Cities of Russia
If you want to visit the cities of Russia your search in learning more about them begins here:
- Moscow — Russia’s gargantuan capital is one of the world’s greatest cities and has endless attractions to offer an adventurous visitor
- Saint Petersburg — Russia’s cultural and former political capital is home to the Hermitage, one of the world’s best museums, while the city centre is a living open air museum in its own right, making this city one of the world’s top travel destinations. It’s also the second largest city in the country.
- Irkutsk — the world’s favorite Siberian city, located within an hour of Lake Baikal on the Trans-Siberian Railway
- Kazan) — the capital of Tatar culture is an attractive city in the heart of the Volga Region with an impressive kremlin
- Nizhny Novgorod — often overlooked despite being one of the largest cities in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod is well worth a visit for its kremlin, Sakharov museum, and nearby Makaryev Monastery
- Sochi — Russia’s favorite Black Sea beach resort has been largely unknown to foreigners, but this has started to change in a major way after hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
- Vladivostok — often referred to (somewhat ironically) as “Russia’s San Francisco,” full of hilly streets and battleships, this is Russia’s principal Pacific city and the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway
- Volgograd — formerly Stalingrad, the scene of perhaps the deciding battle of World War II, and now home to a massive war memorial
- Yekaterinburg — the hub of the Urals region and one of Russia’s principal cultural poles is a good stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway and an arrival point for visitors to the Urals, the second Russian financial centre.
- Border of Europe and Asia — it’s clearly defined in Yekaterinburg, and a very popular stop for photo ops straddling the continents!
- Dombai — while neither as internationally famous nor as well kept nowadays, this is the most beautiful mountain resort area of the Northern Caucasus.
- Golden Ring — a popular loop of pretty historical cities and towns forming a ring around Moscow.
- Kamchatka — the region of active volcanoes, geysers, mineral springs, and bears walking in the streets.
- Kizhi — one of the most precious sites in all Russia, Kizhi Island on Lake Onega is famous for its spectacular ensemble of traditional wooden churches. A must place to visit.
- Komi Virgin Forests — profoundly remote, and hard-to-visit, but this is by far Europe’s largest wild area, containing Russia’s largest National Park of Yugyd Va.
- Lake Baikal — the “pearl of Siberia” is the world’s deepest and largest lake by volume and a remarkable destination for all who love the outdoors.
- Mamaev Kurgan — a massive monument and museum on and about the battlefield upon which the twentieth century’s most pivotal battle played out: Stalingrad.
- Solovetsky Islands — far north in the White Sea and home to the beautiful Solovetsky Monastery, which has served as both a military fortress and a gulag throughout its tortuous history.