Oymyakon, the village of ice

Oymyakon, the village of ice

If you had the impression that you know what cold is, the residents of Oymyakon, a small village in Russia, could radically change any perception of this. With an average temperature of -50 Celsius degrees in the month of January, the village is officially the coldest permanently inhabited place in the world and is a possible candidate as the second North Pole. Oymyakon is a village in Siberia where the lowest recorded temperature was minus 71.2 Celsius. This is the lowest recorded temp... [ read more ]

Shopping and accommodation in Omsk

Shopping and accommodation in Omsk

The predominant climate of this region is dry and continental, the weather changing quite often. The hottest month of the year is July and the coldest month is February. During the seasons of spring and autumn, rainfall is more frequent, so do not forget to put an umbrella into your luggage to protect yourself of the rain. During the warm season rains very rarely in Omsk and the temperatures are very high, during the cold season it is very cold, with heavy snows and freezes often. If you ... [ read more ]

Traditions and important events in the city of Omsk

Traditions and important events in the city of Omsk

The official language that is spoken in the city of Omsk is the Russian. However, in the city of Omsk you will meet many locals that speak German and Ukrainian. In the hotels, shops and restaurants employees know very well English. In Omsk more than three quarters of the residents are Russians, the population of the city being over one million. In the city you can also find people of Kazakh, Ukrainian or German ethnicity. The most prevalent religion in the city is the Orthodox faith. Many... [ read more ]

The famous snow and ice sculpture festival in Novosibirsk

The famous snow and ice sculpture festival in Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is a charming city in Siberia, Russia, being really beautiful in winter. The snow falls there for the first time usually in the middle of November and then is getting colder and colder until February. The lowest temperatures in Novosibirsk are between the end of the year and February with an average temperature of -20 Celsius degrees, sometimes even -30 or -40 Celsius degrees. These temperatures mean that the city is covered in snow for a long time, sometimes even until the begin... [ read more ]

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

The city of Sankt Petersburg is located in an area with a humid continental climate due to the cyclones of the Baltic Sea. The hottest month of the year is August, and the coldest is February. Spring and fall are the seasons with normal temperatures, but with more precipitation. During the summer rains often, summers are short and very hot. Winter is long with very low temperatures, heavy snows and is often freezing. We present you 5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg... [ read more ]

Top museums in Vladivostok

Top museums in Vladivostok

One of the largest museums in Vladivostok and the oldest in the whole region, is the Arseniev Regional History Museum. You will find it on the Svetlanskaya street, at number 20, in the center of the town. The Fleet Military Museum in Vladivostok is located on the Korabelnaya Naberegnaya Street and the entry is done through a several meters long submarine at the end of which you will discover many warships and recreational vessels. The fortress dates back to the late nineteenth century and... [ read more ]

Top 3 historical attractions in Vladivostok

Top 3 historical attractions in Vladivostok

The famous Russian city of Vladivostok has many attractions, we could obviously enumarate more than three of them, but today we want to present you what we think that are the most important historical attractions, which are usually visited by the tourists that come here. The top 3 historical attractions of the city include the S-56 Submarine Museum, that can be visited by tourists on the street, the Monument to Soviet soldiers on the Bortsov Revolutsy Market in the historical center of Vl... [ read more ]

3 interesting tourist attractions in Vladivostok

3 interesting tourist attractions in Vladivostok

The Aquarium of Vladivostok is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Tourists who want to visit it, can find it in the downtown, on the Batarejnoj street, at number four. In the city center of Vladivostok, on the Pushkin street, at number 23 you can find the largest theater of the region, the Pushkin Theatre. Near the theater you can also admire the building of the Technical State University. The Vladivostok Railway Station was built in 1893 by the Russian architect E. Basilevsky whe... [ read more ]

Festivals and shopping in Saint Petersburg

Festivals and shopping in Saint Petersburg

The city of Saint Petersburg has many impressive buildings, but you can also have a lot of fun here. The most important event in the city of Saint Petersburg is the White Nights Festival, held annually at the end of each school year, when the city streets are filled with many vendors, traditional Russian food product markets, spaces for children, and the night concludes with impressive fireworks. As you take a walk on the narrow streets of the city, besides restaurant and terraces, you wi... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Saint Petersburg

Tourist guide to Saint Petersburg

On the Baltic Sea at the end of the Gulf of Finland, on the Neva River, you discover the second largest city in Russia and the most important trading port of the Baltic Sea: Saint Petersburg. The name of the city comes from St. Peter, patron saint of the city, but over time it was also called Petrograd. Tsar Peter the Great needed a port city that can have better sea links. Thus, in 1703 conquered the city of Nyen, changed his name to St. Petersburg and built on the Zayachy Island the first ... [ read more ]