Russian etiquette – Do’s and Don’ts when visiting Russia

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Russian society is marked by ancient traditions and habits. They are very cultural and so they easily recognize other cultures by their behavior. Sometimes these other behaviors may even be considered offensive to Russian citizens. So you should know about the table manners, Russian gestures and traditions, if you want to experience a stay without… Continue reading

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Small Dictionary of Russian Trains: Russian for travelling

Travelling by Russian trains

Travelling by Russian trains has always been a popular and cheap way to travel in Russia, and many do not think anything of journeys which last several days when venturing far. As a foreigner, travelling out of Moscow or Petersburg by train is a definite must-do. Not only do you get to explore outside the… Continue reading

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5 Tips on Travelling to Russia

Travelling to a foreign country can be a stressful experience – there is so much to organise, double check, then organise again! So, how can coming to Russia be made easier? Read on for five tips to help you in your travels here. 1) Make sure you apply for your visa in time Give yourself… Continue reading

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3 Tools That Will Help You Prepare For Travelling

travelling

3 Tools That Will Help You Prepare For Travelling I am a big fan of travelling. Once you get bitten by a travel bug, there is no cure – the saying is true. Before my 24th birthday I’ve travelled to over 20 countries around the world. I’ve lived in US, Greece and Russia and used almost every… Continue reading

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St Petersburg Practical Information: Getting out of the City

This week’s Practical Information concerns going away for a day or for a weekend. We all love St Petersburg, obviously, but every so often it’s nice to discover somewhere new! St Petersburg is ideally located in the north-west of Russia, and it’s very easy to get to places like Vyborg, Moscow and Pushkin from the… Continue reading

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