European style in Russian streets: Siberian Baroque in Irkutsk
Irkutsk (population 587,891) is the major tourist hub for those traveling to Lake Baikal, but it is also an authentic architectural treasure trove that features churches designed in the distinct style of Siberian Baroque.
Yaroslavl: a UNESCO protectorate and the Volga’s most ancient town
Those lucky enough to see Yaroslavl for the first time at daybreak call it the pink city. For this reason it is often compared with Toulouse in France. An ancient Russian settlement with a 1,000-year history, it is also one of the Golden Ring’s eight towns.
From the Black Sea to the Baltic: Russia by car
California’s Highway 1, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Australia’s Great Ocean Road are generally regarded as among the most beautiful coastal drives on Earth. The subtropical strip along Russia’s Black Sea territory from Adler up to Anapa always had the potential to rival them.
Barnaul: what to see in the gateway to Altai
Barnaul is the industrial heart of Altai Territory, an important region near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan. Altai’s mountain plants are quite famous all over Russia and many of them are shipped off from here.
Avacha Bay: Russia’s eastern sea gates
Avacha Bay, one of the most beautiful symbols of Kamchatka, is the peninsula’s main sea gateway (most goods here arrive by sea) and is an easy-to-reach destination for tourists. Getting to the bay takes just 10-15 minutes by taxi from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Swiss landscapes of Siberia: horseback riding in the Altai Mountains
The Altai Mountains form the tallest mountain range in southern Siberia and are separated by deep river valleys and vast intermountain hollows. The Altai stretches into Central Asia and crosses four state borders: Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan.
Across the continents: leaving Asia, entering Europe
The Trans-Siberian Highway spans nearly 7,500 kilometers before reaching the Ural Mountains, which separate Europe from Asia. The Urals feature numerous opportunities for getting off the highway and enjoying nature.
A 21st-century guide to Kazan’s sights
Something akin to an Istanbul on the Volga, Kazan has successfully combined tradition and modernity.
Chekhov with subtitles: Choosing a theater in St. Petersburg and Moscow
RBTH found three theaters and 16 shows in Russia with subtitles in various languages.
Seven picturesque reasons to visit the Ural region
The Urals are a special place: it is the only mountain range in the world that divides a continent, separating Europe from Asia. It is also known as the “stone belt” of Russia extending for over 2000 kilometers from north to south and its “blue necklace” with its many wonderful lakes.