Take a visual tour through St Petersburg, a city of great culture and great conflict, a city looking out to the future and a city rooted in the past.
Explore the marble floors and mosaics of the city’s Metro stations, buy a matryoshka doll souvenir and visit the beautiful Red Square and its iconic centerpiece, St Basil’s Cathedral.
Go behind the scenes at Star City and meet Colonel Sergey Volkov, a cosmonaut who has spent more than a year of his life in space.
A trip to Star City, the formerly closed-off cosmonaut training centre on the outskirts of Moscow, is a journey through the past, present and future of space exploration.
In a city where anything is possible, we meet an artist who spent 20 years underground and get an exclusive peak behind the scenes of the Bolshoi ballet.
Between May and June the sun never fully sets in the northern Russian city, and locals gladly take this opportunity to revel in the day’s heat and the light-washed nights.