5 Reasons to Choose a Russian River Cruise
10 Fun Facts About Russia
Almost anyone you ask can tell you a few basic Russian facts, like for instance, the obvious fact that Russia is where Siberian Tigers come from, or that vodka is one of Russia’s most prized commodities, but not many people know these other fascinating facts listed below.
So buff up on your Russian knowledge and impress your friends with these interesting facts about Russia!
Russia River Cruises
If you're looking for a fun and exciting new way to experience Russia, a river cruise down some of its greatest rivers can be the perfect opportunity to get to know this beautiful and mysterious country. Enjoy traditional Russian cuisine like borsch (beet soup), blini (fried pancakes), or pelmeni (dumplings) on board, and experience the enchanting folk music and decorative arts of the region, all from the comfort of your seat.
What is the Trans-Siberian Railway?
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world, connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and over to the Sea of Japan. Many branches of the railway also connect China, North Korea, and Mongolia. The railway is the most important link for transportation in Russia and nearly 30% of exports travel on its line. The railway has also become a popular tourist destination.
A ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway is truly an unforgettable experience as you pass through gorgeous, sprawling scenery and view the unique beauty of Russia, China, and Mongolia from the comfort of your seat.
Mykola Syadristy: Ukraine's Master of Microminiatures
Ukrainian artist Mykola Syadristy is the expert in all things "microminiature." Coining the word decades ago, Syadristy was the first to successfully master this art and has been creating minuscule masterpieces for nearly forty years. With delicate grace, Syadristy works in the seconds between each beat of his heart, ensuring he has total control over his body to limit any mistakes the slightest flinch or breath of air might make.
This Russian capital is the most populous city in Europe and the fifth largest city in the world. Seeped in history and scattered with ancient, picturesque structures, Moscow is an important city in Russia and one you’ll remember forever. With so many amazing sights to see, your trip to Moscow is sure to be an unforgettable one.