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Taste of Russia: typical Russian food you should try

The russian cuisine is the traditional cuisine of Russia, linked to the ways of life and the history of the Russian people. It has undergone the influences of the various cultures, ethnic groups and religions present in the vast territory of the country, and has incorporated in itself many dishes belonging to various nationalities taking part before the Russian Empire, then the Soviet Union and finally the Russian Federation.

Spots of St. Petersburg: The Mikhailovskiy Castle

Enjoying a prominent location on the Fontanka River Embankment between the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovskiy Garden, the Mikhailovskiy Castle (also known as the Engineers' Castle) is one of St. Petersburg's most striking and unusual buildings, a reflection of Emperor Paul I's fascination with medieval chivalry, mysticism, and all things military.

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Spots of St. Petersburg: The Anichkov Bridge

Anichkov Bridge is one of the architectural highlights of Nevsky Prospekt, and essential viewing for any visitor to St. Petersburg, both for the spectacular views of the surrounding palaces from the vantage point of its humped back, and for the famous sculptures - the Horse Tamers - that crown its four corners.

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