Russia

Russia Travel Guide

Articles about Russia

By Erika Owen
Lake Baikal, located in Russia's Southern Siberia, is a lot of things: the largest freshwater lake by volume, the deepest, and the clearest in the world. While the first two distinctions are easy to visualize, the third is is most believable once ...
By Tony Perrottet
%ad1 rr At times, Moscow has the air of a Cold War film set. Red Square can go into lockdown for reasons unknown, fenced off by stony-faced guards. Helicopters hover menacingly over the Kremlin's medieval walls and the florid onion domes of Sai...
By Tony Perrottet
%ad1 rr At times, Moscow has the air of a Cold War film set. Red Square can go into lockdown for reasons unknown, fenced off by stony-faced guards. Helicopters hover menacingly over the Kremlin's medieval walls and the florid onion domes of Sai...
By Tony Perrottet
%ad1 rr At times, Moscow has the air of a Cold War film set. Red Square can go into lockdown for reasons unknown, fenced off by stony-faced guards. Helicopters hover menacingly over the Kremlin's medieval walls and the florid onion domes of Sai...
By Tony Perrottet
%ad1 rr At times, Moscow has the air of a Cold War film set. Red Square can go into lockdown for reasons unknown, fenced off by stony-faced guards. Helicopters hover menacingly over the Kremlin's medieval walls and the florid onion domes of Sai...
By Tony Perrottet
%ad1 rr At times, Moscow has the air of a Cold War film set. Red Square can go into lockdown for reasons unknown, fenced off by stony-faced guards. Helicopters hover menacingly over the Kremlin's medieval walls and the florid onion domes of Sai...

Restaurants in Russia

Simple Things, a year-old café owned by Moscow food maven Katya Drozdova, is the capital's first venue to combine peasant cooking with a gourmet sensibility—inspired by Alice Waters, whom Drozdova met at a Slow Food festival in Italy.

Things to do in Russia

Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian works here—which include 6,000 religious icons—makes an interesting complement to the Hermitage's foreign treasures. Liszt and Berlioz gave private concerts in the impressive White Column Hall, a music parlor dating from the 1820's.