Russia: Rouble Chronicles

Travel stories and photos from my travels in Russia

  • Map of my travel route in Russia →

Part 1: Introduction
01: Russia
02: From Russia to India, with love
03: Russia Overview
04: Russia Travelog begins

Part 2: Moscow: Kremlin and the Red Square
01: Wow, I am in Moscow!
02: Red Square
03: Charming Onion Domes
04: Tomb of the unknown soldier
05: Inside the Kremlin: Administrative Buildings
06: Inside the Kremlin: Religious and Historical Buildings
07: GUM, the Soviet Department Store
08: Spending a day in the heart of Moscow

Part 3: Moscow: Metro
01: Introduction to Moscow Metro
02: Metro Stations or Museums?
03: My first ride in the Moscow Metro
04: How to Travel Smartly in Moscow Metro
15: Metro stations: Journey to the center of the earth

Part 4: Moscow city
01: Love Locks on the Luzhkov Bridge
02: Stalin’s Seven Sisters
03: Arbatskaya Ulitsa
04: Stolovaya No. 57
05: Moscow at night

Part 5: Moscow: Surrounding places
01: New Jerusalem Monastery
02: Dmitrov

Part 6: Sochi
01: 30 hours in Platzkartny: Part 1- Departure
02: 30 hours in Platskartny: Part 2- Journey
03: Finding a place to stay in Sochi
04: Sochi port and romance on the road
05: Frolicking in the arboretum
06: Stolovaya No. 17
07: Random pics from Sochi
08: Kazansky Vokzal

Part 7: Golden Ring Cities (Around Moscow)
01: Sergiev Posad: Entering the Orthodox Christian circuit
02: Blue domes of Bogolyubovo convent
03: Bogolyubovo’s Church of the Intercession on the Nerl
04: The Kremlin at Suzdal
05: Pereslavl Zalessky and the journey back to Moscow
06: Tour of the Golden Ring Cities

Part 8: St. Petersburg
01: St. Petersburg at Night
02: Nevsky Prospekt
03: Aurora
04: Peter and Paul Fortress
05: St. Petersburg Metro

Part 9: Around St. Petersberg
01: Veliky Novgorod
02: Yurev Monastery and Wooden Architecture
03: Catherine Palace
04: Vyborg

Part 10: Food!
01: Can a Vegetarian Traveler Survive in Russia
02: Chai (Tea)
03: Street food journal

Part 11: General information, travel advice, tips, how-to’s, etc.
01: How to get a Russian Travel Visa
02: How to survive Aeroflot
03: When you run out of money…
04: Marshrutka
05: Russian Orthodox Bell Ringing
06: Russian Orthodox Church Bells
07: Lenin, in post-communist Russia
08: How to CouchSurf like a pro
09: Four sure-fire ways for making best friends while travelling in Russia
10: How to talk to strangers in Russia
11: How to see a Russian Ballet at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace
12: Can a Vegetarian Traveler Survive in Russia
13: History of the Golden Ring Cities
14: Electrichka
15: The Secret of Onion Domes in Russian Churches

Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

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  37. Ronee says:

    Nice posts about Russia. When are you planning the transiberian!

    • Priyank says:

      Hi Ronee, Welcome to my website! Unfortunately I don’t really know when that will become possible, its part of my dream travel route from Morocco to China…

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