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Search below to find affordable Russian and Ukrainian flights. The online booking engine gathers the best deals from both domestic and international carriers serving Russia, Ukraine and the CIS.   Find the cheapest plane tickets in the calendar...

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Train Tickets

Train Tickets

Russian & CIS Train Tickets See more information about trains in Russia and Ukraine. Trans Siberian Train Tickets See more information about the Trans Siberian...

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Homestays

Homestays

Ever consider a homestay with a Russian or Ukrainian family? Russian homestays not only provide an affordable alternative to expensive accommodations like hotels and apartments, they also provide a unique insight into the lives and culture of local...

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Religion in Belarus

Religion in Belarus

Religion in Belarus is predominantly split between two Christian denominations, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic. While the Belarusian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church account for roughly 94 percent of those who profess a religious faith (80% and 14% respectively), there are remnants of the the Protestant Church, Islam and Judaism as well. According to...

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Religion in Ukraine

Religion in Ukraine

Religion in Ukraine has a somewhat different “mix” of faiths as compared to religion in Russia. Although the region was once home to rather large Muslim and Jewish communities, Islam and Judaism have diminished significantly from their historic heights. Ukraine, unlike Russia, is predominately Christian, with greater than 90% of religiously active...

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Religion in Russia

Religion in Russia

Religion has played a very important role in the evolution of Russian culture. Traditional religions, those deemed part of Russia’s “historical heritage”, include Orthodox Christianity (63% of the population), Islam (6% of the population), Buddhism (<1%), and Judaism (<1%). (VCIOM 2006) The largest of the religions, Orthodox Christianity, is...

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Language in Ukraine

Language in Ukraine

Ukraine is quite an interesting country in regards to language. Currently, Ukrainian is the only official language recognized across the entire nation. In practice, however, Ukraine is very much a bilingual country with a roughly 50-50 split between Russian and Ukrainian. According to an official 2001 Ukrainian population census, 67.5% of Ukraine’s citizens...

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