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.