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Aug/21

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Explore Breathtaking Russia During Covid 19

Russia is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The destination provides many extraordinary and amazing locations and sites so the visitors fully enjoy the stay.

There are big cities such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg with a large number of historically valuable monuments, objects, and areas. You can definitely see and explore many things there so that’s a big reason for the popularity among tourists.

Those cities are among the top travel destinations, not just in Russia but in the entire world. Millions of foreign visitors come to the locations on a yearly basis so that’s indeed a massive number of people.

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Throughout history, the Russian weather has gained fame like an old general, stopping armies and would-be conquerors in their tracks without so much as a shot fired in anger. Napoleon famously struggled with temperatures of between -20 and -30 near the Dnieper River but, contrary to popular belief, this was long after he’d fallen to defeat in the conventional wartime way back in 1812.

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Aug/21

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Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery near Moscow

The Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery is a very picturesque Orthodox monastery of the Moscow diocese, founded in 1398 and located 2 km west of the city of Zvenigorod in Moscow Oblast, about 60 km west of Moscow.

In the 15th-17th centuries, the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery played the role of an outpost of the Moscow Principality in the west. The monastery was a favorite place of prayer for many Russian tsars. The Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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Russia is a treasure chest that you can sort of endlessly. It is full of unforgettable places from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka. No matter what things you consider beautiful and interesting, you will definitely have what to do and what to see there.

In this review, we will focus on the most beautiful corners of the country that are worth visiting – they are as good as various types of casino bonuses that you can avail of. Planning your trip to Russia? Here is a list of the best places to start your amazing journey.

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To find university programs in Russia, foreign applicants should focus on two factors. First, they need to select the programs that are available in English. Second, they should check the positions of the university in international ratings. This article contains examples of top Russian university programs for foreigners. People of any age and background might try to join them.

The Specifics of University Programs for Foreigners in Russia

In selected institutions, applicants don’t need to pass entrance exams. A video interview in English is enough to enroll in a master’s program. To enter a university, a foreigner should present a TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Also, they need to provide a motivational letter and a high school certificate or diploma.

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Jul/21

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How to Use Bitcoin While Traveling in Russia

Looking to put your Bitcoin to good use while on vacation in Russia? Fortunately for crypto-holders, the government introduced the law “On digital financial assets” on January 1st, 2021, which allows cryptocurrencies to be traded and mined throughout the country.

Since going live in 2021, Bitcoin markets have slowly expanded. One of the most developed markets available for Bitcoin holders is gaming. Russia has the largest video game market in Europe, with Statista estimating it will be worth $2.8 billion by 2024.

Xbox and PlayStation gamers can use Bitcoin to purchase games, though a growing emphasis on microtransactions is changing this. At the moment, games from GTA to NBA 2K20 have adapted video slots and other online casino games such as jackpots in order to round out the gameplay experience.

Those gaming with Bitcoin in Russia will have an unparalleled experience, as even mobile markets have opened to major cryptocurrencies. However, most travelers are keen to get out and about, and gaming is best scheduled for a day of restful downtime. Let’s take a look at where and how Bitcoin users can put their digital currency to work.

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As one of the world’s largest countries, Russia holds numerous tourist destinations to look forward to. The size of the country means there is something for everyone. There are many tourist attractions from historic cities, deep-rooted culture, world-class museums, art and literature to explore.

However, hidden gems within the country that most tourists are yet to explore are available. Forget about the most famous cities in Russia, such as St. Petersburg and Moscow.

There are majestic sites known by few tourists that will make your next holiday a memorable one. From historical sites and large natural spaces, please look at our list of hidden gems to visit in Russia.

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“Ruskeala Express” is a tourist retro train running along the route Sortavala – Mountain Park “Ruskeala” – Sortavala in the Republic of Karelia. Today, it is the only daily steam train in Russia.

The average train speed is 40-60 km/h, the travel time is 1 hour. The interior of the train and the uniform of the train employees are made in the style of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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“Kudykina Gora” is a park located on the bank of the Don River near the village of Kamenka, Lipetsk Oblast, about 74 km west of Lipetsk.

This large park of 500 hectares, opened in 2007, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lipetsk Oblast offering entertainment for children and adults. “Kudykina Gora” on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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Jun/21

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Frozen Abandoned Apartment Buildings in Vorkuta

Vorkuta is a city with a population of about 52 thousand people located in the very northeast of the Komi Republic, about 180 kilometers from the coast of the Arctic Ocean. It is the sixth largest city in the Arctic Circle and the most eastern city in Europe.

After the collapse of the USSR and the crisis in the mining industry, a lot of residents left the city for the southern regions of Russia. The city’s population has more than halved since 1991. One of the major city districts is completely abandoned now. In winter, the temperature in the city can drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius and here is the result. Photos by: Lana Sator.

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