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Sergiev Posad: An Introduction 

The first stop on our Golden Ring of Russia series. Sergiev Posad is one of the best known destinations on the route with a long history. The started life as a small wooden monastery, built and used by the Russian patron saint Sergius of Radonezh, and is the home of Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius – the residence of the Russian Patriarch.
Many of us will be visiting ballet houses around the world to indulge in the family’s favourite Christmas show, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’. Even those of us that have seen this festive favourite repeatedly might ask ourselves, what are the dances in the Nutcracker? Let’s take a look at the most iconic scenes of one of the best love ballets of all time.
From legendary folk dance to world-class ballet, Russia has a worldwide reputation for dance stretching back centuries. As any Russian would tell you, it is in their blood, and has become an intrinsic part of Russia’s national identity. As our way of paying homage to this much-loved art form, we will teach you about five Russian dances, from soaring leaps to high kicks and squats.

As of the 1st January 2021, Russia has introduced a new e-visa scheme for foreign nationals looking to visit the Russian Federation. This will apply to nationals in select countries for a variety of purposes including business, tourism, or participation in scientific, cultural, social, or political events.

For more than a decade Real Russia have worked to bring Russia to the world, and the world to Russia. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as both Russia’s Leading Travel Agent and Leading Online Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards.