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RUSSIA

INTRO
THINGS TO DO
TOP FESTIVALS
TOP MUSEUMS
Food & Drinks
WHAT TO PACK

INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIA

It would take you several lifetimes to fully explore Russia’s array of historical riches and cultural delights. After all, this is the world's largest country, a place where the average trip can take in everything from a scenic cruise through the canals of St Petersburg to a night experiencing the legendary vodka-fuelled Moscow nightlife. So how on earth do you decide what to see? Allow us to walk you through it.
Fast Facts
Language: Russian
Currency: Russian Ruble
Electricity: 220v
Visas: Click here to see if you need a Russian visa.
Dialing Code: +7
Time Zone: (GMT+02:00 - GMT+12:00)
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WHAT TO PACK?

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A copy of Gorky Park - There's no more atmospheric location to immerse yourself in Martin Cruz Smith's spine-tingling Cold War crime thriller.

Painkillers - Whether it's the famed Russian Standard vodka or one of the country's many other varieties, Russians like to drink! Be prepared for a hangover or two.

Translation app - Keen to avoid some nasty surprises at the dinner table? Use your smart phone to translate Russian to English.

Travel adapter & voltage converter - Russia uses the standard European 2-pin plugs, so most travel adapter plugs should have you covered.

Sensible walking shoes - Barcelona and Seville in particular have a number of cobbled streets. Ladies don’t be caught out struggling in high heels!

Russian phrasebook - The Russian language is very difficult to learn, so your best bet is simply to learn some common Russian phrases or at least a few Russian words.

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Better Experiences
Unbeatable Value