The best viewpoints to see Moscow from above

Moscow from above

Moscow is so beautiful, it is worth to see from every angle, but the view from above is totally stunning. That’s why there are so many viewpoints around the city. They are historical buildings, parks, museums, and restaurants that also offer breath-taking views of the city. So, in this article you will find some hints… Continue reading

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Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights

Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights “It was a miraculous night…the sky was so starry and the sky so light” – Belye Nochi, F.M. Dostoevsky The White Nights/белые ночи are a magical time in St Petersburg when the days draw out and the dark nights almost completely disappear. This special… Continue reading

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6 Phrases to Help You Survive on the Marshrutka

Okay, I’ll admit it: I love marshrutkas. What could be finer than being smushed into a minivan with a gaggle of Russians while you zoom through St. Petersburg at breakneck speeds? The first time I lived in St. Petersburg, the best way to get from the metro to my apartment was by marshrutka, and I… Continue reading

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9 most famous (but hidden) dogs in Moscow

cani a Mosca

9 most famous (but hidden) dogs in Moscow As soon as you arrive, but also even before, when you decide and start planning a trip in Moscow, you already know what you don’t want to miss there: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Bolshoy Theatre, being the most famous places of the… Continue reading

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg 1. The Lucky Cat Yelisei Looking for some luck? Make your way towards Malaya Sadovaya street (Малая Садовая улица) and look for a bronze cat sitting on a platform up over your head — in the eaves of the Eliseyev Emporium. Legend has it that throwing a coin to the… Continue reading

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Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night

Museum Night St. Petersburg

Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night On the weekend after international museum day, most European countries one-up the annual event with a Museum Night (ночь музеев). Over 40 countries welcome visitors into nearly 2,000 museums for a cultural experience between dusk and dawn. This year, I got to experience the especially famous Museum Night of… Continue reading

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Quick Tips: Discovering Moscow’s Winter Wonderland

Moscow's Winter Wonderland

Moscow’s Winter Wonderland Moscow’s winters are long. Really long. Five months out of the year temperatures rarely rise above freezing. So it’s no surprise Muscovites have a few tricks up their sleeves for having loads of fun through winters that seem to stretch on forever. We’ve compiled a list of the most fun ways to… Continue reading

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Learning Russian in the Largest Shopping Center in Europe

Largest shopping center

Aviapark Supermall When you walk into Aviapark supermall on Hodynskiy the chances of you finding your way out are 1 in 17 million. With over 500 stores and an area of 230,000 square meters, you could stuff the entire Moscow Zoo, Luzhniki soccer field, and GUM skating rink, through its doors and still have enough… Continue reading

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