Month: September 2019

Climbing Elbrus in Style: LEAPRus Barrel Huts at 3,912 meters

You’re well on your way to conquering the 7 summits. You’ve already climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa. Maybe you’ve summited Aconcagua in South America and Denali in Alaska too. Regardless of what order you do them in, the road to the 7th summit Everest, always goes through Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest mountain. You’ve probably read up on some of the unique characteristics of Mt. Elbrus. It’s in Russia, specifically the North Caucasus Mountains. It’s a dormant volcano. As a part of …

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Your Travel Guide To The North Caucasus Mountains of Russia

So, if you are reading this article right now, you probably found it on Google by searching something like “Travel North Caucasus” or “Tourism North Caucasus”. So, you at least know something about the region, and were actively seeking information about travel here. But, let’s be honest, how many people actually know where the North Caucasus is or even what it is? Even for those who have heard the words “North Caucasus” in the news or another context, this region …

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Russia Travel Tips

What do I need to know? APPLY FOR YOUR VISA Every visitor to Russia needs a visa. The visa application process takes time and money, but is worth it in the end! We highly recommend going through a trusted processing company who will make sure that your application is filled out correctly and everything is done right. There are many companies that process Russian visas, but Beyond Red Square has its own private visa processing partner: LetsRussia. We even have …

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More than the Kremlin: 6 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg

***Bob and Jana Cash were Beyond Red Square’s first repeat clients to Russia, visiting the North Caucasus in Summer 2019 and returning in 2020 to explore Moscow & St. Petersburg (along with their son who is studying Russian in-country!).  Read further for a play-by-play from Jana, to see if Russia has more to offer than just Red Square and the Kremlin.  Would this trip be a bust? Just weeks prior to departure, half of the journey fell through due to …

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