07 December 2023

Lake Baikal is one of the most picturesque places in Russia. Tours to Baikal are interesting at any time of the year, but in winter they are especially unique. The lake, covered with ice as clear as glass and seemingly with a pattern painted on it, has long been a popular destination for photographers and nature lovers. 

18 November 2023

November is a special month for our company because on the 26th of November, MIR Travel Company celebrates its anniversary. The company was established in 1992, so this year we are turning 31...

31 years of operating as a domestic and incoming tour operator.
31 years of constant development.
31 years of preparing new tours and things to surprise our guests.
31 years of experience and successful work.


08 December 2023

30 years ago on 6 September, 1991, Leningrad was renamed back to St. Petersburg. The decision to return the historical name to the city was made taking into account the opinion of the city-dwellers. Over its 318-year history, St. Petersburg has changed names several times - during different periods of time it used to be called Petrograd and Leningrad.

On 6 September, 1991 locals fell asleep in one city - Leningrad, and woke up already in another one – St. Petersburg. Voting on the change of the name of the Northern Сapital of Russia took place in June 1991, simultaneously with the elections of the first Russian president. According to the data published 30 years ago, 53% of people supported the change of name from Leningrad to Saint-Petersburg, and 47% opposed it. Many eyewitnesses of those historical events are sure that sooner or later the historical name of the city on the Neva would still be returned. They also express the opinion that the name given by the founder - the Imperator Peter the Great, turned out to be the most suitable. At the same time, the Northern Capital was called Leningrad for 67 years and with this name it survived the Siege during the Great Patriotic War and received the status of the Hero City.