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Moscow

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4140,9627,237

Saint Petersburg

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3595,7730,342

Vladivostok

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230,536,12

Yekaterinburg

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165,337,43

Kazan'

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187,511,26

Novosibirsk

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199,407,13

Irkutsk

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185,628,25

Volgograd

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67,149,6

Krasnodar

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78,170,17

Kaliningrad

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90,206,27

Murmansk

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73,151,9

Omsk

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98,252,8

Sochi

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98,316,23

Rostov-na-Donu

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46,119,1

Petrozavodsk

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153,336,6

Voronezh

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44,76,4

Khabarovsk

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99,206,10

Peterhof

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98,415,0

Samara

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48,89,21

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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25,44,10

Nizhniy Novgorod

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109,327,14

Lake Baikal

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37,92,0

Tomsk

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59,172,3

Sergiyev Posad

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155,459,1

Krasnoyarsk

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23,50,11

Kizhi

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76,226,0

Suzdal'

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141,389,7

Perm'

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42,173,16

Listvyanka

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32,136,0

Ulan-Ude

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32,94,0

Ufa

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19,92,8

Pskov

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52,71,4

Pushkin

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101,315,2

Uglich

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30,50,2

Saratov

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46,150,11

Dubna

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38,42,0

Anapa

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21,133,5

Chelyabinsk

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24,23,22

Yaroslavl'

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56,123,4

Novorossiysk

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11,24,2

Kostroma

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117,517,7

Vyborg

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65,263,4

Valaam

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34,50,0

Velikiy Novgorod

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104,255,0

Barnaul

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32,56,2

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

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67,318,4

Smolensk

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17,31,2

Ryazan'

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57,261,4

Tyumen'

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14,12,0

Tula

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19,101,2

Moscow

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  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    Kremlin Armoury is the oldest museum in Russia and one of the richest. Although the Armoury has for centuries been a museum, it still retains its old name. Here, in the time of the princes, grand princes and tsars, arm and armour were made and stored. The collection dates from the time of Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible. The heyday of the...

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  • Metropol

    Moscow Hotels

    I stayed in the Moscow Metropol for two weeks in Sept. 2008. Bad: The Internet access is terrible....

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  • Russian Cuisine

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Restaurants

    I recommend to everyone Lucien restaurant (it`s on Rijskaya station, Gylyarovskogo street, 65/1) Very nice place with ethnic cuisine and very beautiful iterior. I like mini-pies and soup called "borstch", and apple pie is very tasty. And by the way it`s a cheap restaurant! So u r welcome!

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Saint Petersburg

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  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    I live in St. Petersburg and I love the Hermitage as it combines the best aspects of world heritage. My favorite masterpieces are the sculptures, the beautiful decoration of the halls and the Italian drawings, i also love the amazing clocks "golden peacock". (By the way, the amazing clocks "Peacock" are working for the visitors each Wednesday at 7...

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  • Hotel Astoria

    Saint Petersburg Hotels

    Five star accommodation caters to the foreign visitor. For regular tourist it also has some...

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  • Russian Cuisine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Saint Petersburg Restaurants

    As everyone knows, there’s no such crime capitalism will shrink from with the view of 200% profit. There used to be a “Café Mumu” in St.Petersburg, with the dog’s figurine at the door, devoted clientele and all that. http://www.cafe-mumu.spb.ru/ Then this mega-chain Moo-Moo comes from Moscow, and the respected small business had to pull down the...

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Vladivostok

See all 230 Vladivostok Tips
  • Russian Visa

    Vladivostok Favorites

    The second time that I was in Primorsky Krai and in Vladivostok, was in 1997. I boarded a Chinese train in Harbin until Suifenhe, then a Russian one to Pogranichnyy, in Russia, not far from Vladivostok.I enclose the exit Chinese stamp and the Russian entry stamp in my passport, just for curiosity. Vladivostok was a lovely Russian town that...

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  • Hotel Hyundai

    Vladivostok Hotels

    This hotel compares with any Western world 4-star business hotel in rooms, service, cleanliness, and...

