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Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Whether this is your first trip to Russia, or if you already know your way around the best of Eastern Europe, you must plan your Trans-Siberian railway trip! Not only will you experience traveling on the longest railway line, but you will also get to enjoy the spectacular nature of Russia at every stop. Now, let’s see what a few of them are...

Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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22.33 Stories: The ABC Song in St. Petersburg with Eric Swinn

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

 The ABC Song in St. Petersburg with Eric Swinn

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The Chosen Maiden: Bronia Nijinska and Modern Dance

If I were to dance these words, I would dance the drops of rain falling on parched earth. 

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of St. Petersburg: 5 Things to See and Do

Known as Russia’s window to Europe, St. Petersburg is a destination that is often overlooked by many people as most tourists would often prefer more popular and crowded cities. Its natural beauty and history will surely make your vacation more memorable. Whether you are journeying through Russia or just looking for a quick city break, this is an excellent choice. 

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Who Is Mr. Plutin?

Ready for a fun, interesting read, one that crosses cultures and makes you laugh? If so, jump into Who Is Mr. Plutin?, a new novel by author Rebecca Strong. I picked it up and couldn't put it down - for here is a heroine somewhat like the rest of us, who blunders around, tries her hardest, and is stunned at the way her life has turned out. It's a tale of Russia and New York, of memory and spying, of family and money.

Empress of the Night Author Eva Stachniak on Writing, Travel, and Inspiration

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In the maelstrom of facts and myths that is history, dates, personages, and events both cataclysmic and small swirl throughout time, gradually losing force as new events take place, new rulers ascend, new wars obliterate memories of past battles.