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Russia is the biggest country in the world and it has so many places to visit. Some of you might already know that I’m a native Russian and I used to live in beautiful St. Petersburg until I was 22 years old.  I’ve been to Moscow multiple times as well, so I will be sharing not only the best tips on St. Peterburg, but I will also cover Moscow a lot. I’ve been to a couple of other places and cities in Russia, so you might find the articles about them (e.g. Sochi and Nizhny Novgorod) useful if you’re looking for Russia travel inspiration.

I will also be sharing tips on how to travel around Russia, what are the most common scams in Russia (and general safety tips for Russia) as well as best cities to visit, ways of getting around and obtaining a Russian visa. So if you’re interested in travelling to Russia, stay with me: I will tell you a lot about my home country (and hopefully you won’t be disappointed).

Some of the posts about Russia I’m especially  proud of and would recommend you to read:

My ultimate guide to SPB (Saint Petersburg) 

Visiting St. Petersburg visa-free (yes, it works for everybody)

2 days in Moscow: the itinerary

Russian dishes you must try 

Travelling from St. Petersburg to Moscow and back

Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia

Getting a visa to Russia

Or simply check some of the posts below!

Russian visa policy in 2021 or how to visit Russia without a visa?

Planning to visit Russia and not sure where to start? Read this post about the Russian visa policy in 2021 and how to visit Russia without a visa. This post was originally written in 2016, but I updated it very recently according to the new information and new Russian visa updates in 2020. All the …

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All You Need to Know About the Upcoming Russian eVisa

If you’re planning a trip to Russia, then it may interest you to know that, from the start of next year, the country is introducing an online visa application system to save you the trip to the embassy! Here are all the details so far. Why travel to Russia? Russia offers a surfeit of amazing …

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Travelling from Moscow to St. Petersburg by plane, train or bus. What’s better?

In this post, I’m going to tell you about all the alternatives you have when it comes to travelling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and vice versa. Travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg by plane, high-speed train, night train or bus: which way is faster, better, cheaper or more convenient? I used to live in …

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7-day itinerary for Russia: 1 week in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Planning a 1-week trip to Russia and thinking how to combine Moscow and St. Petersburg in one trip? Look no further, in this post; I’ll share with you this 7-day itinerary for Russia that we planned for all our relatives who wanted to visit Russia and in the end, really enjoyed visiting Russia in 7 …

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10+ Basic Russian Phrases for Your Next Trip (+Pronunciation)

Hi guys, in this post, I will share with you 10 basic Russian phrases that you will 100% need for your trip to Russia. Russian is one of the most complicated languages on Earth. It doesn’t help that Russia uses another alphabet – Cyrillic. Cyrillic makes things even more complicated. However, phonetically, Russian isn’t that …

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Free things to do in St. Petersburg, Russia – St. Petersburg on a budget

In this post, let’s talk about the best free things to do in St. Petersburg, Russia. Doesn’t matter, if you’re backpacking in St. Petersburg or you’re just trying to stay on a budget, in this post, you will find the best free attractions in Saint Petersburg. Russia is not an expensive place to travel around …

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Guide to transport in St Petersburg, Russia: How to use metro, buses and more

Hi everyone! In this post, I’m going to share with you the guide to transport in St. Petersburg: how to use metro, buses and trains in Russia. You will also learn how to buy metro, bus and train tickets in St. Petersburg. Let’s get started with the transport guide to Saint Petersburg, Russia! Have you …

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Best restaurants in St. Petersburg, Russia | Where to try Russian Food

In this post, I would like to share with you my list of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg, Russia, where you can try Russian food – aka the best Russian restaurants in Saint Petersburg. Visiting St. Petersburg with the new free e-Visa is now easier than ever and the flights are also very affordable …

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Amazing things to do in St. Petersburg in winter | Winter in Russia

Hi guys, planning a trip to St. Petersburg in winter? You’re in the right place! In this post, I will tell you about the best things to do in St. Petersburg in winter (December, January or February ) and technically during any month that is off-season like November and March, so you can enjoy Russia …

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