Russia

The secret lives of Russia’s Tsars and Emperors

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Acting with total power, Tsars and Emperors ruled Russia up until the early 20th century. Some famous Tsars include Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Michael I and Empress Elizabeth of Russia. The last Tsar of…

Christmas in St Petersburg

10 Reasons to Spend Christmas in St Petersburg

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Christmas in St Petersburg evokes images of steaming banyas, frozen canals and chinking glasses of chilled vodka. Only 500 miles from the Arctic Circle, catching sight of the city’s snow-dusted onion domes accompanied by the…

Grand Cascade in Peterhof, St Petersburg

5 Unusual Facts about Russia

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From opulent Tsarist Dynasties and revolutions to ground-breaking modern technology, Russia has seen it all. Spanning all the way across Eastern Europe and northern Asia, Russia is the world’s largest country and a fascinating melting…