A couple of times a month our my friend Michael Schneider, Founder of 56th Parallel emails me news and special deals for unique travel across Russia. 56th Parallel is an Independent travel company that specializes not only in trips to Russia, but adventure travel experiences off the scale. Michael’s most recent mail offers a real “bucket list” must – […]
Anna Novikova profiles Yaroslavl artist Valeriy Selin, a color blind painter living in a black and white world. The Argophilia “Faces of Russia” series.
Coming up March 11th through 13th, INTOURMARKET 2017 Moscow will bring together hosted buyers and travel professionals from every region of Russia, as well as hundreds of international players.
Starting today and running through 26th February, the “Moscow Mardi Gras” featuring “Pancake Week” will be viewable via direct webcast from Revolution Square and other locations.
Coming to Sochi ski resort Rosa Kutor March 30th to April 2nd, the second annual Russian alpine ski insanity BoogelWoogel welcomes 20,000 or more swimsuit-clad ski nuts.
In search of a place of beneficial exile of late, my sight turned to Sochi. Though I had never been there before, the idea of visiting has been lodged in my head for quite some time.
From puppet theaters to the fabulous Oceanariaum and the Moscow Zoo, Russia’s capital is a kid-friendly cultural extravaganza. From painting their very own Russian dolls to dressing up like the Tzars, families can never run out of fun and entertaining things to do in Moscow.
In Crimea this Spring season will mark the 230th anniversary since the famous journey to the peninsula by Empress Catherine II.
In Moscow last weekend the World Tourism Forum at the Ritz-Carlton brought together professionals of the tourism industry of Turkey, Russia and other countries, along with investors and government representatives. The big topic of discussion was Russian-Turkish tourism for the coming season, along with expectations of professionals in the industry.
The Head of the Crimean Parliament Committee for Sanatorium-Resort Complex and Tourism Alexei Chernyak is hopeful direct international flights to Crimea will resume soon. In 2016 the region welcomed almost 6 million tourists, many from within Russia.
We met the man in the Summer of 2016. We noticed him every time we passed the city center on business. In the evenings he was always there, this good-natured 70-year-old, always, always smiling. On our first meeting I stopped just to say hello, this is when I learned his name is Valentin.
Winter. It is the season when thousands of beach-loving Russians head to the tropics to escape the greyness and what seems like the never-ending cold. I, however, enjoy the fleeting magic of the white kingdom where every day is different and when you can stay comfortably wrapped in a woolen plaid and sip hot tea watching the snowflakes twirl outside the window like elegant ballerinas.