Being the largest country in the world there is of course a lot of diversity and a lot to explore. We had a chance to marvel through the breathtaking St. Petersburg and roam the wild tundra of Nenet territory. Russia is certainly a place that deserves to be on anyones bucketlist.


Fun Facts

Russia Profile

The local currency is Russian ruble.

Here you find the current exchange rate.

Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%.

Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%.

Russian (official) 85.7%, Tatar 3.2%, Chechen 1%, other 10.1%.

Where is Russia?

It occupies most of eastern Europe and north Asia. Russia stretches from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area.

Is Russia safe?

Most visits to Russia are trouble-free, but petty crime does happen. You should follow the same personal security procedures as you would anywhere else.

Do I need a visa for Russia?

It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Russia.




So! After a bumpy and long boat ride we are finally here. At Peterhof, it is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France. The...

Церковь Спаса на Крови

Церковь Спаса на Крови

Or in English “The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood”. High on my (Milene) list, but as ALWAYS(!!!) there are constructions thus the main church tower is in scaffolding. Same actually as the fountain at Peterhof, which is also under construction. We always have...

Hermitage and 200 steps of stairs

Hermitage and 200 steps of stairs

So as the weather forecast wasn’t so great for today we decided to visit the famous Hermitage. First some facts about this building. The Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world! (After the Louvre) It’s 233.345 sq. meters, it has 1500 rooms and...