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Moscow Christmas Markets 2020

Moscow is a real gem if you look for a destination where to spend your Christmas holidays. Last year even a British newspaper The Telegraph included Moscow in top-10 cities with the greatest Christmas markets. The Russian…

Where to try Russian banya in Moscow?

What is “banya”? Russiann banyasource: msk.Sanduny.ru Winter is the best season to visit a traditional Russian banya.  The wet heat of it will battle the big winter freeze. Are you going to visit a bathhouse in…

Best Ice Skating Rinks in Moscow

Ice skating Moscow First winter lights are already hoisted on the trees, and New Year sales are soon to come. Although we enjoy choosing Christmas presents for significant other, there is another big expectation from winter….

VDNKh Park and it’s Secrets

VDNKh

There is a special place named VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) that you could find in Moscow, it’s a huge exhibition park territory. Depending on how you feel at the moment, you could find a spot here that would relate especially to you.  There are so many things to do here. You could…

Top 10 Myths About Russia

Russian cosmonaut

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside enigma” Winston Churchill The job of tour guide means not only to talk about the history and show famous attractions. The goal of a tour guide is also to show real Russian culture, traditions and to break stereotypes. Of course, I’m ready for some funny questions…

10 Alternative Souvenirs From Russia

Ushanka hat

What to do if you can buy a “Matryoshka” and a samovar in the souvenir shops worldwide, and you really want to bring an outstanding souvenir from Russia? Of course, you can find some alternatives! National Russian hats are recognizable around the world. Almost every tourist in Moscow considers it his duty to buy “Ushanka”…

Tea-Drinking Traditions in Russia

Tea in Russia

History of Tea in Russia Tea consumption in Russia began in the first half of the 17th century. There are some documents that Russian tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov received several boxes of tea as a gift from Chinese ambassadors in 1618. Like in France, tea became popular in Russia first of all as a healing…