Shopping and accommodation in Omsk

Shopping and accommodation in Omsk

The predominant climate of this region is dry and continental, the weather changing quite often. The hottest month of the year is July and the coldest month is February. During the seasons of spring and autumn, rainfall is more frequent, so do not forget to put an umbrella into your luggage to protect yourself of the rain. During the warm season rains very rarely in Omsk and the temperatures are very high, during the cold season it is very cold, with heavy snows and freezes often. If you ... [ read more ]

Traditions and important events in the city of Omsk

Traditions and important events in the city of Omsk

The official language that is spoken in the city of Omsk is the Russian. However, in the city of Omsk you will meet many locals that speak German and Ukrainian. In the hotels, shops and restaurants employees know very well English. In Omsk more than three quarters of the residents are Russians, the population of the city being over one million. In the city you can also find people of Kazakh, Ukrainian or German ethnicity. The most prevalent religion in the city is the Orthodox faith. Many... [ read more ]

Russian traditions and national holidays

Russian traditions and national holidays

The Russian traditions in most of the parts of the country are based on folk music. The musical instruments that are typical to this country include the balalaika, the gusli, the garmoshka and the zhaleika. The traditional Russian song is the Melnitsa. The Red Army Choir is the most famous in the country, this singing especially patriotic Soviet songs. Some of the traditional craft products and the clothing of the Russian people include the Palekh, a miniature doll and the Dymkovo toy; th... [ read more ]

Spend an old style Christmas in Moscow

Spend an old style Christmas in Moscow

Old style Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas starting on the 7th of January. You can spend Christmas at home with your loved ones, and in 13 days you can join the Russians. Many times we dreamed that the holidays do not end so soon, in this way we can lenghten the Winter Holidays. It is an unforgettable experience to celebrate an old style Christmas in Russia, with the old interesting traditions and customs that are still held and it would probably be a snowy holiday. We propose a to... [ read more ]

The famous snow and ice sculpture festival in Novosibirsk

The famous snow and ice sculpture festival in Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is a charming city in Siberia, Russia, being really beautiful in winter. The snow falls there for the first time usually in the middle of November and then is getting colder and colder until February. The lowest temperatures in Novosibirsk are between the end of the year and February with an average temperature of -20 Celsius degrees, sometimes even -30 or -40 Celsius degrees. These temperatures mean that the city is covered in snow for a long time, sometimes even until the begin... [ read more ]

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

The city of Sankt Petersburg is located in an area with a humid continental climate due to the cyclones of the Baltic Sea. The hottest month of the year is August, and the coldest is February. Spring and fall are the seasons with normal temperatures, but with more precipitation. During the summer rains often, summers are short and very hot. Winter is long with very low temperatures, heavy snows and is often freezing. We present you 5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg... [ read more ]

Top museums in Vladivostok

Top museums in Vladivostok

One of the largest museums in Vladivostok and the oldest in the whole region, is the Arseniev Regional History Museum. You will find it on the Svetlanskaya street, at number 20, in the center of the town. The Fleet Military Museum in Vladivostok is located on the Korabelnaya Naberegnaya Street and the entry is done through a several meters long submarine at the end of which you will discover many warships and recreational vessels. The fortress dates back to the late nineteenth century and... [ read more ]

Things you should know before going to Russia

Things you should know before going to Russia

Russians are not very communicative with strangers. If you have a Russian host that will also make the food for you, it is good to make compliments and to bring a gift. If something happens when you are in that country, it would be better to call one of the numbers : 01 - Ambulance, 02 - Police, 03 - Firefighters, and do not try to handle it alone. It is advisable to know at least a little Russian or take a dictionary with yourself and take care at what hotel are you staying because you c... [ read more ]