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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.
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.
An abundance of incredible destinations around St. Petersburg will open to those brave ones willing to venture into the city’s suburban trains. Here’s your guide on how to do it and discover a whole world beyond the city.
Street art, highlands, and foods not to forget – discover a majestic city at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers.
Quaint, green, picturesque, and just an hour away from the city, Pavlovsk is one of the most popular destinations in suburban St. Petersburg. From its remarkable railway station to the far reaches of the beautiful park, the town is a true treasure trove of cultural sites and heritage.
On the intersection of Europe and Asia, Yekaterinburg brings out Russia's controversial nature and spoils guests with hearty pelmenis.
If you already know St. Petersburg like the back of your hand, it’s high time to get onto the next level. So, stock up on food and water, put your backpack on, and get on a high-speed train (and don’t forget about student discounts) to your soon-to-be beloved destinations: exquisite park and palace ensembles, sandy coasts of the Gulf of Finland, mesmerizing caves, and stony lake-forest lands – all within your reach and wallet.
From medieval torture rooms and royal assassinations to walls that once saw real knights, here are some of the most spectacular castles and fortifications in Russia that just might inspire you to try on a suit of armor.
Russian architecture suffered a lot throughout the 20th century due to revolution, war, and urbanization. However, lots of remnants of the past are still there, and enthusiasts from all over the country strive to capture and, if possible, preserve what’s left of old churches, wooden houses, and other architectural works of art. Here are some links via which you can glimpse the eerie but fascinating world of abandoned Russia.