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Wendy Kemp • 4 years ago

We are entering Mongolia on 28 June 2018. Can you tell me the best place to see the eagles in the wild or being trained.

Real Russia • 4 years ago

Hello Wendy, the season when the Western Mongolian eagle hunters train and hunt with their birds is between mid September and late March. In the summer their birds do not fly.

However, eagles in the wild are a different matter, and one can see both steppe eagles, golden eagles, and other raptors, all over Mongolia during the summer, but particularly in areas which have natural nesting sites and hunting grounds with elevated areas, plus in protected areas (so around Yolyn Am and Gurvansaikhan National park in the Gobi, Khustai National Park west of Ulaanbaatar, anywhere in central Mongolia around Khangai hills, up in Northern Mongolia in Khovsgol province and West in the Altai Mountains)

Please also note that for photographic purposes only, there are a couple of locals who have tethered eagles on the road to Terelj National park (close to Ulaanbaatar) for passers-by to have photos taken with. This can be a back-up alternative for those who are in Mongolia at the wrong time of year to see the eagle hunters in the west, or do not have time/budget to make that extended journey.

irene z.b. • 4 years ago

where did you stop between Vyborg and St Petersburg?

Real Russia • 4 years ago

You can use the rail section of our website to plan your journey: http://realrussia.co.uk/Trains
When you have searched for your journey, if you click on the train you are interested in taking it will bring up all of the train stops on that journey.

irene z.b. • 4 years ago

thanks for the reply…what I meant was where you stopped overnight in between Vyborg and St Petersburg…how many stops before reaching St Petersburg?
thanks again,

Real Russia • 4 years ago

If you check our journey planner, the journey from Vyborg to St Petersburg is only around an hour so there are no overnight stops. I'd suggest contacting the travel team if you'd like to discuss overnight stays and travel timings at travel@realrussia.co.uk

irene z.b. • 4 years ago

Hi Thanks again,
I will send an email sure

But it’s about 180Km, so you didn’t cycle that bit??


Real Russia • 4 years ago

Hi Irene,
This is a guest blog so we don't have information besides the story provided to us so wouldn't know where the guest writer stopped. Our travel specialists may be able to advise if cycling is something you're interested in.

irene z.b. • 4 years ago

oh gosh sorry,
I didn’t get that

massive apologies then. I will enquiry elsewhere


Shane Radcliffe • 4 years ago

Good step for both agencies , This partnership will definitely support both of them .

Abay • 4 years ago

I have plan to go to Russia on Sept, Where can I spend the night in Moscow?

Real Russia • 4 years ago

You can find a list of hotels we recommend here: http://realrussia.co.uk/Acc...
You can also contact our travel team for more advice at travel@realrussia.co.uk

Antoni Martinez • 4 years ago

Hello. I was hoping to find a few hashtags in the russian language, relevant with traveling, nature, wilderness and nature photography, hiking, camping, to tag my photos with as Im heading to Russia in the summer and would like to connect with people from this region. And I realized most of the tags in this Instagram accounts are in English. Is there any chance youd share a few travel related hastags in russian please. Thanks!!

Real Russia • 4 years ago

Hi Antoni! This is a great idea, we've discussed in the office and some popular tags would be #россия which means "Russia", #фотодляроссии which means "photos of Russia" and #путешествие which means "travel". These are all very popular tags so should help you connect with some locals. Make sure you tag us when you go so we can see how your journey goes!

Paul Perlin • 1 year ago

Hey guys, you should really get someone who know both Russian and English be cause some of your Google translations are absolutely wrong.

For example фотодляроссии
Means photos FOR Russia, not OF Russia...

Peter • 4 years ago

I'm guessing that it's not possible to see the parade for an average tourist.. is there anyway to watch rehearsal parades? I'm planning a trip to Russia in 2018 and I'd like to know.

Real Russia • 4 years ago

It is possible to watch rehearsal parades a few days before 9th of May. Times, days and routes of those will be available later. Contact our travel team to find out information about the rehearsal parades for 2018 at travel@realrussia.co.uk

Md Nashir Uddin • 9 months ago

My family vacation in Russia held on March 2022. Could I visit MOSCOW with Moderna Covid 19 Kit. Although i book my flight from buyairticket.com.

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Laurent Conlon • 2 years ago

Wow, how nice. I actually wanted to travel to Russia for quite some time now. I guess now I don't have any reasons not to go :D

Kosher River Cruise • 3 years ago

I am wondering if it's easy to get a kosher meal or are there any kosher river cruise or just river cruises that you can easily request kosher meal? Anyway, we will spend the entire summer next year in Moscow, and hopefully, I can check out the places you mentioned here. Thanks!

Real Russia • 3 years ago

Hi Eve,

You'll be able to find kosher meals in Moscow easily enough, if you go on TripAdvisor you can actually search by Kosher to make sure you're needs are met.

Regarding river cruises, we can normally arrange around any dietary restrictions just speak to our travel team travel@realrussia.co.uk and they'll be able to advise you.

Have an amazing time in Mocow!

Thomas Goerke • 4 years ago

We would love to take any and all of these cruises. Especially the last one to Moscow and then on to St. Petersburg. Keep these emails coming. We love them. Tom & Larisa from Colorado USA. We will spend 7 weeks in Central Russia this summer. Spent 96 days in the Ukraine, the Crimea and Georgia during the summer of 2017.

Ravi Nandwani • 5 years ago

Doina is great. Super friendly and helpful. I hope she gets to visit Russia and South America one day. I myself would like to visit Russia once again to do the Trans Siberian trip. As well as all the Stans and Mongolia as well. Dream trip. But visa requirements for that region is so complicated for a Central American like me. Quite discouraging. I really hope the world opens up to people other than Europeans and North Americans for a change. It would be such an amazing experience to visit that region.

Real Russia • 5 years ago

Thank you for taking time to write a comment and for your kind words! We will definitely pass them to Doina! Russia and Mongolia, indeed, are wonderful countries to explore, and we hope that one day you will complete your dream!

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Paul Perlin • 1 year ago

By the way, shashlik and plov are not technically Russian food.
Yes, they do eat and enjoy both, but plov is an Uzbek dish ( there is also an Azerbaijanian variety - they use chicken instead of lamb) and shaslik is primarily Gergean/Armenian originally. You can use all kinds of meat for that as well. And in Azerbaijan they used to do a shashlik from sturgeon before it was brought to almost complete extinction.

And the other kind of pelmeni that you have mentioned is another mithycal food - it maybe ukranian, belarussian or polish, but definitely not Russian - I lived there for 30 years and never heard of something like that...

City Pigeon • 1 year ago

As far as I’m aware, plov did not come to Russia from the Abbasid Caliphate in the 6th century. The Abbasid version was very different, more akin to Persian or Indian pilaf.

The plov you’re referencing is completely derived off Central Asian, more specifically Uzbek plov. So, at least give credit where its due. While cultural borrowing is great, leaving out the actual people and culture that brought over the dish, and instead citing unrelated origins is just wrong.

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amperial • 2 years ago

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Hull Lyndsay • 2 years ago

Hi my husband has a criminal record from 10 years ago would we be accepted in to Moscow for a holiday?

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Violet123 • 2 years ago

I believe that most traditional Russian food is porridge. From the beginning of time, back in Russia, people ate porridge and mushrooms, as well as vegetables. By the way, borscht belongs to Ukraine, in Russia, there is a similar dish - these are cabbage soup, almost the same thing, but without the use of beets. Also in Russia, there is a popular vegetable that is known to many - it's a turnip. Many different dishes are prepared from it, I think many will be interested in what taste a vegetable from a fairy tale has.

Kevin McCabe • 2 years ago

When it comes to Russian cuisine, I really love Shashlik and Pelmini. I got to know Russian culture by reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Then I tried the food and I absolutely loved it. Real hidden gem.

Borat • 2 years ago

Shashlik most likely comes to Russia from the Caucasus, like Georgia, ossetia etc. The word itself sounds similar to the Turkish shish kebab.

J D • 2 years ago

Blini are mostly eaten with sweet jams and honey like crepes in Europe, average person doesn't splurge on caviar. So the photo of blini with gherkins is just plain dumb, nobody would it like that unless they're drunk beyond memory (which is more traditional for Finland and Ireland than Russia, btw). As for plov and shashlik, basically pilaf and kebab, they are traditional for South Caucuses. It's like saying that burritos and enchiladas are traditional American food (anyways American cuisine has nothing traditional either, all taken from other cultures). But at least South Caucasus and Russia were parts of one country, same for Ukraine and others. Countries were split apart but not the culture. You can't claim any cuisine traditionally Russian, Ukranian, Slovenian, you name it... because it was and still is if not the same but at least very similar culture.

Grace Angela • 3 years ago

I've never been to Russia, but would like to visit it one day.

14Cars.com • 4 years ago

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Natasha • 4 years ago

Thank you for the story Paul and for your comments about Russia! Wanted to star 5, sorry did not work. Really enjoyed reading!

Catania Carhire • 4 years ago

very informative! I didn't know about the meat in Mongolia, it's unusual

Andrey Smith • 5 years ago

Golden Eagle Festival is an interesting event.

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ZyXuz Cryst • 5 years ago

Hi, thanks for sharing this! Very informative :)
Anyway, do you know how can I book the kurt?? I'd like to spend a night there.

Thanks again!