Russia

Russia

on Tuesday, 04 October 2011. Posted in Russia

Going to Russia is a unique opportunity to get to know its impressive and amazing history, as well as to enjoy its rich culture, its people, its historic monuments, its entertainment, etcetera that wait for their visit,cheap flights,
Russia or the Russian federation is the greatest country worldwide, extends by Europe and by Asia, their coasts extend by the Arctic Ocean until the Pacific Ocean of the North, and in addition it has coast in inner seas like the Caspian Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea.In the last few years, the Russian government has opened up enormous areas that for decades have been closed to tourism. In Russia, you can learn about the most interesting and rich history of all small cities and inappreciable treasures of its culture. An enormous artistic value represents the magnificent oldest Russian architectonic sets conserved to the present time and reconstructed in its entire splendours thanks to the efforts of the restaurateurs. The white stone cathedrals of centuries XII - XIII, are a sample of the old architecture, reunited in the museums outdoors, unique paintings of the temples made by teachers of diverse schools, beautiful creations of applied teachers of art.Russia is a land of snow and coldest winters, but also of rivers that meander across meadows and a midsummer sun that never sets,cheap accommodation, You have a chance to explore its land of striking beauty and diversity, from magnificent capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the measured life of Siberian cities. This is a great country with an array of rivers, forests and towering mountains, it is the adventuresome traveller's dream,holiday rentals,

Irkutsk

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Russia

The city of Irkutsk, with attractive embankments along the river and many surviving wooden houses on its tree-lined streets, is an administrative and cultural centre for Eastern Siberia and of the Russian Far East. The wide streets and ornate, continental architecture led to Irkutsk being called the capital of Siberia, the pearl of Siberia, and even Paris of Siberia.Irkutsk became the major center of intellectual and social life for Russian artists, officers and nobles exiles, and much of the city's cultural heritage comes from them; also, many of their wooden houses filled with pastel colour, adorned with ornate, hand-carved decorations, brick mansions and the dark black wooden cabins survive today in stark contrast with the standard Soviet apartment blocks that surround them. Ice palaces and sculptures are the main attraction, while classic Russian palaces are of interest to those wanting to know more about the city's history.In summer, there are a lot of travellers from all over the world going to the lake from Irkutsk. If you don’t have time for the lake but just several hours in the city, you can buy any type of Baikal Lake fish there as well as caviar. Irkutsk is a really nice place to spend several days, or just going to the trip to Baikal Lake.Another of Irkutsk's attractions is the proximity to lovely, 636km long Lake Baikal where hiking, biking, horse trekking, fishing and boating are big time. The north end is the most beautiful and isolated. Listvyanka village is a popular place to stay for tourists. Irkutsk is located 60km east of the world famous Lake Baikal. This city surrounded by natural beauty. Irkust is an industrial center, a port, the site of a hydroelectric dam and a major stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway. 

 

Moscow

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Russia

Moscow is a peculiar city combining European, Russian and Asian traditions, the city is a fusion of both splendour and ugliness that is evident in the massive concrete slabs and high-rise apartments of the Stalinist era, and in the ornate churches, beautiful neo-classical houses, and the impressive architecture of the old city. Wide grey thoroughfares give way to narrow winding inner city streets, and golden church domes gleam between the looming skyscrapers. It attracts not only those eager to embrace new business and free enterprise.It is also a city of entertainment, the "Heart of the Arts", with theatres and the renowned Moscow Circus, museums, art galleries, the annual Jazz Festival, live music on the town, the Rendezvous in the Park, and summer theatre. It boasts the world's largest and most efficient metro system with gleaming stations deep underground, astonishingly decorated in elegant marble, glittering chandeliers and gilded works of art and magnificent mosaics. It is the soul of the new Russia and an intriguing mix of history and politics, business and culture. Moscow is a metropolis that can often overwhelm with monstrous-sized avenues, unbearable traffic jams, and a 24-hour lifestyle as New York or London that seems to exclude any peace and harmony. But behind that brash facade is a city where a visitor can find those quiet moments of serenity and beauty with a great place for those who love the outdoors like camping, mountain biking, fishing and skiing. Moscow is the capital of Russia located in the midle of the country and includes most of its territory. In Moscow is the Kremlin that would come to be the Russian place where the control has been taken during almost eight centuries in addition to being a religious center. The Red Square is the symbol of Russia and is considered like one of the most beautiful seats in Europe with its exquisite and colourful domes of the Cathedral of the Saint's Basil that for a long time has been associated with the Soviet Union in the minds of Westerners. 

