Odessa has a well-developed industry. Its branches include the engineering and machine tool, metal-working, road and transport machinery, chemical, radio, light and food industry. Odessa is also an important ship-repair centre of the Black Sea area. The city occupies a notable place in the national economic complex. It produces metal-cutting machine tools, forge and press…Details
The Port of Odessa always held an important place in domestic trade and is even more important in international trade. Half the passenger traffic and about thirty percent of the cargo traffic of the country passes through the Port of Odessa. The port is a first class highly-mechanised transport junction and is the base of…Details
As soon as the enemy had been ousted from Odessa, the city got down to healing the wounds of war. The state allocated very large sums for the restoration of the town, and all the Soviet republics helped by sending building materials, machines and equipment, as well as specialists and workers. Between 1946 and 1950…Details
Then came March, 1944, when Soviet forces were moving indomitably to the West. After the defeat at Stalingrad and then on the Kursk Salient, the German troops were rolling back. They still made attempts to launch the odd counter-offensive, but the days of Hitler’s fascism were nearly over. The job of liberating Odessa fell to…Details
The fascist armies entered the city left by the Soviet forces towards the evening of October 16th and the dark days of occupation began. Right from the start the occupation authorities issued orders depriving the local population of all civil rights. They were forbidden to leave their homes without special passes, a night curfew was…Details
The Great Patriotic War (the Heroic Defence of Odessa, the Partisan Movement, the Liberation of the City)
The Great Patriotic War (the Heroic Defence of Odessa, the Partisan Movement, the Liberation of the City) On June 22nd, 1941, nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in violation of the 1939 non-aggression Pact. By that time German imperialism had at its service practically the entire economic potential of conquered Europe, and it was out…Details
Almost three years of battle and repeated occupation had brought Odessa to the brink of economic disaster. Most of the factories and the port were at a standstill and 95% of the merchant fleet had either been sunk by the invaders or taken away. Through immense effort and selfless work, the workers gradually brought back…Details
From the Founding of the City and up to the Revolution (1794-1917) Odessa is comparatively young and was founded at the end of the 18th century, but the history of the north-west coast of the Black Sea on which the city is situated goes much further back. In the 1st millennium B.C. and the beginning…Details
The city of Odessa lies on the Black Sea coast in the Bay of Odessa, at the point where the sea and steppe meet. It has a population of over one million – Ukrainians, Moldavians, Bulgarians, Jews, Belorussians and others-more than forty nationalities in all. The city occupies a territory of 160 square kilometers. Odessa…Details
Rechflot recommends foreign tourists to take fascinating trips on the Volga and Don rivers, the Gulf of Finland and Lake Baikal.
Moscow. The Red square. Day 9 –the 40th Anniversery of the Soviet Peoples Victory in the great Patriotic War 1941-1945/ 1985
Rechflot passenger boat are a convenient and comfortable way to rest and travel in the Russia.
The through transportation of foreign-trade cargo performed by Russian river-sea vessels is an efficient, reliable and economic method of traffic
The international through transportation is serviced by river-sea vessels over routes in inland and sea waters between ports of the Russia and Western Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Japan as the Caspian Sea ports of Iran.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details