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“From Russia with love” is not only a worldwide known James Bond blockbuster. It is also the way you will feel when your holiday in Russia will be over, and your heart will be overwhelmed with love both for the country and the people, so warm, so authentic and in some way so straight in their way of being. Yes, indeed Russia has gone through a lot in the last century, two important revolutions took place, one at the beginning and the other one at the end of the century. They have completely changed the society throwing Russia out of a monarchic reality into a dictatorship and communism and then again after the Perestrojka setting Russia free from communism and projecting the country and the people into the most outrageous capitalist lifestyle of the world. Do not spoil your adventure in Russia and avoid hotel bookings, go there to really meet the people with a solid will to learn more about them. A homestay, a room for vacation rental and a B+B are really the best ways to live Russia day by day, melting with Russians, talking to them and understanding why a country which has gone through such a lot in only seventy years still stands out proud in the world, jealous of its history, religion and traditions.
Rent a vacation apartment in Moscow and discover the capital of a new world. You may think that you are in Los Angeles or in Chicago when you are in Moscow downtown but then suddenly an orthodox golden and turquoise church appears in front of you reminding you that you are not in the United States but you are most definitely in Russia. If the ancient monarchs were outrageously abusive before the October revolution, nevertheless they have filled the country with so many art masterpieces and treasures and they have allowed those just fascinating architectures designed by the most important Italian 17th century architects more particularly in Saint-Petersburg. Museums, art galleries, 18th century theatres, baroque fronts and façades on the canals noble palaces in Kaliningrad enter into a fascinating landscape designed by men as a permanent living theatre . Enjoy Russia and the privacy of a vacation rental in one of its historical towns.
Russia is still a big mystery, a country where billionaires only travel in private jets, 45 meters long yachts and helicopters from one point of the world to the other to make business and money whilst another part of Russia is still working hard in the fields and remains basically agricultural and somewhat feudal. All along the country from Caucasus and Urali mountains through to Siberia frozen lands you will get to know this double reality. Rich businessmen and tycoons in Moscow and St Petersburg and very simple workers in industrial and agricultural environments in South Russia and along all the lands crossed by the eternal Volga. What keeps the two aspects together very tight is not only the same nationality but most of all the same religion because all and any Russian is most definitely linked to Orthodox christianism and to its traditions. Discover the magic of the little hidden chapels in the north of the country those wonderful golden icons speak everywhere the same language for any Russian citizen. It is maybe the limit but at the same time the strength and the fascination of a nation that has arisen twice from its ashes and does not want to give up. Love Russia as an adventure and rent an apartment or a vacation house for your holiday.