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  • Taxi to the airport

    Vladivostok Transportation

    The airport is around 50km away from the centre of Vladivostok.There are murmors of an airport express being instituted in the near future, and there are buses. As a recent update it looks like trains will be running from July onwards. Definitely a project that was initiated due to APEC.In any case my hotel called me a taxi which cost 1000 roubles...

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Yekaterinburg

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  • Uralmash

    Yekaterinburg Off The Beaten Path

    Uralmash is a residential area located at the north of the city, built for workers of Uralmash heavy machine production facility since 1930s. A few fine examples of Constructivist architecture worth seeing as well as some pieces of Stalin’s empire style and large blocks of old residential housing that make sharp contrast with modernized central...

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  • Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre

    Yekaterinburg Hotels

    I stayed in a standard room in August 2011. The average price of my stay, with discount for...

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  • Church of the Blood

    Yekaterinburg Things to Do

    The Church of the Blood was built in 2000 on the site where Tsar Nicholas and his family were assassinated in 1918. They are now saints. There are large photos of the family outside the church. Inside, marble plaques for each family member line a wall. The Ipatiev house where they were imprisoned was torn down in 1977 on Yeltsin’s orders, after...

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Kazan'

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  • Zakobannaya Mosque

    Kazan' Things to Do

    Walking along the eastern shore of Kaban lake , is easy to see this beautiful mosque shimmering ,with its red -brick minaret with a green tulip dome. It was built in 1926 , during soviet times.I took a walk around the building and entered , obviously taking off my shoes.Inside , I met a very kind sir , that signed me the room of prayers , not so...

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  • Hotel Mirage

    Kazan' Hotels

    I have no idea about this hotel before I check in, neither about its location, nor its rating. I...

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  • Baqi Urmanche Museum

    Kazan' Things to Do

    Baqi Urmanche was a famous tatar artist , sculptor , and one of the founder of tatar fine arts. The museum occupies an elegant house and has 2 floors. I could see Urmanches´s personal belongings , sculptures and some outstanding paintings, some of them representing the neighboring country , Kazakhstan , where he also lived . The most impressive...

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Novosibirsk

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  • The Trans-Siberian Train

    Novosibirsk Transportation

    By train is the best way to get to Novosibirsk from Moscow. It took me about 50 hours, or two full days with teo nights.You can eat in the restaurant carriage or buying food in the stops, in the platforms.

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  • River Park Ob Hotel

    Novosibirsk Hotels

    2, Dobrolyubov street, Novosibirsk, 630009, Russia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • By train to Novosibirsk

    Novosibirsk Transportation

    Novosibirsk is just in the middle of Trans-Siberian railway, actually town was founded here because the railroad was built. The way from Moscow takes about 2 days, it depends on the train, but anyway something between 46h and 50h usually. The best train to travel on this rout is train #26 “Sibiryak” on the way Moscow – Novosibirsk and train #25 on...

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Irkutsk

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  • By boat down the Angara to Listvyanka

    Irkutsk Things to Do

    Most tourists will probably want to visit Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest lake and an astonishing reserve of freshwater on planet earth. I went by boat from Raketa port (close to the Angara steamship at the south of Irkutsk) at 9am, returning at 6.30pm. The nearest stop, one hour away, is the small town of Listvyanka (also reachable by bus...

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  • International Hotel Sayen

    Irkutsk Hotels

    13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk, 664015, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Reliable buses, minibuses and a bruised...

    Irkutsk Transportation

    Other forms of transport include the trolleybus and taxis (which are not as common here as in some cities) so the local buses provided all of my journeys where I didn't walk. From the train station, the number 116 is a great service line, going all the way down Lenin Street to the Angara port and steamship at the southern point of the city. When...

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Volgograd

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  • Mamayev Kurgan

    Volgograd Things to Do

    Visiting the WWII memorial complex is a must in Volgograd. The complex is called To the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle and it is well-known all over FSU countries as Mamayev Kurgan. It attracts lots of Russian and foreign visitors. As Hedrick Smith wrote in his book "The Russians" in 1976, it's "the towering World War II monument, a 160-foot...

