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Russia Culture

  • Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, St. Petersburg
  • Russian matroska dolls
  • Russian Shrovetide table - pancake with caviar and tea
  • Still life with vintage objects dedicated to Victory Day
  • Church of St. John Chrysostom, Vologda, Russia

Social Conventions

Shaking hands is the most common form of greeting in Russia, however, women often greet other female friends by kissing on the cheek three times. If invited to a Russian home, it is customary to bring a gift for the host. Dress is often conservative in Russia and visitors should keep this in mind when visiting Orthodox cathedrals.  



Due to the cultural diversity that exists in Russia, there are over one hundred minority languages spoken. Russian is the official language and English is widely spoken.



Orthodox Christianity is the main religion in Russia, however, there are also Islamic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and Jewish minorities.



Russia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Russia.

Learn about the history and culture of Russia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Russia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Russia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Russia tours today!



Book your Russia tour with Goway! 

Goway specializes in planning and organizing Russia tours, vacations and experiences. Travel by train on the legendary Trans Siberian, enjoy a cruise along the Volga river, a holiday of a lifetime and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Russia.

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