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Russia Guide

Russia Facts 2022

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, and the most populous country in Europe. After rebounding from the collapse of the Soviet Union, with its resurgent economy Russia has spent the last decade redefining...

Russian Flag

The Russian flag is a white, blue and red tricolour. The current version was formally adopted as the flag of Russia on 11 December 1993, but variants of the tricolor had been in use as the Russian state flag since the...

Kursk Disaster

The Kursk was one of Russia’s most advanced submarines so it was a shock as well as a complete tragedy when the vessel was shattered by an explosion that was to cost 118 lives. The events of that day, back in August...

Tunguska 1908

Tunguska 1908

The Tunguska explosion in 1908 was shrouded in mystery and at the time, various theories were put forward as to what had happened. Now, over one hundred years later, scientists have narrowed down these theories to a...

Russian mafia history

Russian mafia history

It’s widely claimed in the international press that the Russian mafia has emerged over the course of the last ten years to become the most effective crime unit in the world. But who are they and what do we know of the...

Mongols in Russia

Mongols in Russia

Perhaps more than any other country, Russia has a rich and fascinating history and this extends right back through the centuries. At one time, much of the country formed just part of the sprawling Mongol Empire and that...

Things to see in Moscow

Things to see in Moscow

Any tourist coming into Russia would be missing out on so much if they chose not to visit Moscow. The country’s capital has so many amazing sights and landmarks that it is difficult to know where to begin when...

Borei submarine

Borei submarine

The Borei Submarine is the most up to date nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine in the Russian fleet. With work starting in 1996, the Borei has been introduced to replace a host of outdated vessels including the...

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