The former USSR attracted a steady stream of artists and writers from the West who were keen to find out what life there was really like. French luminaries Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were no exception, and traveled extensively throughout the region. Follow in their footsteps with this country-by-country itinerary.
The world’s largest country is shockingly romantic.
Reach for the tsars!
Using his fingers and paintbrushes, artist Nikita Golubev has been creating works of art on the dirt- and dust-covered vehicles of Moscow.
How one traveler gave up her independence to experience community in a foreign land.
From stunning architecture to canal cruises, Moscow and St. Petersburg offer terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list.