Banyas, or bath houses, are a tradition in Russia with some of the oldest and most beautiful examples to be found in Moscow. Banyas originally existed because most homes didn't have bathrooms, and while the point of going there was to wash the experience gradually evolved into more of an enjoyable, drawn-out social…

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Volga River Cruises

A romantic and relaxing way to see some of the most interesting cities in Russia, river cruises on the Volga are an increasingly popular activity on any Russian holiday. In fact, Volga river cruises are consistently ranked among the world's best river cruises.

Volga River cruises generally spend several nights…

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