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Central Federal District

The region is situated in the center of the European part of Russia. This region is very Russian. It has all the marks of Russian Orthodoxy and the Russian character, even the language (dialect) differs from, let's say, the St. Petersburg area. Extremely beautiful, large, old, white churches are scattered throughout the land and the countryside abounds with Russia's legendary birch trees - the land is really inspiring!

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The Russian Orthodox Epiphany and Ice-Swimming

According to the Julian, Orthodox calendar January 19th was the date when Jesus at the age of 30 was baptized. Aiming to recreate Jesus’s experience, every single believer no matter how young or old must submerge themselves in water on that day. But unlike Jesus who had the pleasant waters of the River Jordan to splash around in, Russia in January is no tropical paradise.

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Moscow in September

Golden leaves, mild temperatures, comparatively few people - there are many reasons why traveling to Moscow in the fall is a good idea. And who wants to explore anything when the air is thick and dense with heat and every step is a burden? Moscow is no exception in this case, so we’ve created a list of things that will compel you to move your next trip to Russia’s capital to September.

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North-Western District of Russia

The North Western region is situated in the central part of the Eastern European plateau. St. Petersburg, also known as 'Russia's cultural capital' and 'the window on the West', is located here. Other important places in the region are the ancient towns of Pskov, and Novgorod; Veliky Ustug - the official residence of Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus), Komi and Karelia republics famous for their incredible nature.

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The Geography of Russia

As you already know, Russia is huge. And with any big, complicated object, the best way to understand it is to first divide it into different parts.That is exactly what we will attempt to do here - divide and conquer.

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Christmas in Russia

Though in theory Russians are supposed to celebrate Christmas on the same day as the rest of the world, they in fact celebrate it on the 7th of January (the 25th of December on the Julian, Orthodox calendar). That is just the start of the differences between Russian and Western Christmases!

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Russia Today

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union Boris Yeltsyn came to power and became the first president of newly established Russian Federation. Follow the history of the modern Russian state from his election through the "shock therapy" reforms and crisis to his resigantion and the beginning of Vladimir Putins's political carrer, who still holds the post of the President to this day.

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Soviet Russia

The history of Russia between 1922 and 1991 is essentially the history of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Soviet Union. An overview of the events of the 20th century, from the foundation of the Soviet Union to the emergence of the modern Russian Republic.

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Russian New Year’s Recipes

New Year’s in Russia is simply legendary. And here’s the secret: though “Selyodka pod shuboi” (aka fish under fur coat) might sound scary, the components of what make Russian New Year great are surprisingly simple. Here’s our ultimate guide to cooking, drinking and singing your way to 2020 like a Russian!

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The Russian Revolution

Learn more about the main events of Russian Revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, from the abolition of the monarchy in 1917 to 1922, the end of the Civil War.

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Free Things To Do In St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is so full of stunning wonders that you don’t even need to go anywhere special to make the most of your time. Nonetheless, it’s great to have some options that don’t eat a big hole into your budget. Here come the top six things you can do in Russia’s cultural capital entirely for free.

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5 Russian Palaces Not to Miss

Say what you want about the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, but they definitely had taste – at least in terms of housing. No matter if it was Peter I, Alexey I or Catherine II – all of their palaces are architectural wonders, rivaling in many ways their European counterparts. With this abundance of beauty, it’s hard to settle on only a handful of places to visit. We tried nonetheless. Here is our list of 5 of Russia’s most gorgeous palaces.

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The Best Theatres in Moscow to See the Nutcracker in the 2019-2020 Season

As with any other attraction, Russian theatres have their high and low seasons. Below are the best theatres to see this heart-warming, family-friendly ballet in Moscow this 2019-2020 season.

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Top 7 Free Things To Do In Moscow

You finally made it to Moscow, but soon realize that the city is quite expensive. Worry no longer, we’ve got you covered. Here comes a list of seven fun things to do in Russia’s capital all for free, without even having to take your wallet out of your pocket.

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St. Petersburg in September

What better season is there to travel than early fall? The summer’s warmth still lingers on and wintery darkness hasn’t completely descended yet. But most importantly, September is already considered low season, which means that many prices for museums, theater and more will be cheaper than in the previous months. In this article, we’ll give you a number of reasons why you should visit St. Petersburg in September and how to properly prepare for your trip.

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The Best Theatres in St Petersburg to See the Nutcracker in the 2019-2020 Season

Since its 19th-century debut in the Mariinsky, Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker has been the one and only ballet to see at Christmas. Here’s a list of the best theatres in St Petersburg showing this enchanting tale in the 2019-2020 season.

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