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Working from home doesn’t need to be boring. Liven up your Zoom and Microsoft Teams video meetings with these fantastic Real Russia backgrounds!


Russia remains a unique place of wonder to travellers – vibrant and modern but with old traditions that are passed down the generations. With its national customs rooted in Orthodox religion and Paganism, many people still believe in folklore and superstition. Real Russia has put together a handy guide so you can remember these rituals while travelling in Russia.

Train travel is one of the simplest ways to navigate the vast expanse that is Russia, from speedy domestic trains connecting major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg to international sleeper trains operating on the Trans-Siberian train route. In this post, we will equip you with the essential facts you need to know about Russian train travel from planning, booking and understanding your train ticket to what you need to take with you.

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!