Sputnik Hotel Togliatti
7 Obvodnaya ulitsa, Timofeevka village, Samara, Russia
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Little green zone
World War Memorial
Travel Tips for Samara
The most popular place in Samara is the beach. I think that at least two third of the citizens visit it every day. I visit it even in night one day: in the end of the hot day we swim in the midnight river. The beach is a sandy one but it is not natural for the place. Sand was moved here that to build the beach
Volga River is one of the symbols of Russia. You can enjoy it in Samara. I recommend you to sit in the summer restaurant and look at the river. During the day there are many ships that go on the river. In evening there is wonderful view of the sunset.
There is very tasty beer in the city. I recommend you to buy beer in the restaurants because it is fresh. Although the beer in bottles is good is well. In USSR there was very popular brand of beer, "Zhigulyovskoe". In Russia many brewery produce it. Samara citizens say that the real Zhigulyovskoe is in Samara only. I confirm that it is so
If you plan to do some work as we did in Russia..
you will not regret if you bring some protective equipment, while it is not commonplace to use it when doing risky work here. I dont know whether these things are available in shops, they should be there. But the locals are used to save money not buying gloves, facial masks etc. When you give notice that there are loose wires and sparkling when you manipulate with the water, they just place a sheet of paper with a handwriting LIFE DANGER VOLTAGE! but you are still expected to use the water tap there. Uh..
What we appreciated, that they saved us from the terrible dust by these self-made masks made of bandages :o)
Samara has important aerospace industry and also a university for aerospace science.
One room in the university serves as a space museum showing models of Wostok, Sojus and other rockets, Buran, Mir, cosmonaute food etc.
It may be locked, but we asked and then minutes later somebody came and opened the museum.
The university is located on Moskovskoe Chaussee, where tram number 23 crosses. The museum is in the block that is in second line. Nothing from the outside would suggest that there is this museum.
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Moscovskoye shosse 30, Samara