What to do in Omsk and Siberia

What to do in Omsk and Siberia

The historical museum in Ulan Ude of Russia is one of the top sights. It charges per single-room floor. You are recommended Buddiyskoe Iskustvo which is on the third floor and it displays the thangka, Buddhas and icons salvaged from Buryatiya's monasteries before the Soviet's destruction. Other things to see are the Gungarba shrine table, the Atsagat medical charts and the walnut necklace which is on the grey, clown-faced Sagan Obugen. The World's Largest Lenin Head This is a monument that... [ read more ]

Sights of Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg)

Sights of Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg)

Yakov Sverdlov is a prominent Bolshevik and also an inspiring orator. At one point in history, he was the assumed successor to Lenin. In the city of Ekaterinburg, you can see his statue that has been erected on the boulevard just across from the Opera House. The region is still referred to as Sverdlovskaya Oblast and its railway station is still Sverdlovsk and not Ekaterinburg, for during the Soviet era, this region was named Sverdlovsk after Yakov Sverdlov. Jewish Community Center 'Synagog... [ read more ]

4th Largest City: Nizhny Novgorod

4th Largest City: Nizhny Novgorod

The historic Russian towns to the northeast from Moscow is the 'Golden Ring'. If you visit these towns, you can embrace the rich history which entails full of their important events about their rise and their falls, from dynasties to what they have today. A great way to discover these prominent towns which are also open-air museums is by the bus tour. You can see many unique Russian architectural monuments from the 12th to the 17th centuries and many of which brings you back to the dramatic ev... [ read more ]

Russia's Gem: Novgorod

Russia’s Gem: Novgorod

Novgorod is a town that is so beautiful with solid old churches, kremlin full of historic treasures and gorgeous tree-lined streets. There lives laid-back and friendly locals and one of its beauty is its access to the scenic countryside. Basically, Novgorod means 'new town' and ironically, it has been around since the 9th century! Varangian Norsemen Over the past 600 years, it has been Russia's most pioneering artistic and political centre. If you want to begin explore Russian's history, y... [ read more ]

Smolny Institute and Bridges Highlights

Smolny Institute and Bridges Highlights

The Smolny Institute is a Palladian edifice in St. Petersburg. It has designs and original concepts of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio. Mainly, there is a strong based on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The building was commissioned from Giacomo Quarenghi and constructed to house the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens. It was under the decree of Catherine II the Great in 1764 and was Russia's first educat... [ read more ]

Tracing the Russian History

Tracing the Russian History

The biggest city of Russia is also the capital with lots of cultural life and full of historical facts. This we are speaking about Moscow which has a great role during those days while forming of the Russian Kingdom in the 15th century. Izmailovo which is located at 12 Gorodok Imeni Baumana has been the family estate of the aristocratic Izmailovs and later the Romanovs boyars since the 16th century. It was Tsar Alexei and his son Peter the Great's favourite retreat. During the youth days of Pe... [ read more ]

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg is sort of like a border between Asia and Europe. So only a few kilometers west from Yekaterinburg is the Ural mountains. You can get there via two possible low cost airlines called Avianova or SkyExpress. You will realize that this city is known as the place where the Romanov family was killed in 1918. It is also the birth place of Boris Yeltzin. Some fascinating sights includes the newly built churches that is dedicated to the Romanovs. You can also try the best Italian dishes ... [ read more ]

25 Must Do in Russia

25 Must Do in Russia

In memory of the war, there is a WWII memorial complex called "To the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle". This is very well-known all over the former soviet union (FSU) countries as Mamayev Kurgan. This 48 meters tall monument is in Volgograd, has Mother Russia and it stands on a hill crest. The posture is of her raising the sword in the mid air. It is the highest point of the city and its actually a Tatar burial site. Now this open-air museum has 35,000 Russian solders buried altogether there. ... [ read more ]