7 traditional Russian food dishes you simply must try

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.

It’s coming up to that time of year when all parents and kids start getting ready to go back to school. With this in mind, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some of my own ‘back-to-school' stories from when I used to live in Russia.

How do we even begin to think about exploring a country that is almost twice the size of the rest of Europe combined? Well, by train of course!