Category Archives: Russia


On October 8th 2015 Planet Hero landed in magical Moscow and so there world trip began! Moscow is an amazing city, rich in culture and the arts. From the Red Square and mausoleum – which houses Lenin’s body on view to the public – to the iconic cathedral, Gorki park, Moscow State University, we saw […]

Handmade Project Moscow

In Moscow Planet Hero worked with Handmade Charity and Le Pain to help improve the lives of children with Special Educational Needs through creative hands-on activities and a fun party!


Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia, was the third stop on our Trans-Siberian train adventure! Here we learnt the art of Russian karaoke with our Russian sister Shel who helped us discover delicious Russian delicacies including vegetarian options!


Yekaterinburg was the second stop on our Trans-Siberian train journey! We had our first experience of ‘couch surfing’ here with a very beautiful Russian/Venezuelan family here! A visit to the Church on the Blood, and a stroll in Victory Park, we also admired the view of this great city and beyond from its tallest observation […]

Lake Baikal

Staying at Listvyanka by Lake Baikal – our fourth stop via Irkutz on our Trans-Siberian train journey – was a welcomed retreat. It’s so peaceful and the natural beauty is astounding. We spent a few days here, trekking on horseback, walking and relaxing by the lake. Sadly, our first drone crash landed in the water […]