longest continuous rail journey on earth at a jaw-dropping 9,288 km in length.

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