By Chris Howard

Israel: holiday highlights

It may be only a small country, but Israel's not short of fascinating attractions. Here's my guide on what to see, where to go and how to get the most out of a week there

Moscow: like nowhere else on earth

Imperial palaces and Stalinist skyscrapers, world-class ballets and hedonistic clubs, serene monastries and triumphant iconography... here's how to make the most of Moscow in all its uniqueness

Beyond Moscow

How to leave the city behind and in just a few days greatly broaden your understanding of Russia

Beyond St Petersburg

How to leave the city behind and in just a few days greatly broaden your understanding of Russia.