Welcome to Kazan!

Kazan Mosque

Kazan – in the west hardly known is the beautiful capital of the semi-autonomous Republic of Tatarstan with its more than one million inhabitants after Moscow and St. Petersburg one of the most important tourist cities in Russia. The city at the Volga became better known for its role as the venue of the 2018… Continue reading

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Summer Festivals in Moscow

festivals

Moscow is interesting and exciting all year round, but there are events on many days of the year that make the Russian capital even more vibrant. Festivals are a special experience that attracts and connects people from all over the world. The themes of the festivals are diverse and range from music events over historical… Continue reading

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Can you afford life in Moscow?

Life in Moscow

Russia’s pulsating metropolis Moscow is with about 12 million registered inhabitants – locals assume that the number is clearly higher – the largest Russian city. A tour of Red Square with a view of the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral or a stroll through Gorky Park – Moscow is full of attractions and won’t let… Continue reading

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Bunker 42 in Moscow: History to touch

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There are many interesting museums in Moscow that are worth a visit and appear on my bucket list. One of them is the Cold War Museum called “Bunker 42”. The special thing about the museum is that it is actually inside a former bunker. It is located underground near the Taganskaya metro station, in the… Continue reading

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Victory Day: In memory of the victims of the Second World War

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In a few days, all the nations that played a role in the Second World War will celebrate a special event: the victory over the German Reich in 1945. Depending on the country, the date varies between 8 and 9 May, when the Commander-in-Chief of the German Wehrmacht signed the document of unconditional surrender at… Continue reading

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Danilovsky Moscow market: around the world in 80 minutes

Moscow market

On the weekend I became very hungry for homemade Uzbek Plov. At home in Germany it goes at least once a week on the lunch table and accordingly my longing for it was great. As I had the idea to visit a typical Moscow market for a long time, I connected both directly and wanted… Continue reading

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The storied Moscow Metro Two

Moscow Metro

During a stay in the Russian capital, you can’t get around it: the Moscow Metro. Its magnificent architecture makes it one of the most beautiful in the world. In the meantime, this most important means of transport, with its 12 lines and 223 stations, has been in existence for 84 years. But it is said… Continue reading

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Поехали! – Cosmonautics Day in Russia

Cosmonautics Day in Russia

Every year on April 12, Cosmonautics Day commemorates the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. This day is considered a significant date in the history and pioneering spirit of space travel. With its first manned space flight, the former Soviet Union set a decisive milestone for the future of space travel –… Continue reading

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