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  • Best Eastern Yuzhnaya Hotel

    Volgograd Hotels

    Stayed in Hotel for 5 days over 2007 christmas period. The service was above average and the...

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  • By Air

    Volgograd Transportation

    I flew to Volgograd from Moscow via Volga Airlines. You can also take the train, which is a fun ride. The photo here is one example of what my friend Geoff used to call the 'MiG on a Stick' (here, it's on the banks of the Volga River). There's one of these at the entrance to almost every airport in the former Soviet Union. See how many you find!

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Krasnodar

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Kaliningrad

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Murmansk

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  • Balaenoptera Musculus Linnaeus, 1758

    Murmansk Things to Do

    Balaenoptera Musculus Linnaeus, 1758I dont know whether to call it a tourist spot or not but its there in Murmansk and it made me to stop there and have look at it. Its just a lower jaw of Blue whale caught by fisherman of Murmanskduring 1970.Ohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its just a lower jaw of the largest animal ever to have existed on the planet....

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  • Ogni Murmanska Hotel Murmansk

    Murmansk Hotels

    Ogni Murmanska st., 1, Murmansk, 183052 , Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Museum of The Northern Fleet

    Murmansk Things to Do

    Museum of The Northern FleetThis Museum is unusual of its kind. Its building dont look like Museum at all. Its exterior is really in shabby condition but once I finished its complete tour I was really impressed and I am sure it has got great importance in Russian history as it includes story of Russia's first navy in Arhangelsk. They have included...

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Omsk

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  • Hockey

    Omsk Sports & Outdoors

    If you like Hockey then Omsk is an excellent place. At the end of 2004 Avangard became the national champions in Russia.Russian hockey is a bit slower as the rings are larger. This is soon to change as they want to become more competitive internationally.Omsk has the highest paid team in all of Russia. As of 2005 during the NHL freeze out many...

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  • Mayak Hotel

    Omsk Hotels

    We stayed at the Hotel Mayak which was very central to the city of Omsk. Very Comfortable hotel and...

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  • The Achairsky Monastery

    Omsk Off The Beaten Path

    The Achairsky Monastery is an impressive riverside convent 55 km south of Omsk. We took a taxi from the city that takes around 40mins to get there. It was founded in 1905 and the monastery was restored in early 1990s as a convent.

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Sochi

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Rostov-na-Donu

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  • A place you can't miss: ZIFERBLAT!

    Rostov-na-Donu Restaurants

    Ziferblat ³s à free space where everyone ³s open ànd friendly. ²t has à cozy home environment, where yîu w³ll be treated tî delicious tea, fresh coffee ànd sweets while delighted by lectures, interesting discussions, concerts ànd îther cultural events. Ziferblat is the perfect place to spend time, meet friends, learn something new, share...

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  • Congress Hotel Don Plaza

    Rostov-na-Donu Hotels

    115 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, Rostov-na-donu, EU,

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • A place you can't miss! Ziferblat Rostov

    Rostov-na-Donu Restaurants

    Ziferblat is definitely a place you can't miss when you are in Rostov!An anticafe with a home style environment where everything you drink and eat is for free! In Ziferblat you will be delighted with a huge variety of coffee, tea and sweets and you can spend the time there enjoying the concerts, movies or any other activity that might be happening...

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Petrozavodsk

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  • Armenian Khachkar

    Petrozavodsk Things to Do

    Armenian community gave to the city of Arkhangelsk this Khachkar (means Cross) to conmemorate the 300 years of the foundation of the city by Peter I.

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  • Best Eastern Karelia Hotel

    Petrozavodsk Hotels

    2 Gillugina Embankment, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1850

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Coast boulevard of Onega

    Petrozavodsk Favorites

    If asked me definitely the most beautiful place in Petrozavodsk is the Onega’s coast boulevard. In a summery day it’s a perfect place to walk & relax, have a saslik lunch and even visit in amusement park.And during a warm night boulevard and its restaurants are full of life.On the boulevard you can view gift statues that Petrozavodsk has received...

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The largest country in the world, Russia vacations present tons of opportunities to sight-see. Widely known for its freezing cold temperatures, its vodka, and its Soviet past, Russia is a unique...