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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!
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 …
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 …
Voronezh is located on the right and left banks of the Voronezh River. However, near the city pass the rivers Don, Usmanka, and Pschanka, plus several lakes and several smaller rivers. The city was founded in the sixteenth century and was an arena of different internal power play fights and was destroyed a few times in …
Vyborg is a small city in Russia not far from the Finnish border (about forty kilometers) and only one hundred thirty kilometers from Saint Petersburg. For a city of its size, Vyborg offers interesting sights for its visitors. Vyborg has been part of different countries such as Sweden, the Republic of Novgorod, and …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan; the administrative center of Ufa City Municipal District; and one of the largest industrial, cultural, sports, and scientific centers of Russia. Moreover, Ufa is the largest center of oil refining in Russia and a major transport hub. What every tourist can easily see …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Khabarovsk is an education, transport, and industry center in the not-so-densely populated Far Eastern Federal District. It is a rather young city whose history started less than a hundred fifty years ago, but has already seen many revolutions. If you are not afraid of the low temperatures, you can visit Khabarovsk in …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …