The Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

The Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

The main religion in Irkutsk is the Orthodox and there are many churches in the city. Today we would like to present you the Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk. The Znamensky Monastery in Irkutsk is known for the residents of this region as the Sign Monastery. This is one of the main monasteries in Siberia that spread Christianity and is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk is the largest religious monument ... [ read more ]

Accommodation and weather in Irkutsk

Accommodation and weather in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is the most important city of East Siberia, lying on the right part of the Angara, therefor it is also a port city. It is one of the most beautiful cities and a center of the intelectual and economical life in Siberia. Irkutsk has universities, museums, opera and theater, scientific institute and radio station as well. If you decided to travel to this unique city, we would like to give you a little help by providing a few information regarding the accommodation options in the city... [ read more ]

Shopping in Irkutsk

Shopping in Irkutsk

When you are spending several days in the city of Irkutsk, you will surely need to visit some stores either to buy a few souvenirs for yourself or the loved ones either to buy some daily products that you might need. There are many places in the city that you can choose from and we would like to help you by presenting the the most important shopping places in Irkutsk. In places where you find tourist attractions, you will find many souvenir shops where you can buy gifts for your family or... [ read more ]

Top 3 things you should know before you go to Irkutsk

Top 3 things you should know before you go to Irkutsk

Irkutsk is one of the main cities in Siberia. If you want to spend some day there, it might be useful to read the top 3  things you should know before you go to Irkutsk. More than 50% of the population of the city is made up of Russians and a large percentage being of Ukrainian origin. Therefor the official language of the city is Russian, but in the suburbs and in downtown we meet many people who speak Ukrainian and the Chechen language as well. In the downtown hotels, in the main resta... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Irkutsk

Tourist guide to Irkutsk

On the Angara River, at 4000 kilometers from the capital of Russia, in an area full of hills, we find Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia. It is a major administrative center for the Russian Federation and is visited by numerous tourists every year from all over the world to admire the numerous objectives and attractions of the city. Irkutsk is called by the Russian the Paris of Siberia. The name of Irkutsk comes from the river with the same name that crosses the city. The city ... [ read more ]

Kid friendly places in Murmansk

Kid friendly places in Murmansk

Murmansk might not seem to be the perfect place for a family holiday, but if you want to visit this arctic city with your children, there are also some kid friendly places in Murmansk. Although there are some kid playgrounds in the city, those cannot really be used when it is snow, and that is a very usual thing in Murmansk. But don’t worry, you children will probably engjoy the snow as well, just don’t forget to bring them several really warm clothes. An other thing that your kid wil... [ read more ]

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Murmansk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and it is located in a very northern part of the country. It is the center of the region and the largest settlement in the north of the Arctic Circle. Musmansk is a port city and had a significant role in the Second World War and after the end of it as well. The city has some interesting places, from all of these we present you the top 3 museums in Murmansk, which include the Regional Art and Craft Museum, the Museum of Regional Studies and ... [ read more ]

Churches and historical buildings in Murmansk

Churches and historical buildings in Murmansk

The Russian city of Murmansk offers much more than we would think. Today we present two major churches and a historic building in Murmansk. The Church of the Saviour in the city of Murmansk is the most appreciated religious monument in the whole region. Tourists who want to admire its architecture, can find it near the lake of Semionovski. The Saint Nicholas cathedral is located in the historic center of the city and is the religious place of the Orthodox people. The Murmansk Lighthouse w... [ read more ]

Top attractions in the city of Yekaterinburg

Top attractions in the city of Yekaterinburg

The city of Yekaterinburg can be considered the hearth of the Ural from cultural and industrial point of view as well. Close to the border separating Europe and Asia, the city today is an important pilgrimage place for fans of the Russian tsars. Yekaterinburg is the 4th largest city of Russia after of Moscow, Sankt Petersburg and Novosibirsk. It is the administrative center of the Sverdlovsk, the capital city of the Ural and lies at the bank of the Iszety River. The town was founded in 17... [ read more ]