Hello, my name is Irena. I was born in Russia in 1974 during the Soviet era. I worked as a Russian teacher and as a translator and interpreter for the past 15 years.
One of my main hobbies is traveling. Therefore, through this blog I want to help those people who want to travel to Russia from the United States or Canada on their own without having to go through an organized tour company: visa, reserving trains online, accommodations, buying online tickets for the Kremlin, etc.
It has not always been easy to tour Russia independently due to cultural and social differences as well as the bureaucratic obstacles to obtaining visas to my country.
This has changed a lot over the past few years and with this blog I want to help make it easier by providing useful information that will allow you to easily organize your trip to Russia.
I hope you are able to do so!