Lake Baikal – The World’s Deepest Lake

Russia is famous for many things, and one of the most stunning is Lake Baikal. The oldest lake in the world, this remote, crescent shaped freshwater lake is in south eastern Siberia and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It stretches for nearly 400 miles and is more than 1637m (5000 feet) […]

Russia Is Famous For More Than Just Vodka

Speaking of the largest country in the world, it is Russia itself. Covering more than one-seventh of the total land area, it is a country which is surrounded by no less than twelve different seas and oceans. There are eleven time zones spanning the country, which means constant time changes. Add to that, one of […]

Three Must See Russian Cities

  With over a 1,100 cities and towns in Russia, it can be difficult to choose where to visit. Every city offers something different and they vary in terms of architecture and culture. St Petersburg Frequently likened to European cities in terms of style, the city of white nights and the midnight sun is a […]

Russia in a Nutshell

  Stretching from the East of Europe, over 10,000 km all the way across Northern Asia, Russia is the largest country in the entire world. This behemoth measures in at a total of over 17 000.000 square km in area and borders a whopping sixteen countries. There are eleven time zones across the whole country, […]

Six Natural Wonders of Russia

  The largest country on Earth certainly has a diverse landscape, taking in every kind of backdrop imaginable. From sandy beaches, to bubbling volcanoes or arid deserts to deep, dark forests, Russia has it all. It’s no surprise then that this rich and varied land has birthed a number of stunning natural wonders. Here are […]

Traditional Russian Food and Drink

  Russian cuisine may not be world renowned, but there are a lot of delicacies that are well worth trying. A diet that was born out of a necessity to survive harsh conditions has evolved into modern Russian cuisine. Potatoes are eaten almost daily, along with a variety of soups, fish, meat, salads and dumplings. Traditional […]

Traveling through Russia

  For such a large country, there are surprisingly few land based travel options if you want to go from end to end. The most famous, romantic method of traveling this huge country is by taking the train. Trans Siberian Railway This majestic railway line stretches for almost 9,300 km between Moscow and Vladivostok in […]

Life in a Small Russian Town

  In a country where a population of 600,000 makes for a small town, it’s interesting to take a quick look at life from a Russian perspective. Home Most Russians live in apartment blocks. Older buildings are typically five stories high and are known as Khrushchyovkas, while more modern buildings can be as high 25 […]