From the Romanov’s to Revolution; the Cold War to Perestroika, Russia is equally fascinating as it is rewarding for the curious traveler. St Petersburg’s never-ending summer sunsets, Moscow’s epic St Basil's Cathedral; the grandiosity and mosaic of Russian history are unparalleled on our Russia private tours.
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As Dostoevsky wrote in 1876, the Russian soul is “unspoken, unconscious, and can only be strongly felt”. Often viewed as impenetrable to understand, the Soviet Union (before the Russian Federation of today) remained closed-off to most visitors coming from those outside the Eastern Bloc for decades. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s; Russia today is increasingly accessible for those eager to learn about its captivating past. The State Hermitage Museum, located in the former Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, holds some of the most iconic collections of art in the world. Wandering through the streets of St. Petersburg often feels like walking through a museum itself. Moscow, Russia’s capital and financial center, is a bustling metropolis where skyscrapers clash with Orthodox cathedrals. With Context's Russia private tours, begin to piece together the puzzle of Russian history today.