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Three Cool Historic Destinations in Russia

Russia – the world’s largest country, after all – has a history that spans millennia, cultures and continents. For this article we’ll focus on three cities as seen through the lens of three distinct periods in Russian history: Saint Petersburg and imperial Russia, Moscow and communist Russia, and Kazan with its khanate past. [Also see […]

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A Four-Week Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Few journeys evoke the reverence that the Trans-Siberian Railway does. Stretching across the great expanse of Russia, the classic route begins in Moscow and makes its way over nine thousand kilometers to the eastern port of Vladivostok, on the cold shores of the Pacific. The idea of spending a week on a train through the […]

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A Remote Russian Adventure on the Volga

About five hours northwest by train from Moscow, the sleepy village of Dubrovka exists as though untouched by the last century of Russian history. While Moscow has been heavily influenced by its religious and political history, as you travel further away from the Russian capital, the austere chill of grey buildings and Soviet-inspired tower blocks […]

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Review: Helvetia Hotel Suites and Saint Petersburg

Helvetia Hotel Suites welcomes you to St. Petersburg, the city of the White Nights, luxurious palaces, austere granite embankments and adorned draw bridges. An affordable luxury hotel fashioned with style and elegance, the Helvetia will be your gateway to an unforgettable vacation in the most beautiful city in the world…Saint Petersburg. After leaving the grand […]

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Tour Operator Review: Monomax LTD and Saint Petersburg

The crew of Traveler’s Digest spent ten days touring the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, Russia and were aware before arrival that we would need a personal guide if we truly wanted to experience this phenomenal city. Saint Petersburg is extremely rich in character, culture and history. It would be difficult to enjoy such a […]

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