Russian ship

The river passenger fleet operating on Russian inland water-ways is made up of comfortable double-decker, three-decker and four-decker liners and high-speed hydrofoil motorships. A trip on one of these boats is a fascinating experience enabling you to see many places of interest and enjoy beautiful scenery en route. The Russia Company for Foreign Travel organize…

A Volga steamboat

Like all the towns in the Russia the aspect of Nizhniy-Novgorod has fundamentally changed. One must see the city to appreciate what has taken place here. The best time for a visit is the summer when the two great rivers — the Oka and the Volga form a shimmering expanse of interlocked waters by the…

Nizhniy-Novgorod ‘s sportsmen enjoy a widespread popularity, especially the women skaters who have won several national records. The aquatic stations, playing fields, swimming pools and skating rinks are always filled with a merry crowd of sportsmen. Here the sport shorts are quickly changed for the workman’s smock and within an hour or so the worker…

The Molotov Automobile

The Molotov Automobile Works in Nizhniy-Novgorod is the biggest in Europe. Five hundred motor cars and lorries come off its conveyor every day. This, however, is merely the beginning. The works is continuously growing. The elegant M-1 saloon car turned out by the works can be seen on the streets of every town in the…

At Nizhniy-Novgorod

In the Art Museum the visitor will find rare collections of artistic furniture, porcelain and china and a collection of old Russian and foreign paintings dating from the eleventh century. Here one will be able to view pictures by such famous painters as Brullov, Venetsianov, Tropinin, Perov, Bepin, Kraraski and Serov. The museum contains over…

Nizhniy-Novgorod.Communications Centre

The city’s territory has increased sevenfold and its populat’on has been doubled, having long over-stepped the half million mark. Passengers pour into the town from the railway stations and landing stages and are swallowed up by the new hotels, where comfortable accommodation is afforded them. Of these hotels the new Intourist hotel is worth special…

The city Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhniy-Novgorod was the centre whence thе popular levies under Minin and Pozharski rose up in defence of Moscow against invaders from the west. The Volga opened up to Nizhniy-Novgorod the rich markets of the East. This contributed to the rapid growth and prosperity of the city, which was in no little measure enhanced by the…

View from Inturist hotel

Nizhniy Novgorod Spread out on the steep hills, at the confluence of the Oka and the Volga, lies Nizhniy Novgorod, one of the most picturesque cities in the Russia and at the same time an important industrial centre. Standing on the deck of a Volga steamboat the visitor can glimpse Nizhniy Novgorod from far off.…

The International Contacts of Volgograd

The International Contacts of Volgograd The city’s extensive contacts with the outside world have become an organic feature of its public life. Every year Volgograd is visited by many foreign delegations and thousands of tourists. In the Volgograd streets one can find guests from Paris and Prague, Delhi and Helsinki, London and Accra. Volgograd’s international…

The Sights of Volgograd

The Sights of Volgograd On the Square of Fallen Heroes, right in the centre of Volgograd, there are Gorky Drama Theatre, Hotel Volgograd, Intourist office, Central Post Office, a Department Store, and a Medical Institute. Many historical events arc associated with this square. The Soviet power in Tsaritsyn was proclaimed in the building of the…

The city Planetarium.

Volgograd is not only an industrial city but also a big cultural centre of the Volga area. There are six institutes in the city — the Polytechnical Institute, the Institute of Municipal Engineering, the Medical, Pedagogical, Agricultural and Physical Culture Institute;;. Among the 16,000 students of the city colleges there arc representatives of the GDR,…

Hero city

In 1941 the Russia was attacked by fascist Germany. The fascist hordes invaded deeply on the Russian territory and rushed for the Volga in summer, 1942. And the heroic city on the Volga played an outstanding role in the history of the country for the second lime. The great battle of Stalingrad rumbled for 200…

Tsatitsyn-Stalingrad-Volgograd.

History A fortress was built on a sleep bank of the Volga in the 16th century. It was named Tsaritayn. In the course of three centuries the fortress on the Volga beat back the attacks of nomads. Its advantageous territorial position on a water artery, the closeness of (he sources of raw materials and consumption…

The Museum of the City Defence.

