With a song in his heart, Scott Bevan visits the spot where the Russian composer's final works were penned.
A boutique ship gets Harriet Upjohn to the heart of the action, be it in cultural capitals or surprise beach resorts.
A deep appreciation of local customs can be found at the bottom of a glass, writes Louise Goldsbury.
Grace De Morgan joins the long queue for a glimpse of Lenin's glossy remains.
Simon Callow finds harmony in the lives and haunts of Russia's great composers.