Striking a delicate balance between ancient and avant-garde, Russia is in a constant state of evolution (or revolution!),

"Be it Anna Pavlova, Catherine the Great, Leo Tolstoy or Ivan the Terrible, Russia’s extravagance is a result of the larger-than-life characters who have created her story."

There’s everything from medieval history to haute cuisine; incense-filled churches to rooftop bars; and Pskov masonry to chrome high-rises. And the art, politics, literature, music, dance, drama, and architecture all have an intense flamboyance that’s quite simply unlike anywhere else.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Moscow

  • Time Difference

    GMT +3

  • Best Time to Visit

    Jun to Mid-Aug

  • Currency

    Russian Ruble

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Choose from the cream of Russia's finest hotels

  • Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Moscow

    We don’t think you can pick a better location than the superbly central Ararat Park Hyatt, just steps from Red Square, the Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Bolshoi; and great for foodies, with everything from European and Russian to Armenian and Japanese.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • Hotel Astoria, A Rocco Forte Hotel St Petersburg

    If walls could talk, the Astoria’s would probably scream, having borne witness to most of the city’s turbulent history. But it's the location (perfect for sightseeing), and all sorts of little luxuries that make this hotel our first choice in the country's cultural hub.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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