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Itís Victory Day in Russia this May Itís Victory Day in Russia this May
29 April 2019
Russia commemorates Victory Day on May 9th. Itís an important date on the calendar, marking the day when Russians got their country back after defeating Nazi Germany in World War Two. If youíre wondering why R...

The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg The White Nights festival in St. Petersburg
24 April 2019
Culture vultures with a penchant for staying up late: this oneís for you. In midsummer, on account of its latitude, St Petersburg becomes the city of the white nights. The sun sets late into the evening and da...

Itís International Womenís Day Ė how will you mark the occasion? Itís International Womenís Day Ė how will you mark the occasion?
07 March 2019
This year, the theme of International Womenís day is #BalanceforBetter. Organisers have the following message for those intending to formally mark the occasion, which this year falls on Friday 8th March: ďA ...

Donít be daunted Ė travelling through Russia is easier than you think! Donít be daunted Ė travelling through Russia is easier than you think!
12 February 2019
Iím a keen solo traveller but the first time I visited Russia Iíll admit I was daunted. My plan was to cross the country on an epic Trans-Siberian adventure, but I was worried about the language barrier and abo...

A Short Video about Travelling with Go Russia A Short Video about Travelling with Go Russia
12 February 2019
Here at Just Go Russia we sent a film crew to follow one of our most popular tours. This short video gives an idea of how Go Russia tours are designed and run: from the moment, the tourists are met at the in...

Commemorate a hundred years since Solzhenitsynís birth this December Commemorate a hundred years since Solzhenitsynís birth this December
20 November 2018
One of the most moving pieces of Russian literature is surely One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. It bears the distinction of being the only one of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsynís works to be published i...

Is it time you visited Novosibirsk? Is it time you visited Novosibirsk?
10 October 2018
Unless youíre a regular visitor to Russia, you probably wonít have put Novosibirsk on your sightseeing itinerary. But thatís a mistake: though overshadowed by Moscow and St Petersburg, there are plenty of reaso...

October sees World Space Week October sees World Space Week
23 September 2018
Over 3700 events spread across 80 countries marked 2017ís World Space Week and this year is set to equal if not better that programme. This year the theme is ďSpace Unites the WorldĒ and events take place from ...

Will you celebrate Moscow day this September? Will you celebrate Moscow day this September?
15 August 2018
Moscow turns 871 this September and the City Day holiday is a big deal to its residents. Itís not too late to book a trip to the Russian capital and join in with the celebrations. Hereís what to expect if you d...

Itís Baikal Day! Itís Baikal Day!
06 August 2018
On the fourth Sunday in August, Russians celebrate Baikal Day. Itís a relatively new occasion, marked only since 1999, but itís designed to remind people of the beauty of this magnificent lake and its surroundi...

Commemorating the last of the tsars Commemorating the last of the tsars
06 July 2018
Right now, with all eyes on the World Cup, Yekaterinburg is making the news as one of Russiaís football venues. Its stadium has seen the action as Uruguay and Egypt slugged it out, Peru tackled France, Japan we...

The cats of the Hermitage The cats of the Hermitage
21 May 2018
This summer, the world cup†comes to Russia and the spotlight will be Ė unusually Ė on a cat named Achilles. Heís no ordinary cat, of course, and heíll also be the only animal in the country to receive a fan ide...

Itís Volga Day on May 20th Itís Volga Day on May 20th
11 May 2018
It seems like thereís a day for everything these days but hereís one you should be aware of if youíre planning a Russian river cruise. Launched in 2008, May 20th sees the 10th annual Volga Day. If you paid atte...

Will Cosmonautics Day inspire you to visit Star City? Will Cosmonautics Day inspire you to visit Star City?
25 April 2018
The very first manned space flight took place on 12th April 1961. Of course, it would be more than eight years before American astronaut Neil Armstrong would make history and be the first man to walk on the moo...

Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time? Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?
25 April 2018
Have you ever thought about why Easter in Russia falls at a different time to the holiday in the west? Itís all to do with the calendar.† In Russia, dates are set from the Julian calendar while in the UK, we us...

Understanding Defender of the Fatherland Day Understanding Defender of the Fatherland Day
23 February 2018
Ladies, itís time to go shopping!† But before you get too excited, itís not for you.† This month, thereís a very special day in Russia which is dedicated to men, and Iím not referring to one particular man and ...

Pancake week in Russia Pancake week in Russia
16 February 2018
How were your pancakes this year? †In the UK we'll have consumed them on Shrove Tuesday but in Russia, limiting this sweet treat to just one day just can't be done. In Russia, the week-long festivities a...

Why not visit the Tretiakov Gallery next time youíre in Moscow? Why not visit the Tretiakov Gallery next time youíre in Moscow?
18 December 2017
Itís a well known fact that St Petersburg has a world-renowned art museum in the form of the Hermitage, but did you know thereís a historic gallery in Moscow thatís equally worth a visit? 185 years ago, on 2...

Winterís coming Ė and where better to spend it than in Russia? Winterís coming Ė and where better to spend it than in Russia?
12 December 2017
Winter is a romantic notion here in the UK, especially in the south. We donít understand winter because we donít really get winter. A chill in the air?† Maybe. A dusting of powder on the streets until the sun g...

Football: Russiaís story Football: Russiaís story
22 October 2017
120 years ago this month, on 24th October 1897, the first football match to take place on Russian soil was held in St Petersburg.† It was a local derby between the football playersí circle of the Vasileostrovsk...

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