Smolensk Russia

One of the oldest cities in Russia – contemporary to Novgorod – Smolensk carries plenty of cultural history into the present day. Ancient walls, onion dome cathedrals and well-landscaped parks are strewn across the undulating hills of this mid-sized city. The highlight is the magnificent...
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Ulan Ude in Russia

The appealing capital of Buryatiya, Ulan Ude (Oelan-Oede), is 456km east of Irkutsk by rail and makes a sensible staging post for visiting Mongolia or eastern Lake Baikal. Founded as Verkhneudinsk in 1775, the city prospered as a major stop on the tea-caravan route from...
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Moscow is always awake

Moscow Skyline
Moscow is one of the largest, most densely populated, expensive and powerful cities on the face of Planet Earth. Almost five million more people live in Moscow than live in for example Berlin. It stands to reason, therefore, that the pace of life at work...
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