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

Russian Food - 10 Dishes You Must Try

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

Russian food might not have the international renown of other, more widespread cuisines, but little-by-little, the foodie community is starting to uncover the true, delicious nature of traditional Russian food, and the unique, slightly eccentric and family-oriented philosophy that defines Russian food culture.

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Russia becomes a bucket list destination

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

Spectacular sights, unique activities and a deep cultural history have long attracted visitors to the mystery of Russia as a bucket list destination. Changing economic conditions and the increasing popularity of Russia, as a destination for international tourists has driven costs of travel down, making Russia more accessible to visitors.

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Moscow Metro Guide: Tips & Essential Information You Need To Know

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

Once you’ve stepped foot in the Moscow Metro, you will see that not only does it make travelling in Moscow and the rest of Russia a breeze, but famous Russian artists and architects have transformed the everyday subway into an underground palace and an art tour.

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Russia’s Best Locations for the Northern Lights

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

Only eight countries reach north above the Arctic Circle, but without a doubt, Russia reigns supreme. While this means freezing winters with uninterrupted nights that linger for weeks, it’s also the setting for one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring spectacles – the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

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