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Spring has (Not) Sprung
May 01, 2019

Spring has (Not) Sprung

By Michelle A. Berdy

In early March, when Moscow is still buried under more than a meter of snow and people are buried under many inches of fur and heavy wool, there is nothing more annoying than Instagram photos of daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossom buds.

End of Budget Travel?
May 01, 2019

End of Budget Travel?

By The Editors

After years of threatening to ban cheap dormitory-like hostels and any other accomodation in residential buildings, Russian lawmakers have approved a measure that could cause many private individuals to stop renting out beds, driving up lodging costs for young travelers.

St. Isaac's 4.0
May 01, 2019

St. Isaac's 4.0

By Tamara Eidelman

Today, now that the huge dome of St. Isaac’s towers over the center of the city, not far from the granite embankment, the sumptuous Senate and Synod Building, and the iconic Bronze Horseman statue, it is hard to imagine that in its first incarnation this church was much smaller and located on the Admiralty Meadow.

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