Altay Mountains and Adventures

Altay Mountains and Adventures

In the Western Siberia are the Altai mountains which you can reach there by plane. It is about three to five hours to get there, but if you go by train, you will need at least two days. The nearest cities are Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk and Novosibirsk. If you enjoy rafting, trekking, horse-riding and climbing, you will surely love this place. The name itself simply means golden and it has a lot to offer naturally. It is one of the marvelous gems due to its beauty and diversity. The eco-region is... [ read more ]

Teletskoye Lake

Teletskoye Lake

Teletskoye Lake also known as the Golden Lake is the largest, the most famous and also the pearl in Altay Mountains. Being largest, you can expect up to 325m depth, 5km wide and 78 km long. It is situated more than 430 meters above the sea level. The mountain ridges that it lies between are the Al-tyntu and the Korbu. Lake Teletskoye is right on the junction of Sailughem Mountains and Western Sayans. It has a high lake transparency of up to 14 meters. At Korbu, is the infamous Korbu Waterfal... [ read more ]

Kremlin of SMOLENSK and Russian Rivers

Kremlin of SMOLENSK and Russian Rivers

The city Smolensk is located on the Dnieper River. This city which is well-known for textiles, electronics as well as diamonds faceting is just of 320,000 population. This name, Smolensk used to be from the name of Smolnya Rivulet. From the old Slavic, this word ‘smol’ is black soil, smola means tar, resin or pitch. Indeed this city was once a center for resin trade and also resin processing. Lots of pine trees also grow in this area. Oldest Russian City Being one of the oldest Russian... [ read more ]

Maximizing Your Ten Days in Russia

Maximizing Your Ten Days in Russia

It's a travel mission possible if you are in Russia for at least ten days to cover best of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Your travel can be on a cruise after you arrived in the beautiful baroque styled St. Petersburg. Enjoy the architectures all around the city center, checkout the Nevsky Prospect, Smolny Convent and the Palace Square. The other highlight is the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral not to be missed. That is where the tombs of the Romanovs are buried under the 122 meters ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]