FIFA World Cup 2018

Discover new places through the FIFA World Cup 2018

The 21st edition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from the 14th of June to the 15th of July 2018 in Russia. Are you planning to go to a game while making a trip through Russia?

Russia is a very interesting destination. Between the landscapes, the culture, the history and the wealth, there is something for everyone! In the hope that you have the chance to discover beautiful Russian cities in addition to amazing live football matches.

Kazan

This interesting city is definitely worth a visit. Kazan is an extraordinary city and offers a lot to see!

What to do?

During your stay in Kazan, you must visit Kremlin, the city's oldest building, a good starting point for your city tour. You will then pass the Suyumbike Tower, which was named in honor of the only woman who ruled the Khan of Kazan, which today measures 58 meters and slopes 2 meters, almost as much as the Tower of Pisa. You also have to take a walk through the Kul-Sharif mosque, which is certainly one of the most beautiful buildings in the city in the Kremlin. And finally a walk on the Kremlin Quays.

Where to eat?

If you want to taste Tatar specialties, you can go to the Tataskaya Usadba restaurant, which offers traditional flair in their design as well as in the restaurant's menu. For a simpler and cheaper meal, try the Askhane-Chai Yorty Canteen, which is an ideal choice for a quick lunch or snack. You can also opt for a surreal place called Priyut Kholostyaka in white style with a stained glass and hangers in the shape of wild garlic flowers. International food is on the menu.

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Moscow

As the capital of Russia, Moscow has several cultural and historical attractions worth visiting. This modern and cultural city is also known as the most populous city in Europe!

What to do?

Of course, during your stay in Moscow, you do not want to miss the Red Square and the Kremlin, which form the center of the Russian capital. It is one of the most emblematic places in the world where you should visit Basilius Cathedral. But did you know that his bright colors were only added 200 years after his construction? The Seven Sisters of Moscow, consisting of a series of Stalinist buildings built on behalf of Joseph Stalin after the Second World War. You can almost not go without a ride through the incredible subway stations. Stalin called them "palaces of the people" and turned daily rides into a majestic journey. You will be dazzled by the chandeliers, the beautiful walls and marble columns.

Where to eat?

To proudly claim to have tasted a Russian specialty, you must test the famous Russian "bouterbrod" sandwich. You can get the best of the city in the restaurant Bouterbro thanks to a team of young chefs who prepare their own bread and continue to satisfy the taste buds of Moscow at an attractive price. If you're looking for something outrageous, then The Pushkin Cafe is the place for you. It is one of the 25 best restaurants in Europe and one of the 100 best in the world. It is a gourmet restaurant, but also a tearoom in a baroque hotel, which was founded in honor of Alexander Pushkin. For a breathtaking view of Moscow, try the White Rabbit, which sits under a glass dome on the 16th floor. Here, for the first time, Russian cuisine is in line with the latest culinary trends. Every dish on the White Rabbit menu is the result of a long career, gastronomic expeditions and a special respect for traditions.

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Yekaterinburg

Elegant buildings behind dilapidated Soviet blocks, a thriving experimental music scene and the world's shortest subway - Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia!

What to do?

The first thing you can see in Yekaterinburg are the architectural monuments, among which is the residence of Rastorguev-Kharitonov, a series of palaces and parks that invite you for an unforgettable walk. The Feudal Period Monument is the Sévastianov House, built at the beginning of the 19th century. It is a remarkable Gothic and Moorish style building. You can also admire the Memorial to the Soldiers, located in the street of Lunacharsky, where the eternal flame burns in memory of the victims of the war. Finally, you can rest on the giant Computer Keyboard memorial, which is an exact copy of the keyboard and uses the 86 keys as benches.

Where to eat?

No doubt going around in Yekaterinburg will whet your appetite and the city has much to offer in culinary aspects. The most popular dishes of the Russians, such as Borsch (Beetroot Soup) and Pelmeni (Dumplings), are easy to find. Pozharka and Dacha are two good restaurants to taste the traditional cuisine.

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