Solovetsky Island

Solovetsky Islands are in the White Sea between Karelia and Arkhangelsk They are not easy to get to, but worth…

Ural – Nature and Metallurgy

On our tour of the Urals, there are many contrasts. The climate, the people, the landscape, nature all surprise visitors….

Beer in bear country

Everyone knows that in Russia vodka is the national drink. What many do not know is that beer is more…

The Roads

Russian roads are not known for being good. In some places they are quite tricky, and can deteriorate in spring….

What to pack

We often get asked what a traveler will need to pack, to take on the trip. As accommodation, meals and…