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Moscow

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4093,9344,234

Saint Petersburg

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3558,7611,339

Vladivostok

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229,533,12

Kazan'

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187,511,26

Irkutsk

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186,633,25

Novosibirsk

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198,405,13

Yekaterinburg

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165,337,43

Murmansk

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73,152,9

Krasnodar

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78,170,17

Kaliningrad

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89,206,27

Omsk

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98,252,8

Volgograd

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67,148,6

Rostov-na-Donu

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46,119,1

Sochi

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98,316,23

Voronezh

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44,76,3

Khabarovsk

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98,205,10

Petrozavodsk

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159,350,6

Nizhniy Novgorod

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109,327,14

Samara

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48,89,21

Ulan-Ude

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31,93,0

Suzdal'

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129,358,7

Peterhof

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65,246,0

Tomsk

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58,169,3

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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25,42,10

Yaroslavl'

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56,123,4

Uglich

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30,50,2

Lake Baikal

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34,66,0

Pskov

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52,65,4

Saratov

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46,150,11

Kizhi

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74,221,0

Perm'

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42,173,16

Vyborg

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58,249,4

Ufa

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19,92,8

Dubna

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38,42,0

Sergiyev Posad

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154,458,1

Pushkin

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101,315,2

Velikiy Novgorod

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104,255,0

Krasnoyarsk

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23,50,11

Ryazan'

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57,261,4

Novorossiysk

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11,24,2

Novokuznetsk

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30,57,3

Anapa

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21,133,5

Tyumen'

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14,12,0

Listvyanka

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36,164,0

Kostroma

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117,517,7

Magnitogorsk

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11,38,3

Chelyabinsk

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24,23,22

Rostov

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46,102,2

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

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20,32,4

Barnaul

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32,56,2

Moscow

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  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    The official website of the Kremlin is: http://www.kreml.ru/en/ The website gives details about different exhibitions at various museums in the Kremlin, and information about entry times and ticket prices. There is historical information on the website too. The Kremlin, Russia’s seat of power, is much more than a place of government. It is an...

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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

    We took there a big gastronomica set for our company and different dishes. Meal was really tasty, we were able to try lots of interesting traditional dishes such as caviar with pancakes, aspic with horseradish and even we were drinking tea from their old-fashioned kettle called Samovar. It was amazing, because it boiled water on the coals!!! The...

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Saint Petersburg

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  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/index.html One of the main tourist attractions in St Petersburg is The Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace. Construction of the Winter Palace was commissioned by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna and commenced in 1754 and was completed in 1762. The Architect was an Italian - Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771). In...

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  • Grand Hotel Europe

    Saint Petersburg Hotels

    I wish I could have described my stay here, but I only passed by almost every night. The building is...

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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

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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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  • Hotel Hyundai

    Vladivostok Hotels

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

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  • Sportivnaya Harbour

    Vladivostok Things to Do

    Sportivnaya harbour is on the Amurky bay side of Vladivostok (rather than the Pacific side) and is a lovely place for a stroll. We were there in winter and saw people swimming in a hole made in the ice, but we were told that in summer there are kiosks selling souvenirs and snacks and it's possible to swim in the bay. But, as the sea was frozen...

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Kazan'

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  • Musa Dzhalil Memorial Flat

    Kazan' Things to Do

    My tatar friend had previsouly told me about this tatar poet and resistance fighter of Second World war ,as his importance as a national hero in Russia as a whole. It made me very curious to visit this house-museum.Hidden in an apartment at the third floor of an old building , I found the museum. In order to take photographies I had to pay 50%...

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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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  • Central Market

    Kazan' Things to Do

    Despite the fact not being exactly a touristic atraction , the visit of Central Market added a very eastern touch to my travel.The must are indeed the dried fruits , exposed as multicolored carpets.The sellers were all from Central Asia and greeted us at a very happy way , that reminded me the way turks used to greet me in Istanbul. One of them ,...

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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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Novosibirsk

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  • 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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  • River Park Ob Hotel

    Novosibirsk Hotels

    2, Dobrolyubov street, Novosibirsk, 630009, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Opera House

    Novosibirsk Things to Do

    They have a wonderful State Opera & Ballet Theater, built in 1945. It is the largest in Russia—the main stage theater seats 2,000. It is only open from Nov. to June. People probably don’t want to be inside in the summer. The cloakroom area is huge—all those heavy coats, hats, boots, etc.We didn't atternd a performance, but it was fun jus to tour...

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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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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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  • Russlandia Poliarnie Zori Hotel

    Murmansk Hotels

    Murmansk, 183039, Murmansk, 183039, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • 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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Krasnodar

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Kaliningrad

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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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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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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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Sochi

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Voronezh

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  • Blagoveshchensky Cathedral

    Voronezh Things to Do

    Built between 1998 and 2009, the Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Cathedral is the third biggest in Russia and one of the tallest Orthodox cathedrals in the world. At its highest point it towers 97 metres above the ground.The date that the original cathedral was built is unknown but may have been 1586 or 1620. It was made from wood and burnt down...

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  • Art Hotel Voronezh

    Voronezh Hotels

    Dzerzhinskogo Street 5b, Voronezh, 394000, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Voskresenskiy Cathedral

    Voronezh Things to Do

    (Воскресенский Храм - Resurrection Cathedral) There are a large number of churches and cathedrals in Voronezh and it is difficult to decide which ones to visit. I would recommend this one as it has a very attractive interior with lots of frescoes...

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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...