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They say that Moscow is the biggest village in the world -- a place you will love or hate, but one you must see in your lifetime to appreciate the gravity of history. Russians are intense people who don't mince words, which often rubs Anglo-Saxons the wrong way. I loved Moscow for the contradictions that it is; vibrant …
The city of Kazan is very nice and quiet in comparison with Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Two days are enough to visit this city, because the historical center is quite small, but it's worth it!
Petrozavodsk is surrounded by some of the most picturesque landscapes in Russia. The city itself is nice but it is small with a few sights; however, the great surroundings may take weeks to explore. The city is very well-structured and it is easy to find the hostels in Petrozavodsk, of which there are are few -- they …
Moscow is the capitol of Russia and a major political and cultural center. It is arranged in a circular way. If you are looking for a Moscow hostel, there are several possible areas of the city. Generally speaking, it is reasonable and recommended to try to find Moscow hostel somewhere close to the Kremlin which is …
Nizhny Novgorod is a picturesque Russian city, located only four hundred kilometers from Moscow -- that is very, very close for Russian standards. There are excellent train connections from Moscow, which can take braver travelers to the city even during the cold Russian winter (temperatures are often thirty degrees …
Cheboksary was founded in the fifteenth century and is now the heart of the Chuvash Republic, its cultural and administrative center. It is one of important ports of the Volga River and used to be a popular trade route in old times. Nowadays, Cheboksary can offer to international travelers some fine samples of Russian …
Perm -- a town of slightly more than one million people -- is an important railway junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway; lines reach to Central Russia, the north part of the Urals, and the far east of Russia. In the early twentieth century, it was a major center of the Revolution, which was silenced bloodily. The …
Novosibirsk is the third-largest city in Russia, with more than one and a half-million inhabitants. It is also called unofficially the capital of Siberia. The city was founded in the late nineteenth century when its population was less than a thousand people. It was meant to be an industrial center before the …
St. Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, is home to 4.7 million people, and is the second largest city in Russia. It's located close to the Finnish border on the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg is a common travel destination because it's a city full of culture and interesting things to experience and see. St …
A popular destination for tourists wishing to visit Russia's famed Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is a charming little lakeside village. The village has easy minibus connections to the city of Irkutsk, boat connections to other towns on Baikal, and has a very laidback village atmosphere. Many of the buildings are built in a …
Yaroslavl is the oldest still-existing city on the Volga River and one of the cities of the Zolotoe Koltso (Golden Ring) and one of the few cities of the Golden Ring that has hostels. The Golden Ring comprises of cities that played an important role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church and Yaroslavl is one …
Vladivostok is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific coast. It is home to both 600,000 residents and the Russian Pacific Fleet. The city dates back to the middle of the 19th century, around the time of the Opium War. Vladivostok is also one of the easternmost points of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. …
Rostov-on-Don was founded by Empress Elizabeth in the mid-eighteenth century. Today, it is the largest city in southern Russia and an important administrative, industrial, educational, and cultural center. It is one of the largest cities in Russia -- the population of Rostov-on-Don exceeds one million people -- and it …
One of the largest cities in Siberia, Irkutsk is a popular stop for tourists on the Trans-Siberian Express. Located less than two hours away from Russia’s famed Lake Baikal, Irkutsk offers an interesting look into the heart of Siberia. The city is known as the "Paris of the East" and is a nice size for travelers …
Being the 4th largest city in Russia, Yekaterinburg (which used to be named Sverdlovsk) is also the capital of the Ural region and home to a population of over 1.3 million people. The city dates back as far as the early 18th century, when it was founded by Vasily Tatischev. Yekaterinburg is served by Koltsovo airport …
Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) is the administrative center of the Volgograd Region, with a population of slightly over one million people. It is also a Hero City -- a Soviet honorary title awarded for outstanding heroism during World War II -- as the Battle of Stalingrad took place here. Volgograd was first built as …
Kaliningrad -- which was known prior to World War II as Königsberg -- is the most western regional center in the Russian Federation. Kaliningrad is also the best and the most beautiful city in Russia in recent years according to different national and international journals. It is also the best Russian city for …
Vladimir, one of the largest tourist centers in European Russia, is one of the most famous cities of the Golden Ring and it has much better transport connections than most of the other cities in the Ring. It attracts tourists with its three white stone monuments of pre-Mongolian architecture, recognized by the UNESCO …
Kazan is one of the fastest-developing cities in Russia and maybe even in Europe. It is one of the cities that has been benefiting most from the return of capitalism in Russia. There is a vast choice of Kazan hostels in practically every part of the city -- they are not expensive and most of them are quite spacious. As …
With population of more than a million people, Samara is the seventh-biggest city in Russia. Tsar Fyodor founded the city in the sixteenth century as a guard fortress. It has a very long river embankment and the highest railway station edifice in Europe. The railway station in Samara was built in recent years and is …