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5 reasons why you should apply for your visa before you travel

Applying for your visa before you travel is essential for ensuring that your journey is simple and stress-free. We have hand-picked a few of the most important reasons why applying for your visa in advance can make a world of difference


Here at Real Russia, we are always looking to entice our visitors with a taste of Russian culture, and what better way to do that than by introducing you to some of the best Russian food enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. In this post, we will discover some of Russia’s much-loved traditional food dishes from Pelmeni to Pirozhki.

You’ve planned your trip, booked your train tickets and hotels, but have you arranged your transfers? In this post we shall go through all you need to know when booking a transfer from the airport or train station in some of Russia’s busiest cities.

In this 6-part series, we share our thoughts on what makes the perfect Eurasian city-break from the places you stay and food you eat, to the things you experience. Our journey will take you through some of the most enigmatic cities across Northern Europe, Siberia and the northernmost parts of Asia, spanning the cultural capital of the Tsars, the land of blue skies, and the home of imperial China, Beijing. Today, we shall scratch the surface of Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg.