Young happy woman in yellow coat walking in Red Square in Moscow, Russia

Moscow and St. Petersburg: Two Splendid Cities to Explore on a Russia Vacation

Moscow and St. Petersburg have survived revolutions, world wars, and economic changes, but their appeal is enduring. On a Russia vacation, both cities are outstanding treasure troves to be opened and enjoyed. I first visited what was then the Soviet Union in the 1970s, and although many aspects of both cities were drab and colourless, […]

Russian Borscht in White Bowl with Dill and Bread Slices

RECIPE: Russian Borscht

Borscht is one of those dishes that has many variations. Originating in the Ukraine, this sour soup is also served in neighbouring Eastern European countries like Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, and Latvia, to name a few. The most common variation includes beetroot as its main ingredient. Borsch can be served hot or cold, thin or […]