Novgorod

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Russia

Nowadays Novgorod connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Novgorod enjoys of stable economy and well established cultural relations with both capitals, and also attracts foreign investors. Its geographical location causes that Novgorod is one of the cities prospered commercially establishing. As a cosmopolitan city of wealth, it also became an important education and cultural center, reaching its peak in the 18th century when it was considered one of the most prosperous trade centres in all of Europe.Construction, restoration and renovation have helped the city recapture some of its past grandeur. There are about two hundred of culture and art institutions in Nizhny Novgorod. Some of then are exhibit in one of the most ancient and richest museums of Russia. It museum offers to visitors a unique collection of historic, cultural and art relics, that gave grounds to UNESCO to include Nizhny Novgorod in the list of 100 cities of the world which are of great historical and cultural value.A visit to Novgorod usually leaves guests with unforgettable impressions of the inimitable and majestic Novgorod landscape which can be appreciated by making a boat tour of the Volga and Oka River. Modern Novgorod is a center of Russian domestic and international tourism that waits for your visit.Novgorod or Nizhni Novgorod, it is Russia's fourth largest city, is an exciting city to live. Unlike Moscow and St. Petersburg, with their large numbers of westerners, Nizhni Novgorod offers insights into life in Russia's heartland. This Old Russian city has a rich history of almost 1000 years and this give to the visitor a combination of old and new city that you can enjoy.

St. Petersburg

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Russia

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. Built on 45 islands, water plays an important architectural feature in the city; it is often referred to as the Venice of the North or the Paris of the East. Within St Petersburg's geometry are a dust devil of influences and styles and a bewitching vortex of life's extremes.More than 500 bridges link the city, varying from narrow traverses such as the Lions and Bank chain bridges for pedestrians to giant drawbridges crossing the Neva River.  St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow. It is probably the only city in the world to have acquired so much historic importance in so a short a time. St. Petersburg is the only city where the styles of different epochs are so harmoniously fused.From the White Nights festival during the mysterious summer twilight to top theatre and ballet productions and concerts on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg travel is a focus on the arts of Russia, palaces, cathedrals, fortresses, domes, spires, turrets, sculpture, painting and literature. The city is an open-air museum, with more than 140 museums. The Hermitage is most famous, three million objects collected from a span of ages, movements and nations. The collection represents the vastness of the country and its turbulent history.St Petersburg is also a romantic trip, the endless twilights of the famous White Nights, crowded with visitors who come to experience the dreamy sunset, along with music festivals and cultural events. St. Petersburg travel gives to visitors the option to enjoy sunny summer days, feel the first buds of spring, the delicious and brilliant sun of autumn and the brittle brightness winters. 

Vladimir

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Russia

Vladimir is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Russia. It has a millennial history; according to the latest data discovered by the historians and archaeologists. Vladimir is famous for its unique cathedrals dating back to the XII century. Four of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.The geographical position of Vladimir makes it an attractive place for business development.  Some attractions which you can visit in Vladimir are The Golden Ring of the ancient Russian, The St. Demetrius’ Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption or the Cathedral of the Dormition, the Golden Gate, the Trinity Church, the water Tower, the Church of St. Nicolas and many others tourist attraction that you can visit.But you can see more of Vladimir than only the famous churches and some museums that can tell you a lot about the history of old Russia. The same city provides interesting ideas of the provincial Russian life.Vladimir travel gives to visitors the option to enjoy a memorable touring experience, unforgettable impressions of the inimitable and majestic Vladimir landscape. And the city belongs to the so called "Golden Ring" of Russia and, consequently, presents a major international domestic and international tourism that waits for your visit.

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