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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!
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 …
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 …
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 …
Krasnoyarsk is the largest cultural, economic, and educational center of Eastern Siberia and the administrative center of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. Founded in the seventeenth century, it is the largest of the oldest towns in Siberia and today, Krasnoyarsk has slightly over one million inhabitants. It has won different …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Orenburg is the administrative center of the Orenburg Region and has more than half a million inhabitants. The city emerged as a military guarding base near the southeastern borders of the Russian Empire. Soon, it became the largest merchant center between Russia and Central Asia. During the Revolution in the early …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …