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A Guide to Moscow’s May Festivals 2020

Fireworks in Moscow

The calendar of holidays in Russia is quite intense. On the one hand, it is connected with the great history of the country, on the other hand, Russians just love holidays! Russia’s holiday calendar is a great reflection of its diverse history, many public and patriotic holidays date back to Soviet times. In Russia, traditions…

10 Secrets of the Kremlin: Some Facts that Surprise You

Red Square

More than 10 years ago on a spring evening, I got the news from my parents that we would move to the Russian capital — Moscow. I would imagine my first day to school strolling through the Kremlin wall, indeed the excitement was just priceless! Of course, my imagination was slightly better than reality, since…

Top 6 Museums in Moscow Where You Won’t Be Bored

Vodka-museum

When it comes to museums, Moscow undoubtedly has a lot to offer: there are over 400 private and state museums in the Russian capital, and the oldest ones date back to the middle of the 19th century. Some of them are a must-visit especially if you have only a few days in Moscow. Many of…

Old Russian Cuisine: Forgotten Dishes and Drinks

Danilovsky

What Do We Know About Russian Cuisine? Moscow is a huge metropolis where 24/7 you can get almost everything you need. This city offers you a big variety of good, but it is not an easy task to find a restaurant with traditional pre-revolutionary Russian cuisine. The truth is that we only know a little…

Russian Orthodox Dress Code & Top 5 Major Cathedrals in Moscow

Orthodox Church

Churches in Moscow Once you’re in Moscow you’ll be amazed by the number of beautiful golden, black and blue-domed buildings all around the city, especially in the city center wherever you turn around. These are Russian Orthodox churches. Russians by the majority of the population are Christians, although all confessions are well presented here, but…

Meet our local guide: Tanya

Tanya

On how she became a tour guide… At the age of 12, I realized that I want to travel. It immediately brought me to the idea of becoming a journalist. Getting a degree in journalism made me realize that I won’t travel much and may end up writing the same news all over again. I…

Meet our local guide: Yana

Yana

On how you’ve become a tour guide… Do you believe in destiny? I do. I believe that certain things are destined to happen in our lives. Being a tour guide for me is one of such things. I took numerous career tests at school, and every one of them showed that I should be a…