In a single breath…this is how we would describe Russia - land of unbelievable riches, great minds, generous hospitality, vodka, beautiful ballets , pious faith, diverse landscapes of icy tundra and sun-kissed beaches, dense silver birch and fir forests and deep and mysterious lakes, snow-capped mountains and swaying grasslands – those famous steppes…
When to go
Frost-tinged, wind-whipped, ice-glazed…that’s the Russia we love!
Snow blankets much of Russia for much of the year, and Moscow and St. Petersburg usually see flurries in May and September.
Summers, in both Moscow and subarctic St. Petersburg, have sunsets that linger until sunrise, balmy temperatures, and all-night activity that makes you forget it's 3am and you haven't slept. Russians shed layers, sunbathe on park benches, and let loose after their long hibernation. If a winter wonderland is your fantasy, Russia in December won't disappoint you. The northern sun shines softly low on the horizon, and snow masks garbage-strewn courtyards and muffles the sound of traffic.