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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION-FORUM RUSSIA

31 January 2024

In Moscow, on the territory of VDNKh, you can visit the International Exhibition-Forum RUSSIA until 12 April. At the exhibition you can learn about the most important achievements and inventions of our country in industry, energy, transport, construction, science, culture and sports. All 89 regions of Russia became participants of the exhibition. 
NEW WINTER ACTIVITIES IN MOSCOW

17 January 2024

We are pleased to tell you about new winter activities in Moscow. For guests of the city we can offer not only classic tours with visits to such famous places as Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Novodevichy Monastery and others. In winter there is a unique opportunity to visit a real husky farm and get acquainted with this amazing and friendly breed of dogs. 

DID YOU CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF VODKA?

31 January 2024

The 31st of January is considered the birthday of vodka. On this day in 1865 Dmitry Mendeleev presented his famous doctoral thesis "On the combination of alcohol with water." The document is kept in the museum of the great scientist - at the Saint- Petersburg State University. Mendeleev is called the father of Russian vodka.

An interesting legend was associated with vodka in the Soviet Union. Once Stalin, at a meeting with polar explorers, asked them what kind of alcoholic drinks they drink on long winter nights in the north. They joked that there is a tradition of diluting pure alcohol to a volume that matches the parallel on which they are. This is how a vodka with 56% ABV appeared because Moscow is located on this parallel!

This and many other interesting stories you can hear in the Vodka Museum in Saint-Petersburg which you can visit with MIR Travel Company. The museum contains a huge number of different types of vodka, nalivkas and other time-honored Russian drinks. Na zdorovie!