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3 Top 7 places not to miss in Saint Petersburg

Top 7 places not to miss in Saint Petersburg

Nicknamed “Venice of the North”, Russia’s St. Petersburg is a living definition of beauty, outstanding architecture, and rich cultural life. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great a little over 300 years ago and offers travelers
endless opportunities for discovering its elaborate palaces, incredible bridges, canals, cathedrals, and, of course, culture. Here are the places we recommend seeing and visiting for an unforgettable tour to St. Petersburg.
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Book train tickets from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the Allegro train

1 From St. Petersburg to Helsinki on Train

From St. Petersburg to Helsinki on Train

There are many ways to travel from Finland to Russia, yet the most popular option among travelers is undoubtedly on a high-speed Allegro
train. We decided to find out what’s the deal and got a closer sneak peak of the Helsinki to St. Petersburg rail journey.
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0 A touch of history during Volga River cruises

A touch of history during Volga River cruises

Seeing the top landmarks of the two must-visit cities in Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, is surely something to remember, but why not give your journey a twist and explore the real Russia that’s off the beaten track? As experts in the region, we’re more than positive that there’s more to Russia than
just its two capitals. And if you wish to see genuine Russia, going on Volga River cruises is the best option for immersing yourself in history and the soothing serenity of the charming riverside towns and villages. Here are some of the gems you can see and tour during such cruises.
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3 Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg

Winter Moscow and St. Petersburg

Those going on a trip to Russia in the winter will surely not be disappointed. Despite the chilly winter image of the country, there is much to see and do in both its capitals: visiting museums, tasting local delicacies, joining
fun winter activities or taking a ride on a train between the cities to delight in nature’s beauty. Here are some recommendations on how to spend your time while in Russia to make your trip a memorable one.
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1 Trans-Siberian Railway as Viewed by Travelers

Trans-Siberian Railway as Viewed by Travelers

Setting off on a rail adventure on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, the world’s longest railroad, can by right be called a journey of a lifetime. The Moscow - Ulan Bator route is among the most popular Trans-Siberian train tours and the experience is full of surprises! The setting changes every day as the train makes its way from the capital of Russia, Moscow, to the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator. The train passes a total of
15+ cities and covers the distance of 6266 kilometers (3894 miles), crossing Russia from west to southeast. To get an insight of the cities on the route, travelers choose not to spend all the time solely on board trains and thus stay for 1-2 days touring the chosen destinations, accompanied by professional local guides. Here’s what the Trans-Siberian Railway is all about from the eyes of travelers!
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1 Nice Little Russian Town in Altai Mountains

Nice Little Russian Town in Altai Mountains

This is Chemal town in Altai region, Russia. Population just 4,000 people. It's staying in a
valley between two mountains. It's a very picturesque little town, just take a look at it.
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2 Two days in Moscow in 1982

Two days in Moscow in 1982

So this is a kind of a time machine. Foreign tourist arrived in Moscow April 30th 1982 and stayed
there two days. He made numerous photos of what he saw around. Now we can see them too.
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0 Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The most famous volcano on Iturup island of Kurill islands on the Eastern part of Russia, next to Japan. Because of the
volcano there are plenty of hot springs on the island. Russian traveller Sergey visited the place and made some photos.
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2 Russian Ussuriysk Siberian Railroad in 1897

Russian Ussuriysk Siberian Railroad in 1897

Those are old photographs from Ussuriysk Siberian railway, in 1897. Sadly most of the photos have no
captions. However this one on top is Vladivostok railway station and its square in 1897.
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3 A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more

A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more

North of Russia is a wild place. No roads, you can't travel on the car just planes or helicopters. But in winter things change - there an opportunity appears to go on the "winter roads" - roads made of hard compressed snow that magically disappear in spring again This guy used this opportunity to travel to the
Northern coast of Russia on his car and see the atomic icebreakers in their natural habitat.  He crossed Arctic Ocean, and besides he met local people who send their kids to school on helicopters, saw abandoned Soviet army bases on Polar islands, Northernmost in the world railroad and many more...
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