Cities you must visit in Western Russia

Cities you must visit in Western Russia

The West has continually asked what to think about Russia. The country where are incredibly wealthy people along with extreme poverty has always sparked confusion. Some believed that ignorance is ubiquitous in Russia, others were fascinated by the many scholars that Russia has had over time. Russia is a land of ballet and industrial monstrosities. It is a country where faith and austerity manifest for centuries, with the cult of pleasure and opulence. If you visit the ancient castles, lux... [ 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 ]