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
Russia’s Maslenitsa festival rings in the passing of winter with traditions, dancing and pancakes.
In the end of February, Maslenitsa festivities take place all across Russia. Also known as ‘pancake week’, the traditional Russian festivity is famous for its blini (pancakes) with many fillings and toppings, from sour cream to caviar, to salmon and all things sweet! READ MORE
Join hundreds of elite runners across the globe in the Baikal ice marathon for Preservation of Clean Waters. Race across the frozen surface of UNESCO heritage site Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake on the globe. READ MORE
For most skiers and snowboarders, stripping down to your swimwear to end a week’s skiing is a painful yearly ritual for losing a bet or game of poker. However, Russians take it to a whole new level with this Guinness world record attempt. READ MORE
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.