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Taste of Russia Good vodka brings good dreams, according to St Peterburg’s first vodka sommelier, Alexander Dmitriev, a man passionate about his national drink and keen to dispel unkind myths about the often misunderstood spirit. His domain is the Caviar Bar and Restaurant in the impressive Belmond

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HOTEL ART COLLECTIONS 14 of 16 Russia might be renowned for its imperial grandeur, but staying in the Avant-Garde Suites of this Belmond marvel is an education in modern art. Each of the five executive suites is an homage to a 20th-century artist with the convenience of

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The world’s most mystical natural phenomenon has long drawn visitors into the dark depths of the Arctic Circle, but rarely with the elegance of a private train voyage aboard the Golden Eagle, writes Amelia Hungerford. To see the Northern Lights, dancing grey-green in the night sky, is to witness nature

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From the heights of the Alps to the depths of Lake Baikal, Amelia Hungerford discovers the charm of the journey with two of the world’s most distinguished luxury trains. Russia by Golden Eagle From the grandeur of Moscow’s Red Square and the kaleidoscopic domes of St Basil’s

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