Moscow Attractions

Moscow Attractions

The capital of Russia, Moscow was founded in 1147 AD. It has a population of 11 million, a very wealthy economic center for it has one sixth of the world's land mass. There are more than 120 ethnic groups and nationalities. What's amazing is the diverse strange mixed of traditional and newer architectures. The best time to visit is May to September. You are recommended to check out the Red Square, The Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow Subway and the Victory D... [ read more ]

St. Petersburg's Cultural Heritage

St. Petersburg’s Cultural Heritage

Saint Petersburg Philharmonia is a music society while the Bolshoi Zal or Grand Hall is one of the best known music halls within it in Russia. The small hall or Malii Zal is in the city centre on Nevskiy pospect 30 and you can see that by taking the metro to Canal Griboedova. Architectural ensemble of the city dates back to the 18th and 19th century and has been preserved to this day. Of particular note is the unique nature reserve of European architectural styles of the past three centuries. ... [ read more ]

What to see and do in Siberia

What to see and do in Siberia

One of the attractions in Siberia is being on the journey on the world's longest railway. Dated back to the 18th century, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the experience of a lifetime and the best way to discover Siberia's natural beauty of history and culture through the scenic railroads. Nature and Wildlife Altai Mountains is a strictly protected area in the southern Siberia. These deep mountain valleys with numerous rivers and boreal forests shelter seventy species of mammals and different... [ read more ]

Vladivostok, Largest Port City of Russia

Vladivostok, Largest Port City of Russia

The biggest Russian port city at the wild east on the Pacific Ocean is Vladivostok, great for walking wandering. Sopki are a long-dead volcanic hills. Very interesting buildings that rose from different levels and different eras all right in front of your eyes. Suddenly a shiny new casino is right next to a gutted wooden house at the foot of a Krushchevsky apartment block. Amazingly all these you still see sights of the sea and sky. Zolotoy Rog Bay Located at the end of the Golden Horn Bay... [ read more ]

Sochi Resort City

Sochi Resort City

Situated north of Russia's border on the Black Sea coast is a city in Krasnodar Krai called Sochi. It has ninety miles along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains and makes it Russia's largest resort city. In 2014, it will host the Winter Olympic Games as well as the Paralympic Winter Games. Many major events including Formula 1 Grand Pix will start from 2014 and hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lots of fascinating and exciting events coming up. Its humid subtropical climate of M... [ read more ]

Irkutsk and Tomsk

Irkutsk and Tomsk

Getting to Irkutsk is easy. You can be there by airplane as there are ten daily flights from various places such as Moscow, Japan, China, Frankfurt (over Moscow) and Mongolia. Or even by train on the Trans-Siberian railway, via Moscow that takes about four days. Many also choose to come by Vladivostok, Peking, Ulan-Bator that takes one night. Listvyanka on the Baikal shore From the village of of Listvyanka on the Baikal shore, it is only an hour by car to the city of Irkutsk. You can reach... [ read more ]

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Kazan was founded in 1401 but became the capital of a powerful Tartar Khanate in 1455. It lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan's shipyards and port on the Volga make it an important water transport center. It emerged from the empire of the Golden Horde. University of Kazan Famous people like Lenin and Tolstoy studied at the University of Kazan which was founded in 1804. Other than the Russian Academy of Sciences, there is the Russian Islamic Uni... [ read more ]

Suzdal's Sights

Suzdal’s Sights

Northeast of Moscow is Suzdal, a town in the Vladimir Oblast. It is 26 kilometers from the city of Vladimir on the Kamenka River, a small river of less than one kilometer in Perm. There are many interesting historical monuments here in Suzdal as the history of the town dates back to 1024. Beginning with the southern valley called 'Sursdalar' or 'Sudrdala' in the Norse Sagas, Suzdal was functioning as the capital of several Russian principalities. Then it forms part of the Golden Ring which con... [ read more ]