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Newly restored River Terminal Moscow. Icon of Soviet era design

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE September 14, 2020

River cruising has always been popular in Russia and now, Trans Siberian enthusiasts have a newly restored classic Stalinist Style building to add to their architectural sightseeing in Moscow. For...

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Updates on travel to and through Russia

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE August 19, 2020

We still get questions about travel to Russia – at this time. Our bottom line is still – do not. While some parts of Russia are making great efforts to...

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Russian Railways upgrades services on the journey of a lifetime, the epic Moscow – Vladivostok Trans-Siberian route operated by the famous ‘Rossiya’ train

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE August 19, 2020

The 9,259 km (5,752 mile) journey between Moscow and Vladivostok aboard the famous Rossiya (No. 2) train will now take 8 nights, one longer than the previous schedule, but now...

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Mongolian Fusion Music. A vibrant start to your day!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE June 15, 2020

Mongolia is a favourite part of the Trans Mongolian route for all of us here at transsiberian.com.au Add to this this writers love of local music and in particular ‘Fusion...

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Imperial style St Petersburg apartments still exist!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE May 20, 2020

St Petersburg is a ‘Palatial City’. The central city is quite compact, compared to other large cities, which makes it easy to get about by walking. Walking everywhere does depend...

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Add this Ballet to your Russian theatre performance wish list!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE May 14, 2020

Many of us have (and will again) enjoyed Russian theatre be it music, or dance. This writer is, I admit it, a Greekophile and when I see Russian culture embracing...

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Russian Orthodox Easter Traditions

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE April 15, 2020

As we depart western Easter we move towards the orthodox Easter traditions from Eastern Europe and Russia. This writer has gathered together a collection of Russian and Ukrainian decorative, painted...

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Stuck in Russia and your visa will soon expire? What to do? Russian Visa Extension.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE March 27, 2020

Many of foreigners are stuck in Russia due to COVID 19 reasons. Russian authorities are allowing foreigners to extend their tourist or business visas for up to 90 days at...

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To all our clients, partners, blog and social media followers.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE March 24, 2020

We would like to thank you for your support, this is a difficult time for all as everybody navigates through new and uncertain waters. Throughout we are still available for...

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Cancel all plans for travel on the Trans Siberian for the time being, or any other such rail route

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE March 17, 2020

We advised previously to reconsider, now it is do not travel. The Russian systems are slowly closing. Here are words from one of our local partners in Russia. We have...

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