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  • Smolensk: Rediscovering My Medieval Hometown

    Centuries of history, legends, 12th-century churches, and an awe-inspiring fortress wall – all hidden in a small town in the heart of Russia. Are you curious to learn more?


  • A Quick Guide to St. Petersburg

    So you’ve arrived in our northern capital, also known as the home of ITMO University. Where do you go first? What are the must-sees that will help you catch the vibe of the city and start on the path of getting to know it? Take this handy guide and set off exploring.


  • A Quick Guide to Moscow

    Over the years, we’ve written about many Russian capitals, but not the one and only Moscow. Today’s guide will rectify that with many tips and recommendations for your first encounter with this city.


  • Nizhny Novgorod: The Capital of Sunsets

    Street art, highlands, and foods not to forget – discover a majestic city at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers.


  • Rostov-on-Don: Sunshine, Spacious Streets, and History at Every Corner

    A city of seemingly permanent summer, contrasts, friendly cats, bustling energy, and abundant history, Rostov-on-Don is bound to have a special place in your heart.


  • The Four Wonders of Russian Winter

    Endless fairytale forests, otherworldly lakes, and breathtaking ice caves gleaming on a starry night – Russia is, indeed, a place of true winter magic. Whether you’re on first-name terms with Ded Moroz or have never seen snow, here are some majestic winter destinations to experience a true Russian winter.


  • Torzhok: A Hidden Russian City

    More than eight hundred years of history, an abundance of churches, and traces of the Soviet era – meet Torzhok, a small and once very photogenic town between Moscow and St. Petersburg.


  • Yekaterinburg: Discovering the Heart of the Urals

    On the intersection of Europe and Asia, Yekaterinburg brings out Russia's controversial nature and spoils guests with hearty pelmenis.


  • Kazan: The Unique Flair of Russia’s Third Capital

    My list of expectations for Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, was long. But, as usual, the real deal was much more complex and captivating. Here're my impressions from a trip in early June to help you plan your adventure or just learn more about Russia.