#sights

Russia's New Two Hundred-Rouble Banknotes to Be Made From Durable Paper

The new 200-rouble ($3.46) banknotes will be made from durable paper in order to extend their longevity

Five Unusual Travel Destinations in Russia

A land of rare beauty, Russia has hundreds of breathtaking landscapes with magnificent lakes, impregnable fortresses, gentle plains and majestic peaks

Highest Lift in Europe Opens in Moscow City Skyscaper

The highest-reaching lift in Europe is now in use in Moscow City’s Federation Tower

Moscow Museums to Offer Free Admission Every Third Sunday of the Month

Several dozen museums in Moscow, including memorial apartments, will offer free admission every third Sunday of each month

Moscow Named Among Top Seven Must-See Sites to Visit in 2017

The experts at National Geographic highlighted Moscow as one of the seven best places to visit in 2017, reports the magazine’s website

Travel to Russia from Home

The best photographs of Russia in one travel photo competition

Planet Taymyr

An out-of-world experience without leaving Russia

Moscow City to Get Nine More Skyscrapers

Nine more skyscrapers will be built by 2018 on the grounds of the Moscow International Business Centre, or Moscow City

At World’s End: Top Five Most Beautiful Places in Russia’s Primorsky Region

Vladivostok, the administrative centre of the region, is known as the Far Side of the World

Russia Creates First Digital Map of Archeological Sites

Scientists working at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology have successfully developed and launched “Archeological Sites of Russia”

A Heaven on Amur River

Traveling to Russia’s Khabarovsk region and why it is impossible not to fall in love with it

The Enigma of an Old Castle: 245 Years of Butyrka Prison

A tale of Butyrka’s first prisoners, tricks of Houdini and a prison-hotel

Whale Tourism in the Russian Arctic

A weekend in the new capital of Arctic tourism: get your prices right

RZD Expects 4,000 Tourists to Travel Historic Trans-Siberian Railway

Around 4,000 tourists will have traveled from Moscow to Vladivostok on the historic Trans-Siberian Railway, or TSR, by the end of the year

Tatarstan: Thirteen Must-See Things

Kazan, the jewel and the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, is not its only attraction – there are plenty of marvellous places to visit!

#ontheedge

Russia’s most remote towns on Instagram

Capital of Russian Golden Ring

The wonders of the Yaroslavl, one of the oldest Russian cities, and its surroundings

St. Petersburg Church Named Russia’s Most Popular Landmark

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg is the most popular landmark in Russia

A Rough Guide

Homeless tour guide shows visitors the real St. Petersburg

The Ultimate Bucket List

Places in Russia that you have to visit at least once

Foreign Tourists Flock to Irkutsk

Travel website KAYAK.ru has compiled a list of most popular cities among foreign tourists