Exploring Moscow by Cruise

Exploring Moscow by Cruise

A Russian tour without seeing St. Petersburg and Moscow is just incomplete. So the way to go about is to experience the cruising moments, seeing the architecture, history, art and food that Russia has to offer. You may attempt to link the two great imperial cities of the czars using a cruise trip. It is a great destination for history buffs or simple one who loves the heritage of historic buildings. Russia also has many medieval buildings. If you like 18th century details in the architecture and... [ read more ]

Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

One of the first public park in Moscow is the Alexander Garden. From the western Kremlin wall all the way to Moscow Manege and Kremlin, an entire distance of 865 meters. Moscow Manege is an oblong building, a very large indoor riding academy thus its name Manege Square. You can find it adjacent to the Red Square. In the Lomonosov in northwest, the Alexander Garden is of three parts, the Upper Garden, Middle Garden and the Lower Garden. Though the French troops had destroyed the garden, Ts... [ read more ]

Exploring Murmansk

Exploring Murmansk

One of the must see when in Murmansk is the St. Alexander Nevsky or Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker. This is a Soviet icebreaker, a world’s first nuclear powered surface ship as well as a civilian vessel. Since 1959, it has been operating until 1989 as its hull had worn thin due to the ice friction. Laid up at Atomflot, now it is a museum ship. If you prefer a religious site which is also a historic site, there is an interesting Russian orthodox church some distance from the city center. St. Nich... [ read more ]

Celebrating Easter in Russia

Celebrating Easter in Russia

Commemorating the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion is celebrated in many ways in different cultures. The different in the varieties of Easter across the world can be seen in particular in Protestants and Roman Catholics. Today the Eastern Orthodox Christians predominantly in Russia follows a slightly different rituals. Though that were rites and rituals were laid by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the first difference is the date of Easter celebration. Julian calendar versus the Gre... [ read more ]

The Pearl of Black Sea in Russia

The Pearl of Black Sea in Russia

Though Sochi is an unofficial summer capital, being unofficial itself as a capital of Russia has landed it a great name. Partly geographic reasons since it is right at the base of the Caucasus Mountains. Sochi is not just known for the winter sports, it is a place to lounge yourself on the beach, even it is possible to swim in the ocean. Sochi is full of healing springs spas and such, a total heaven for relaxation and rejuvenation. You will not believe but walking even recommended by the spa... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]