Russia White Fairy Tale Travel

Russia White Fairy Tale Travel

Kremlin Winter ©vannyab/flickr Experiencing the winter in Russia can be a special way to spend the early months of 2012. The winters are less cold than previous years partly due to global warming. On the banks of the Moskva River, Moscow has 49 briges spanning over it that is worth seeing. The second centremost ring road called the 'Boulevard Ring' has a semicircular chain, next to which you can see the eastern sides of the White City of Moscow. The Moscow Kremlin on the High Bank On t... [ read more ]

8 Cities of Russian's Golden Ring

8 Cities of Russian’s Golden Ring

From Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Sightseeing the eight cities of the Russian Golden Ring can be such an adventure. Let's start with Sergiyev Posad, it is located in Moscow Oblast in Russia, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is one of the greatest Russian Monasteries. It is also the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church or the Moscow Patriarchate. It all begins with the Baptism of Rus' at Kiev and restored in the 1917 and reinstituted in 1943 during the World W... [ read more ]

Southern Russia

Southern Russia

Oblasts of Russia, this is the way countries are subdivision and organize in Russia as well as some countries of former Soviet Union. In Russia, oblasts are subjects of the Federation as they do have some degree of autonomy. First the federal cities of Russia are St. Petersburg and Moscow. Of the 83 subjects, 46 of the Russian Federation are oblasts. Always with the nicest climate, the Southern Russia borders the Volga Regions, Russia's Central Region, the Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Georgia, Uk... [ read more ]

Maximizing Your Ten Days in Russia

Maximizing Your Ten Days in Russia

It's a travel mission possible if you are in Russia for at least ten days to cover best of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Your travel can be on a cruise after you arrived in the beautiful baroque styled St. Petersburg. Enjoy the architectures all around the city center, checkout the Nevsky Prospect, Smolny Convent and the Palace Square. The other highlight is the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral not to be missed. That is where the tombs of the Romanovs are buried under the 122 meters ... [ read more ]

Goritsy Specials in Russia

Goritsy Specials in Russia

Other than Kizhi with an amazing 22 onion domes Church of the Transfiguration, Goritsy is another must see. It may only be a tiny settlement near to the White Lake, it is one of the Russian river cruise stop too. Another medieval atmosphere with a really picturesque town where you can find the various monasteries where the monks sank into the deep spiritual life. Kirillo-Belozerskiy monastery other than the Goritsy Nunnery are ultra famous. The latter was less grand than the 1397 Kirillo-B... [ read more ]

Provincial Town Kashin's Sights

Provincial Town Kashin’s Sights

Kashin is about five hours or five and a half hours by train or suburban train from Moscow. Some people take an overnight train from Saint Petersburg to Tver' to savior the scenic beauty. Kashinka is the river that cuts through the whole town with loops and curves. You may check out a special 'point' where it is so narrow with a single street for the amazing view of the river on both your left and right. There are straight streets running from west-east and north-south, usually they ends with ... [ read more ]

Gulf of Vyborg, Baltic Sea

Gulf of Vyborg, Baltic Sea

About 130 kilometers northwest of St. Petersburg in the district of Leningrad region, you can find a resort called Vyborg. There is a town on the Gulf at the Isthmus of Karelia. You will not miss it as it is right at the entrance to the Saimensky canal. So if you would like to plan your itinerary as such, to see the special monuments of the 13th or 14th century millitary architectures, you can revisit the authentic medieval spirit of the Old Town here. Park Montrepos offers you an astonishing ... [ read more ]

Advice on the Russian Rubles

Advice on the Russian Rubles

100 kopeek makes one Russian rouble, that makes 35 Rubles to 1 Euro if you are to exchange it, or about 30 roubles to 1 US dollar. It might sound strange to you but it is not legal to use the Euros or US dollars when you are in Russia, so you have to get your money change in any case. As it makes the foreign currencies usage like 'under table' money since it will not be declared for paying at a cafe, or any service providers. Initial Expenses in Cash Bring some cash with you for paying the... [ read more ]