Peter the Great was the first of the Russian tsars who began collecting pieces of art; precious, interesting, and peculiar things, not only for his own amusement but also for the glory of his country. The collections Peter comprised during his extensive travels laid the foundation of what is now the Hermitage and the Moscow Kremlin museums.
Along the road from Moscow to St. Petersburg, there are plenty of cities that will inspire you to forget your plans and immerse yourself in the world of Russian history, traditions and beauty. Russia Beyond explores the city of Veliky Novgorod in order to spice up your stay here and inspire you with a desire to explore Russia.
In 2019, Russian filmmakers tried to amaze audiences with a Tarantino-style war action movie, a dark gothic thriller, a Michelangelo biopic and (yet) another WWI drama. We urge you to check them all out!