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Turbulent lives of the Romanovs give fascinating insight into imperial Russia

Russia in the 18th century is a place of the deepest divisions. Extraordinary wealth jostles with abject poverty, freedom is limited to a chosen few, and one man holds power through what...

Anyone for toast? Vodka shots for breakfast – in Russia ‘За здоровье!’ is an all-day affair

Whilst travelling from St Petersburg to Moscow, we were invited to enjoy breakfast at a Russian family home. Up bright and early, although still feeling the effects of a vodka tasting session...