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Russian Festivals & Events

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10 Russian festivals every traveller should experience

Written by 56th Parallel on 18th Nov 2017
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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

Maslenitsa Festival of Russia - Where The Pancakes Never Stop

Written by 56th Parallel on 13th Jan 2014
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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

Gear Up For The Baikal Ice Marathon

Written by 56th Parallel on 9th Oct 2013
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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

Guinness World Record Attempt Strips Down 700 People

Written by 56th Parallel on 24th Apr 2013
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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 attemptREAD 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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