Articles and photos about famous Russian cities

Cities of Russia: Kaliningrad, Veliky Novgorod, Kazan, Elista, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky and other


The City of Kaliningrad

Leningrad, Stalingrad, Sverdlovsk, Kuybyshev, Kaliningrad… During the Soviet times, it was a tradition to name towns of some importance after the name of a prominent figure […]

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia. The town is located on the picturesque banks of the river Volkhov. Novgorod was first mentioned […]

Kazan, the Capital of Tatarstan

Kazan is unique city situated on the banks of the Volga river. Город, где встречаются Запад и Восток, разные культуры и традиции (It is the place […]

Elista, the Capital of Kalmykia (part 1)

Many foreigners, even those who have already visited Russia, often believe that all the most interesting things that can be seen in our country are concentrated […]

Elista, the Capital of Kalmykia (part 2)

Read part 1 of our article about Elista. Chess city There is also a large plastic chessboard, that can be played by anyone. The area of […]

The Soul of Moscow

“Москва не есть обыкновенный большой город, каких тысяча. Москва не безмолвная громада камней, холодных, составленных в геометрическом порядке… нет! У неё есть своя душа, своя жизнь” […]

Kostroma and Ipatiev Monastery

It is possible to go from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by train, by bus or by boat. Город стоит на месте слияния Волги с рекой Кострома (the […]

Ivanovo, the Textile capital of Russia

Although Иваново (Ivanovo) is not as prestigious as other cities of Золотое кольцо (the Golden Ring), it is still worth a stop. Ivanovo is шутливо называют […]

Yaroslavl, the City of Unsurpassed Beauty

Город Ярославль (the city of Yaroslavl) was named after its founder, великого князя Ярослава Мудрого (the Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise). It was founded in the […]

Rostov Veliky, the Prettiest City of the Golden Ring

Just before entering the city of Ростов Великий (Rostov the Great) (190 km northeast of Moscow) the beauty of озеро Неро (lake Nero) welcomes amazed travellers, […]