Russia

Tips and Articles in Russia

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 ...
For everyone who travels to Moscow, there is the standard list of must-do activities: catch a ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, stroll through the Red Square, eat a meal at Café Pushkin—but now, thanks to art patron Dasha Zhukova, there will be anoth...
For everyone who travels to Moscow, there is the standard list of must-do activities: catch a ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, stroll through the Red Square, eat a meal at Café Pushkin—but now, thanks to art patron Dasha Zhukova, there will be anoth...
For everyone who travels to Moscow, there is the standard list of must-do activities: catch a ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, stroll through the Red Square, eat a meal at Café Pushkin—but now, thanks to art patron Dasha Zhukova, there will be anoth...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
The maestro is late. The audience at St. Petersburg’s new Mariinsky II theater waits, anticipation palpable. The 2,000-seat space is all curved pale wood, austere, a little chilly. I’m restless. These seats are hard. My neighbor shoots me a look ...
Even as excitement grows for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, news over the games has been dominated by controversy. Just last week the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert to Russia. Much of the fuss over the past few months—and...
Revisiting the past is always a fraught business. But what if the very country of your past no longer exists? It’s a question I’ve been contemplating on recent visits to Moscow—my birthplace, and once the capital of a vanished Atlantis known as th...
When mystery writer Harlan Coben thinks family vacation, cruises always pop to mind. Coben has taken his four kids, ages 6 to 14, on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and elsewhere. It’s easy to see why a cruise vacation makes sense for him and ma...
Video: See the Slideshow Narrated by Gary Shteyngart "Only love is matter," some besotted loverboy has scrawled along one of St. Petersburg’s ethereally romantic canals. Whether this is merely bad English or some newfangled law of physics we wi...
Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Hong Kong “Don’t miss a dinner of venison, rabbit, and foie gras at chef Alain Ducasse’s Spoon, in the InterContinental hotel. Its location on the Kowloon edge of Victoria Harbour is spectacular. Ask to be seated by eig...
Polar Regions Looking for something truly exotic? Go north. These days you can hike across Iceland’s fjords with Cunard or visit Russia’s reindeer herdsmen with MSC Cruises, Ponant, and Holland America Line. Don’t Miss: Wildlife tours (look for ...
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Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...