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A Cock and Bull Story?

A Cock and Bull Story?

Many legends surround the pilgrim, mystic and faith-healer Grigori Rasputin, one-time advisor to the Romanov family and, as Boney M famously put it…

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1917 Russian Revolution

1917 Russian Revolution

The 1917 Russian Revolution was not, as many people suppose, one well organised event in which Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown and Lenin and the…

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St. Petersburg Nightlife

St. Petersburg Nightlife

Nightlife aficionados arriving in St. Petersburg have cause for celebration - Russia's second largest metropolis can give the capital a run for it's…

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The Hermitage

The Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum is rightly considered one of Russia's foremost attractions, if not one of the world's. The institution boasts an…

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The White Nights

The White Nights

What are these fabled White Nights that you keep hearing so much about anyway? It seems that no self-respecting guidebook can mention the word St.…

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Northern Renaissance

Northern Renaissance

St. Petersburg's fortunes have waxed and waned since Peter the Great founded the city in 1703. The once proud symbol of Russia's imperial might was…

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The Citizen Taxi

The Citizen Taxi

It's fair to say that you haven't experienced Russia until you've taken advantage of the bizarre Russian custom of using ordinary citizens for…

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