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Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Hell hole? Hell no! Soviet tourism posters on display at a London exhibition paint a picture of an earthly paradise
Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

CNN checks out the saltwater pool and beautiful view from the Sochi holiday home that once housed Stalin
Ryanair cleared for takeoff to Russia

Ryanair cleared for takeoff to Russia

Irish carrier may follow other budgets already blazing trail in Russian airspace
'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

It's got a new theme park, an F1 track and 50,000 hotel rooms. But after the Olympics, who will come?
Rise of the big spenders: Are Russians the world's best hotel guests?

Rise of the big spenders: Are Russians the world's best hotel guests?

Russians don't always have the best reputation abroad, but as their numbers (and bank accounts) grow, the travel industry is starting to court them
Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Chivalry rules and so does dressing up for almost anything, but you don't have to drink vodka the minute you're through customs
Dacha, chacha and a gay bar: 9 ways Sochi surprises

Dacha, chacha and a gay bar: 9 ways Sochi surprises

The Winter Olympics locale is also a popular holiday spot for oligarchs and trained Russia's first space monkeys
Gallery: The epic, educational, unforgettable Mongolian Express

Gallery: The epic, educational, unforgettable Mongolian Express

The rail journey from St. Petersburg to Beijing offers history, culture and even a few tidbits about the railway itself
No joke: Aeroflot plans budget airline

No joke: Aeroflot plans budget airline

Its dubious reputation largely behind it, carrier seeks to create Russian version of easyJet
Riders perform squats for a free ride on Moscow subway

Riders perform squats for a free ride on Moscow subway

The fitness initiative is part of Russia's promotion of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi
Rocky's horrible picture show? Sylvester Stallone exhibits his art

Rocky's horrible picture show? Sylvester Stallone exhibits his art

The star of the Rambo and Rocky films trades movie frames for picture frames with an original art exhibition in St. Petersburg. Not everyone's in favor
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