Most recent Russia blog posts
I recently got tickets to see Boca Juniors in Buenos Aries which got me thinking about the other items on my travel bucket list – here they are.
Why not ditch the usual suspects like Paris and Las Vegas and try out their alternatives? Here are a few you could try.
The European continent is full of beautiful buildings and amazing places of worship. I’ve rounded up seven that you should definitely visit!
Eastern Europe is a hotbed of safe, lively and fascinating city break destinations which are, largely, unspoilt by tourists. Here are five of the best.
From the Land of Fire and Ice to Russia’s Venice of the North, here are the best places to celebrate the summer solstice in Europe.
Here are five nations competing at the FIFA World Cup which could be potential destinations for your next trip.
Romantic Venice is renowned for its canals, but Europe has plenty of destinations with that water feature.
Several England fans disgraced themselves in Amsterdam, but it doesn’t have to play out like that in Russia…
Find out how you can watch CSKA Moscow at the Russian capital's newest venue!
If you plan on heading to Russia's capital (which you totally should), find out where to go, what to see and other useful information with this Moscow travel guide!
We could have been on a pre-Christmas Caribbean retreat, but instead it was minus temperatures on the menu in Moscow.
Obtaining a Russian visa is an interesting and, at times, confusing process. Here I show you how to complete the application and answer any questions you may have.
Check out Europe's top five must-visit destinations for 2018!
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Russia is the world’s largest country by area and straddles the divide between Europe and Asia stretching all the way from its easternmost point, Kalningrad, bordering Poland and Lithuania to the westerly peninsula that stands across the Bering Strait from Alaska in the United States. Although most of its land mass is in Asia, Russia is considered to be a European nation as its capital Moscow and second city Saint Petersburg lie on the continent.
The country recovered from post-Soviet political and economic turmoil to reassert itself as a major world power, helped by income from its vast natural resources including oil and gas.
Formerly an imperial state presided over by Tsars, the implementation of a socialist ideology would hold a grip over the country for most of the 20th century following the revolution of 1917, which overthrew imperial rule and brought into power a proper government.
Did you know?
Alaska used to be part of Russia until the territory was acquired by the United states in 1867 for $7.2 million in a deal known as the Alaska purchase.
Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake, contains over 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water supply.
The world’s first satellite, named Sputnik, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.
Russia is home to Europe’s longest river, the Volga, which is over 3,600 kilometres long!
Russia is home to the world’s coldest inhabited place – Oymyakon – where, in February 1933 – a record temperature of -67.7 °C was recorded!