Levison Wood's Eastern Horizons

Years before Levison Wood became a globetrotting TV star, he took a 10,000-mile overland journey across Russia, along the Silk Road, to Afghanistan
Travel and Adventure

Top 10: Museums and Galleries

City life: St Petersburg

Peter the Great's Baltic metropolis remains Russia's 'window on the West' — a magical city of palatial architecture and Soviet relics, bone-numbing cold and toasty saunas.

Russia: The towns that time forgot

North east of Moscow, the towns and cities of the Golden Ring preserve the Slavic soul of Russia — a spectacular vision of glittering onion domes, wedding-cake chapels and frescoed churches set against a backdrop of the mighty Volga River