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.
A trip on Rechflot passenger boat is a fascinating experience enabling you to see Past and Present of 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.
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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
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
RATES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND LUGGAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER LINES OF THE MINISTRY OF SEA TRANSPORT
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…Details
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…Details
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
Russian winter is waiting for you!
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details