The name of this city sounds throughout the world as a symbol of staunchness, epic courage, heroism and velour of the soldiers who saved their country from enslavement. Ages will pass, but the glorious deeds of the heroes who fought against Hitler’s hordes on tile hanks of the great Russian river will live in the…

Moscow

The first chronicle inscription about Moscow dates back to 1147 when Suzdal Prince Juri Dolgoruki “founded the cornerstone of the city of Moscow in the mouth of the Neglinnaia River up the river Jauza”. The white-stone Moscow, as it is called from the ancient times for the colour of the stone walls and towers of…

Uglich

It is hard to notice the moment when in enters the Volga, along the banks of which the constellation of the old Russian towns is situated. One of them is Uglich, which is the port of call of the ship on the way to the capital of the Russia. The ancient manuscripts recreate the events…

Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk. In 1703 Peter the Great founded the iron-making and cannon-casting plants on the forest river Lososinka. Around them the Peter’s settlement has developed. Nowadays Petrozavodsk is an industrial and cultural center of the North-West of Russia. Having passed the system of rivers, reservoirs, lakes and assended the “staircase” of the Volgo-Balt lock, the ship…

Kizhi

The lake Ladoga. is for the first time mentioned in the chronicles of the 9th century. In those days had a Karellian name “sevo”, which means “an open swamp”. Actually, it would be more exact if this lake, which is the biggest in Europe fresh water reservoir, would be called the Ladoga Sea. We are…

Ladoga

The ship will cover more than 70 kilometers up the river and reach the Ladoga Lace, with gives source to the Neva river, carrying its swift waters into the Gult of Finland. 20 kilometers away from the river terminal there’s a settlement Ust-lzhora, situated on the right bank of the river. Here in 1240 the…

Staint Petersburg

We’ve in Staint Petersburg. St. Petersburg, that was the name of the Russian capital up to 1914, appeared in the mouth of the Neva river to the order of Peter the Great. It opened the “window to Europe” for Russia. The city, famous for the unique architectural ensembles, museums, theatres, is the second largest (after…

Winter in Russia

In the European part of the Russian the summer is warm and lasts from June to August inclusive. There is much sunshine at this season, but it also rains sometimes. In May and Sep­tember the weather is warm and sunny. September is espe­cially good with its calm, warm, sunny days. In spring and autumn the…

Volga Shipping Lines

Volga Shipping Lines Volga shipping lines were founded in 1843. Today it is >he largest transportation enterprise in the country. It guarantees economic activities and meets transportation requirements of five republics in the Volga river basin and of 11 major industrial regions with a population exceeding 60 million people. Our freighters carry cargoes to and…

Russian river Volga

Towns on the great river Volga: Yaroslavl where the first woman cosmonaut Valentino Tereshkova used to lived and work, Nizhny Novgorod , the home-town of Maxim Gorky, Kazan, the capital of the Tatarsnan; Ulyanovsk, the home-town of Vladimir llyich Lenin; the hero city Volgograd where the Nazi invaders were routed in 1943, Astrakhan

Russia ballet

Dance of the Snow Flakes Indeed a graceful ethereal dance! Fluffy snow flakes whirl in a fantastic reel, their noiseless eddies affording hours of endless delight. One can apply the same epithet to the Russian ballet, which in the one and a half centuries of existence has acquired world fame. Ballet stars the world over…

A hall in the Hermitage Museum

Treasure Chamber of Human Genius Roaming around Saint Petersburg in winter, you are sure to find places where winter offers you something that is all of its own. The frozen channels, frost-covered bridges, and numerous snow-capped monuments and statues are full of especial charm. A walk in Saint Petersburg in winter will show you the…

Moscow University

Time for Study In winter as you well know, the school and academic year is in full being. It is the best season to find out what the Soviet educational system is like. Soviet people thirst tremendously for knowledge. One of every four studies in one way or other. And among the students you find…

At the Fireside

At the Fireside There are many memorial museums in Moscow and its environs, which are open the year round and which relate of the life and work of well-known revolutionaries, writers and composer Leo Tolstoy. Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Mayakovski and Gorky memorial apartments. Suburban estates are particularly lovely and lyrical in winter providing a picture of…

Jack Frost the Painter

Jack Frost the Painter On a frosty day, when the mercury is down to 20 below, the city seems transformed. Spiky hoarfrost covers the trees and railings. The low-riding sun lends the haze a pinkish glow. The sight is so magnificent that one involuntarily stops short to admire this marvel of nature. You may see…

New Year ball at Luzhniki

New Year Fir Tree There is long and loud applause from an audience of 20,000 as the Russian white-bearded Jack Frost in long cloak and fur hat rides out onto the vast stage of ice, in the middle of which stands a 20-m high fir-tree scintillating with lights. With him is the charming Snow-maiden. Spectators…