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How To Make The Most Of Your Trip To Russia During FIFA

Stress is rampant during the FIFA World Cup days. So, if you are in distress at times when your favorite team or player isn’t performing well, I’d say take a break from the madness and let yourself loose for a while. Even if your team is already heading home, let Russia numb the agitation you’re going through! After all, it’s the largest country in the world, so go on explore it while you can!

Here’s how you can make the most of your trip to Russia!

 Winter Palace

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Gorgeous right? Winter Palace is easily one of the country’s most popular highlights in the celebrated city of St. Petersburg. The palace is an absolute essence ofRussia’s true culture and history as the palace formerly belonged to the great Peter and family. This former home of the Russian monarchs, now houses the Hermitage Museum. Not to mention, the palace has an interior with massive staircases and marble work to caress your feet all along and it actually looks magically beautiful from the palace square.

Academy of Fine Arts Museum

This academy has given birth to a lot of famous and renowned artists of Russia. The Academy’s exhibitions showcase paintings of its students along with interesting works of the faculty. So, if you love art and creativity, this is the place to be. So, while you are not out there in in the stadium, get inspired right here in St. Petersburg.

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Kazan Square

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The Germans are out and this is the place where this major turn of events took place, right here in the Kazan arena. I know you’re heartbroken, sure, but the city of Kazan might plant a smile on your face. Go take a stroll in the Kazan square which sits right in front of the Kazan Cathedral. Built in 1837, the monument repays reverence to one of the two commanders of the Russian army who were very crucial in the famous Patriotic war.

Trans- Siberian Railways

Trans- Siberian Railways

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Probably one of the best journey experiences in all of world, if not the best of the best. Trans – Siberian Railway is not only an eminent journey but also a major attraction in Russia. From charming female attendants to waking with a vodka bottle in hand, this experience includes it all. This seven- days fearsome journey stretches between Moscow and Vladivostok and covers nearly 9,960 Kilometers of mindblowing views.

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There are other routes as well such as the Trans – Mongolian (Moscow to Beijing via Ulan Bator) and Trans – Manchurian (Moscow to Beijing via Harbin). Both equally alluring as the previous one.

Skiing

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Who doesn’t love this? If your team is in the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup’ 18, head out to celebrate by experiencing the ultimate skiing while you can. In the western Caucasus, sails a 25 kilometers long snow track which suits various skiers and snow lovers.

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Bolshoi Theater

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Ever heard of the famous Bolshoi ballet company in Moscow? If not, let me tell you, it is one of the biggest and oldest Ballet Company on Earth, dating back to 1856! Also, Bolshoi organises all kinds of performance arts such as Opera and ballets. Perhaps this might help you lessen the FIFA fever.

The Moika Palace

Yusupov Palace

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The Moika Palace or Yusupov Palace was one of the main residences of the house Yusupov in St. Petersburg, Russia. The palace is now more serviceable for governmental, political or diplomatic gatherings and as well as numerous international conferences and conventions. Besides, it also offers exhaustive tours in and around the palace giving you an insight to Russian history.

The elements of this aristocratic palace include state rooms, a home theatre, art galleries and halls and the Yusupov family’s exuberant living chambers.

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Drawbridges above the Neva River

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Beautiful, isn’t it? There are almost 800 bridges in St. Petersburg out of which only 21 are drawbridges. St. Petersburg is a city that sits on the front of the river Neva. Furthermore, the bridge begins from Winter Palace until the Vasilyevsky Island.

Other popular drawbridges in Russia are in the cities of Liteyny, Dvortsovy, Bolsheokhtinsky. So head out after dark,These bridges provide an otherworldly view of Russia. You’d thank us later, we know.

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Kremlin

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We are sure you have heard of this one. The Moscow Kremlin sits in the heart of Moscow and surrounds some of the major attractions of Russia. Not to mention, Kremlin overlooks the very famous Moskva River on the south end Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square in the east end and the Alexander Garden in the western end. It also houses Russia’s oldest armoury, an Armoury Museum that dates back to 1851. All in all, an amazing place to be when not in the stands.

So, this was our list of the places that you visit while your favorite team is out training and resting in Russia. See you in the Extra Time!

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