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Around Kaliningrad – National Park of Curonian Spit

Perhaps even more than the capital city of Kaliningrad, the region which bear the same name is famous for its Baltic coast, which always been know […]

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 […]

Altai Republic – the territory of divine nature

The Republic of Altai (Республика Алтай) is a republic within the Russian Federation, a subject of the Russian Federation, a part of the Siberian Federal District. […]