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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Russia

Russia offers visitors the full scope of magic that is expected on a planned holiday. If there is something you want to experience, this nation will provide you with the opportunity. From the frozen wonders of Siberia to the active nightlife of each major urban center, you can enjoy the fusion of rustic beauty with modern convenience to have an incredible time, whether you prefer the East or the West.

Russia offers visitors some of the most unique UNESCO sites in the world today. One of the most special is the Volcanoes of Kamchatka, which only a few thousand people are allowed to visit every year. Geysers, hot springs, and other backcountry adventures can be found in every region, letting you embrace the call of getting away from it all to reset your clock in your own unique way.

There are also some intensely beautiful medieval sites to explore throughout Russia. Many are called to the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow,  but don’t overlook options like Kizhi Island that don’t see the same level of tourism traffic. Some of the buildings don’t even have nails holding them together, yet have stood for centuries against the often harsh winters as a testament to the innovation of Russian architecture.

Ancient mountains stand guard over deep gorges, extensive plateaus, and numerous cities that offer you the perfect chance to experience a holiday in your way. Plan your trip to Russia and you will not be disappointed by what is waiting for you to discover.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see an do in the city.

Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk Travel Wiki Travel to Chelyabinsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk is a town that invites you to embrace the crossroads of life. Located a little east of the Ural Mountains, it sits at the border of where Europe and Asia come together.  You’ll find the beauty of the Miass River combines with big blue skies to create a wonderful experience for every visitor. Theater, culture, and...

Chita

Chita Travel Wiki Travel to Chita Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Chita Founded in the 17th century by the Cossacks, Chita has often been referred to as the City of Exiles. Decembrists and several members of the Middle Class were sent to Chita over the years, which made it a bastion of isolated intellectual pursuit.  Like many important Russian cities in the 20th century, it was closed to...

Irkutsk

Irkutsk Travel Wiki Travel to Irkutsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Irkutsk Irkutsk could easily be described as the cultural hub of Siberia. It is the home to several educational centers, 9 scientific research institutes, and the home to famous Russian writer Valentin Rasputin. It is a city that features a twist on Baroque architecture that is distinctly Russian as well, along with several theaters and museums to...

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Travel Wiki Travel to Kaliningrad Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kaliningrad As the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, this city is a federal subject of Russia even though it is an exclave along the Baltic Sea. It forms part of the territory that was part of Germany until the end of World War II when Soviet forces occupied the area after the war ended. German settlers were...

Kazan

Kazan Travel Wiki Travel to Kazan Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kazan As one of the largest cities in all of Russia, Kazan has much to offer a visitor who decides to come for a visit. It lies in European Russia and the Kremlin is a World Heritage Site. It recently was honored for celebrating its 1000th anniversary, yet still offers visitors a glimpse of modern Russian life....

Krasnodar

Krasnodar Travel Wiki Travel to Krasnodar Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Krasnodar Situated on the beautiful Kuban River, Krasnodar is a short daytrip from the Black Sea, natural wonders, and stunning landmarks. The city is home to a steel hyperboloid tower, one of the few in the world, built by Vladimir Shukhov in 1928. Make your way over to the Krasnodar Circus and you’ll be able to see...

Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk Travel Wiki Travel to Krasnoyarsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk is often described as the most beautiful city in Siberia and it is easy to see why. Standing guard to the south are forested mountains, breathtaking cliffs, and natural wonders that beckon explorers to come visit. The city was founded in 1628 as a fort thanks to its location at the confluence of two rivers. It...

Kursk

Kursk Travel Wiki Travel to Kursk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kursk The first sights you see during a stay in Kursk are expansive green areas that invite you to wander. The largest tank battle in history occurred here during the second global war, but memorials are only one reason to visit this beautiful Russian City. Make your way through Boyeva Dacha and its magnificent trails for an encounter...
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Moscow, capital of Russia

Moscow Travel Wiki Travel to Moscow Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Moscow Moscow has been making news as of late for all of the wrong reasons politically, but that doesn’t change the cultural impact that this city has. It is one of the largest cities in the world, is the largest inland city in the world, and as part of its uniqueness is also the city with the...

Murmansk

Murmansk Travel Wiki Travel to Murmansk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Murmansk If you’ve ever wanted to explore what lies north of the Arctic Circle, then Murmansk is one of the cities you’ll wish to explore. It is the largest population center at its latitude anywhere in the world and serves as one of the world’s major ports along the Arctic Ocean. The winters in Murmansk can be...

Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny)

Nizhny Novgorod Travel Wiki Travel to Nizhny Novgorod Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny was founded in the 13th century by Prince Yuri II of Vladimir. Over the next 6 centuries, it would slowly develop into a regional trading center, a bastion of culture, and an industrial giant for Russia.  In the 20th century, when it was named Gorky after Maxim Gorky, a writer born there,...

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Travel Wiki Travel to Novosibirsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Novosibirsk Novosibirsk can be found amongst the aspen, birch, and pine trees of southwestern Siberia. It is a city that invites you to get outside and explore, with the chances to meet a reindeer or elk being quite high. Visitors will also find numerous exploration opportunities within the city to enjoy. Several museums within Novosibirsk are worth an...

Omsk

Omsk Travel Wiki Travel to Omsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Omsk Omsk was founded to be a Russian fortress in the early 18th century. As Siberia slowly came under Russian control, Omsk would become a base of operations for expansion.  Located in the steppe region, the atmosphere of this city in one that is focused on transitions. Museums in the city focus on recent history and the ars....

Perm

Perm Travel Wiki Travel to Perm Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Perm Perm has a uniquely beautiful location on the banks of the Kama River. Take advantage of its “green” and “red” walks to get to know the city. They will bring you to numerous historic centers, connect you with the railway stations, and will tell the tales of the various love stories that have included the city....

Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don Travel Wiki Travel to Rostov-on-Don Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Rostov-on-Don Situated in the valley of the Don River, Rostov-on-Don is a beautiful city that has been a powerful center of trade for multiple civilizations. It rose to prominence in the 18th century and has continued to serve as a place of wonder and adventure for the region. Take a moment to enjoy the views from the Don...
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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Travel Wiki Travel to Saint Petersburg Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Saint Petersburg The second largest city in Russia might just have the largest heart. St. Petersburg has always been at the center of Russian culture and this is reflected in the various name changes it has undergone. In the 20th century alone, it was also called Petrograd and Leningrad before being changed back to its...

Samara

Samara Travel Wiki Travel to Samara Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Samara Once upon a time, Samara was a closed city, forbidden from receiving foreign visitors. Today is a very different story. With the beauty of the Volga River complementing the historic sites and landmarks of the city, it is an experience that should not be missed. As with many of the larger Russian cities, Samara offers a ballet...

Smolensk

Smolensk Travel Wiki Travel to Smolensk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Smolensk Smolensk is located in the busy travel corridors between Europe and Russia. Its strategic location has had positive and negative influences on the region over the years.  Whenever a European invasion of Russia occurs, Smolensk tends to be the first stop on the journey. This has caused the city to be destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. Despite...

Sochi

Sochi Travel Wiki Travel to Sochi Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Sochi Sochi rose to fame around the world thanks to its opportunity to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Located on the Black Sea near the border of Georgia, this resort community features hot summers, mild winters, and a spa-like atmosphere for visitors. What draws the eye immediately is the Caucasus Mountains that are nearby. Mount Elbrus,...

Tomsk

Tomsk Travel Wiki Travel to Tomsk Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Tomsk Founded in the early 17th century, Tomsk benefited from the discovery of gold around its 200th birthday. It was a city where exiles would often migrate toward as well, but by the mid-20th century, it had reinvented itself as a city of education. After the war, it would also grow as an industrial center and eventually...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Russia

Facts about Russia, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Russia, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Food Russia, Local Dishes

Russia has an interesting local kitchen. Below you can see some of the local dishes you maybe would like to try during a vacation. One of the things you should try when travelling around the world is absolutely the local food. Generally you should be able to eat exactly the same as the locals - off course, if the streets are littered with dead bodies, then maybe it is worth to think twice before ordering some local food. An American Testing...
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Football experience in Saint Petersburg

It’s known that the Russians consider two cities as capitals of their country. Moscow is business capital and Saint Petersburg is the a cultural one. During the Soviet era Moscow was also a football capital, but in 21st century everything has changed. Zenit was founded in 1925 as a union of two factory teams “Bolshevik” and “Stalinets”. The club was always adored in the city, but wasn’t able to make much of an impact in the Soviet League. This limited success...

Money Russia, Local Currency, Ruble

Money in Russia (notes and coins) Russias legal tender is called Ruble (RUB). 1 Ruble = 100 kopeyka. Coins in circulation: 1₽, 2₽, 5₽, 10₽ Ruble coins 1 коп., 5 коп., 10 коп., 50 коп coins Notes in circulation: 5₽, 10₽, 50₽, 100₽, 200₽, 500₽, 1,000₽, 2,000₽, 5,000₽ Ruble notes. Russian National Bank
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Moscow – One City Four Top Teams

Despite of all political controversies and disputes Moscow remains an awesome tourist destination with a lot of attractions to see. One of them can be a football game. This huge city has four top level football clubs with old and replete history. One of them is Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo Moscow is the oldest Russian football club and the only one that has always played in the top tier of the Soviet (for the Soviet era – sharing this achievement jointly with Dynamo...

Russia Holidays

Russia Holidays See the calendars for national Russia holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Russia holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.
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VR City tour in Moscow

What to see in Moscow, Russia ? VR guided tour. Start your virtual tour of Moscow at its renowned Red Square and explore the imposing St. Basil's Cathedral. As you'll see, the capital of Russia has a lot more to offer. Moscow You are a lucky person, you have a good chance to know more about this great city, which is as beautiful as ever, despite all crises and misfortunes! Russia travel agency Nordway is the best starting point for your Moscow...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglish
1 JanuaryNew Years Day
2 JanuaryNew Year Holiday
3 JanuaryNew Year Holiday
4 JanuaryNew Year Holiday
5 JanuaryNew Year Holiday
6 JanuaryChristmas Holiday
7 JanuaryOrthodox Christmas day
8 JanuaryChristmas Holiday
23 FebruaryDefender of the Fatherland Day
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
1 MaySpring and Labour Day
9 MayVictory Day
12 JuneRussia Day
4 NovemberUnity Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.State
1Moscow12.100,000Moscow
2Saint Petersburg5.190,000Saint Petersburg
3Novosibirsk1.560,000Novosibirsk Oblast
4Yekaterinburg1.420,000Sverdlovsk Oblast
5Nizhny Novgorod1.250,000Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
6Kazan1.200,000Tatarstan
7Chelyabinsk1.180,000Chelyabinsk Oblast
8Samara1.170,000Samara Oblast
9Omsk1.170,000Omsk Oblast
10Rostov-na-Donu1.100,000Rostov Oblast
11Ufa1.090,000Bashkortostan
12Krasnoyarsk1.050,000Krasnoyarsk Krai
13Perm1.030,000Perm Krai
14Voronezh1.000,500Voronezh Oblast
15Volgograd1.000,000Volgograd Oblast
16Saratov840,000Saratov Oblast
17Krasnodar800,000Krasnodar Krai
18Tolyatti720,000Samara Oblast
19Izhevsk640,000Udmurtia
20Ulyanovsk615,000Ulyanovsk Oblast