5 things you should know before visiting Vladivostok

5 things you should know before visiting Vladivostok

The city of Vladivostok is a beautiful settlement in the mountains and the warmest month is August with an average temperature between 18-23 Celsius degrees. The lowest temperatures are measured in December and January and are between -5 and -15 Celsius degrees. The official language in Russia is the Russian. Most of the residents of the city of Vladivostok are people of Russian origin, the city does not have any other major ethnic groups that speak an other language besides the Russian.... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Vladivostok

Tourist guide to Vladivostok

Near the border with China and North Korea, near the Muravyov Amursky peninsula, on the Mount of Kholodilnik lies one of the most beautiful cities of the Russian Federation: Vladivostok. The settlement was founded in 1860, earning the status of a town twenty years later, in 1880. The first buildings were erected here by the sergeant major of the Russian Navy, Nicholas Komarov, who was in charge of two officers and 30 soldiers. Over time, the Chinese have tried to expel the Russians from t... [ read more ]

Local cuisine and festivals in Samara

Local cuisine and festivals in Samara

Samara is one of the main towns of Russia and it is a very interesting place, where you can surely have fun. If you like the fairs and festivals, try to arrive to the city during one of them. To be easier to decide, we will present you some of them. The National Autumn Fair is held during the festival with the same name, during which the locals are exposing for sale traditional Russian food products, honey and honeycomb, homemade jams and preserves, handmade crafts, clothing and jewelry. ... [ read more ]

Shopping and accommodation in Samara

Shopping and accommodation in Samara

The city of Samara is dominated by a humid continental climate. The warmest month of the year is August and the coldest is January. Spring and autumn are normal seasons, rain and temperatures are pretty much normal for this period. Summer rains a lot and the temperatures are high, in winter is snowing a lot, it is quite cold and often freezes, so do not forget to equip your tires with snow chains. If you have already chosen the date of you Russian vacation, you will need some information ... [ read more ]

Top museums in Samara

Top museums in Samara

The Museum of Art in Samara is the most visited museum in the region and the largest museums in the country. It was founded in 1897, being located on the Kuibyshev street, in the Palace of Culture. The building was made in neoclassical style at the initiative of a Russian merchant, Konstantin Golovkin, who also donated some works of art to the museum. The Alabin History Museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the Volga region. The museum dates back from 1886 and was founded i... [ read more ]

The Square of Glory and the Bunker of Stalin in Samara

The Square of Glory and the Bunker of Stalin in Samara

The Square of Glory, or the Slavy Ploshchad in Russian, is the most beautiful part of the city of Samara. Here is a Russian architectural complex specific of the Russian period in the eighteenth century. In the middle of the square you discover th most important historical monument of the city, the Statue of Glory. The Bunker of Stalin is the most visited attraction, located in the city center. It is at approximately 40 meters under the ground and was built in 1942. It was never used, and... [ read more ]

5 interesting churches in Samara

5 interesting churches in Samara

Samara has many tourist attractions of which we present 5 interesting churches. The Lutheran Church is dedicated to St. George and is one of the most impressive religious monuments in the city. Pokrovsky Cathedral is the largest church in the city of Samara. The Catholic Church is also known as the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Polish Roman Catholic Church. The Cathedral of St. George is not an imposing church, but it is very interesting. The Synagogue of the city is known by... [ read more ]

Festivals and cuisine in the city of Perm

Festivals and cuisine in the city of Perm

Perm is known in the world because of the White Nights Festival, which is celebrated in June each year, but there are many other festivals that you can attend if you decide to visit this particular city of Russia. These festivals include the Autumn and the Christmas Fair, the City Days, the Ice Sculpture Festival, the Night of the Museums and some national holidays. If you want to spend some days in Perm, you should try the traditional food of the city, which contains many dishes of the R... [ read more ]

5 architectural attractions in Tomsk

5 architectural attractions in Tomsk

One of the most visited historical and architectural monuments of the city of Tomsk is the Atashev Palace. It was built in 1821. The residents of the region known the building it as the Tashev Palace. On the Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, at number 71 in city center of Tomsk is a wooden mansion built in German style, called the Russian-German House. You can also visit two interesting houses in the historic center of the city of Tomsk, the Dragon House and the Peacock House. In the center of Tom... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Tomsk

Tourist guide to Tomsk

On the River of Tom, at the south west of the town Seversk, lies one of the oldest towns in Siberia, Tomsk. It dates back from 1604 and was declared a city by the Tsar of Russia at the time, Boris Godunov. In 1600, Russia was going through a tough time, being really engaged in a major conflict with the Tartars. The Tsar decided to build a fortress on the river Tom. The fort was located on the place that is known today as the Resurrection Hill. So he sent Pisemsky Gavriil and Vasile Tyrkov... [ read more ]