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 ]

Tips for a short trip in the region of Tula and Orel

Tips for a short trip in the region of Tula and Orel

We would like to present you a possible tour of 3 days to visit the region of Tula and Orel also including the settlements of Iasnaia Poleana, Spasskoe and Lutovinovo. This is a compact tour with many interesting tourist sites that will take you to an other time in history. Iasnaia Poleana is a phenomenon of the historical and cultural life of Russia, and at the same time is a typical Russian land, allowing you to get acquainted with Russian traditions and the every day life of the 19th-2... [ read more ]

Visit the cities of the Silver Crown

Visit the cities of the Silver Crown

When you have many days to spend in the city of Moscow you have the opportunity to go on different trips or to make it by your own with a car you rent. Those who like the old Russia should definitely visit the smaller historical cities and settlements where the passing of time can be hardly observed. Today we present you how should look like a 3-days tour of the cities of the Silver Crown starting from Moscow, including Velikii Novgorod, Vyshnij Volochek and Valdai. If you want to make th... [ read more ]

Historical attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

Historical attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 on the site of an ancient Slavic settlement at the junction of the rivers Volga and Oka, and today is the third largest city in Russia, with a population of approximately 1.4 million inhabitants. Between 1932 and 1990 the city was named Gorky, in the honor of Maksim Gorky, who was born here in 1868. Nizhny Novgorod is surrounded by satellite cities such as Bakna, Bor, Pravinsk and Kstovo. The city is divided in two by the river Oka. The Upper Town inclu... [ read more ]

Visit the famous Golden Ring of Russia

Visit the famous Golden Ring of Russia

The journey through the ancient Russian cities of Central Russia, at the north- east of Moscow, is called the "Golden Ring". Indeed, in Vladimir, Velikii, Rostov, Uglici, Iarolsavli and other cities of the "ring" are concentrated extraordinary historical architectural monuments - the pride and glory of the Russian national art. Among them are the creations of the craftsmen of the flowering period of the Vladimir- Suzdali architecture from the 12th century – erarly 13th century, monuents... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]