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  • 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. […]

  • A monument to a soldier on Mamayev Hill.

  • 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 […]

  • Destroyed building of the city mill – a relic of war.

    Nearby there is another sight of the city — a shell-rent building with gaping black holes instead of windows and with half-destroyed walls. Before the Great Patriotic War this building housed a mill and during the defence of the city it served as a command post of a Soviet Army unit. This building has been […]

  • The obelisk on the Square of Fallen Heroes.

    The Square of Fallen Heroes is crossed by a big thoroughfare — the Street of Peace. This is one of the most beautiful streets in the city. It was restored in the first place and consists of residential buildings. In the beginning of the street there stands the city Planetarium, a beautiful building with a […]

  • 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, […]

  • Volgograd — One of the Biggest Cities of the Russia

    Volgograd — One of the Biggest Cities of the Russia After the rout of the Hitlerite hordes at the walls of the Volga bastion, the city lay in ruins. Stalingrad was called “a city without addresses” then — 85 per cent of all the dwelling houses were destroyed. But thanks to the selfless labour of […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Bratsk hydroelectric power station

  • The Kremlin in Novgorod. St. Sofias’s Cathedral

  • The Smolny Institute in Saint Petersburg

  • 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 […]

  • Swan Lake


    Russian passenger ships call at many ports of the world. Their schedules are made up so as to give passengers ample time to have a good look at each port of call. You will find comfort, courtesy and excellent service on all Russian liners. Free medical service is available to every passenger aboard ship. You […]

  • 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

  • Foreign tourist in front of Hotel National in Moscow

    Russian winter is waiting for you!

  • Symphony concert at the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatoire

  • 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 […]

  • Saint Petersburg in winter

  • In the pavilion «Russian Academy of Russian Cosmos» of the Russian Exhibition of Economic Achievements.

    Open the Year Round The many pavilions at this Exhibition, which show nearly all that the Russian produces — from the tiniest semi-conductor to colossal space ships — are hospitably open in summer and winter. A trip through the grounds will provide a detailed picture of modern levels achieved in one or another branch of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Skiing is the Muscovite´s favorite pastime

  • Skiing is the Muscovite´s favorite pastime

    Walking along the Embankment Moscow — the Russian word is Moskva — stands on a river that bears the same name. Incidentally, nowhere in Europe will you find a capital standing on a river of the same name. Rome, London and Paris stand on the Tiber, the Thames and the Seine. Only Moscow has this […]

  • Ancient cathedrals and belfries in the Kremlin

  • Heart of Moscow

    Red Square Take a good look at the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin. Its buildings stand on a steep hill, washed at the foot by the Moskva River. Behind the turreted crenelated walls overlooking the bank, stand the cathedrals, palaces and bell-towers whose sky-piercing silhouette imparts a sunny grace. One begins sightseeing in Moscow, as […]

  • The Russian City

    South-West, a new residential district in Moscow What does a Russian city look like? It is not so crowded as a European city. The houses, which, as a rule, are from six to ten storeys high — true there are still some still taller buildings — are freely arranged with broad thoroughfares between blocks. Squares […]

  • Bolshoi Theatre

    Festival of Art In winter time the Russian theatre season is in full swing. All play houses are open and you are sure to meet your favorite actors. The Russian theatrical season has its own characteristic feature. It is a time when bright posters bill the names of young playwrights, directors and actors of ambitious […]

  • Winter Landscapes

    Indeed, a peep through the port-hole at the fields and forests already gives you a glimpse of the Russian landscape. There is nothing in the way of rocky mountains or endless vacant fields in Russia. Winter time in Central Russia is a harmonious blend of woods — usually of white birches, slim pines and the […]

  • Charms of a Russian Winter

    It is really hard to say when winter begins in the Russia. In the north and in Siberia the temperature may be way below zero, while in the south it is still warm and at the Black Sea health resorts of Sochi holiday makers sun-tan on the beaches. After all, the Russia is the world’s […]

  • Getting Around Moscow

    Getting Around Moscow

    Getting around Moscow information: Moscow metro, taxi in Moscow, car rental and public transportation.

  • Russian Cars

    Russian Cars

    The Russian cars history and auto industry of Russia went and still going through the ups and downs. However, Russia is experiencing a real car boom in recent years.

  • Vanil Restaurant

    Vanil Restaurant

    Famous Moscow restaurant Vanil signifies status.

  • Russian movies

    Russian movies

    20 Russian movies you should see….

  • St. Basil’s Cathedral

    St. Basil’s Cathedral

    For many inhabitants of planet Earth, the St. Basil’s Cathedral is a symbol of Russia and Moscow – the same as the Eiffel Tower for France and Paris, the Statue of Liberty to the United States.

  • All Russian Exhibition Centre

    All Russian Exhibition Centre

    All Russian Exhibition Centre or VDNKH is one of my favorite Moscow attractions. It is absolutely grandiose place and it offers a lot of things to do while you are in Moscow.

  • During his exile Pushkin travelled extensively through Bessarabia

    Pushkin in Moldavia. The name of Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), the great Russian poet and founder of the new Russian literature, is closely linked with Moldavia. The significance of Pushkin’s works and his towering genius place him among the outstanding figures of world culture. In his quarter-century of writing, Pushkin, assimilating the achievements of Russian and […]

  • Russian Language

    If you up to challenge and can learn Cyrillic alphabet, if you can learn Russian language at least a little bit – it will make your trip to Moscow Russia a lot easier.

  • Russian books

    Russian books you should read….

  • Facts About Russia

    Facts About Russia

    Interesting Facts About Russia. Geography of Russia, time zones in Russia, money and economy of Russia, population of Russia and many more…

  • Stalin’s skyscrapers

    Stalin’s skyscrapers

    Stalin’s skyscrapers or Seven Sisters – seven look the same buildings which built on the orders of Josef Stalin. They were constructed for the glorification of the Country after World War II.

  • Emperor Alexander II in his study