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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia approaching soon, it’s worth getting to know the featured cities so you can plan your travels accordingly.

With 11 diverse destinations, you can experience the best of this vibrant and colorful nation while enjoying world-class games. This guide will go over the top sights in each World Cup city so you can have the trip of a lifetime!

explore the cities of the World Cup 2018

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Aug/17

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Cruise on the Volga River – Myshkin

Myshkin is a small town with a population of about 5,700 people located on the left, high bank of the Volga River (Rybinsk Reservoir) in the Myshkinsky district of the Yaroslavl region.

Since the mid-1990s, Myshkin has become a major tourist center, one of the stops during cruises along the Volga. The town has a complex of museums, including the Mouse Museum – the symbol of Myshkin. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

walk the streets of Myshkin

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On Russian banknotes you can see images of various attractions located in all corners of the country. In the following set of photos, you can see both banknotes and the places that are depicted on them. Photos by: Alexey Sergeevich.

10 rubles – Krasnoyarsk. Kommunalny Bridge across the Yenisei River included in the UNESCO book “The Best Bridges of the World”.

the banknotes of Russia

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Aug/17

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Walking through the streets of Maykop

Maykop is a city in Russia with a population of about 143 thousand people, the capital of the Republic of Adygeya.

The city was founded in 1857, the name in translation from the Adyghe language means “the valley of apples”. Photos by: Vladimir Mulder.

The central park of Maykop with a mosque and the memorial complex “Unity and Harmony”.

explore the sights of Maykop

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Aug/17

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Snow-covered mountain peaks of Dombay

Dombay is a resort village located at an altitude of about 1,600 meters above sea level in the intermontane basin at the northern foothill of the Main Caucasian Range in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia.

The word “dombay” in translation from Karachai means “bison”. In the past, the local forests were inhabited by herds of bison. The settlement arose in connection with the development of tourism in the region in the 1920s. Dombay on Google Maps. Photos by: Konstantin Antipin.

picturesque mountain resort

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Aug/17

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Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve in July

The State Historical, Architectural, Art, and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno” is one of the largest museum and exhibition institutions in Moscow and the largest museum-reserve in the city.

The museum includes Tsaritsyno palace and park ensemble with a complex of palace buildings, Tsaritsyno ponds and a landscape park. Tsaritsyno on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

stroll through the museum-reserve

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The Ryazan Kremlin is the oldest part of the city of Ryazan, a historical and architectural open-air museum and one of the oldest museums in Russia. It is an architectural dominant of the central historical part of the city.

This monument of architecture of federal significance is included in the list of especially valuable objects of the peoples of the Russian Federation. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

explore the Ryazan Kremlin

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Svetlogorsk (until 1947 – Rauschen) is a small resort town with a population of about 13,000 people located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, 40 kilometers north-west of Kaliningrad, in the Kaliningrad region.

This is an excellent place to relax – quiet, close to other European countries, with the sea and wonderful architecture. The sea waters, as well as the waters of the local lake, mud baths and air help to improve your health. Photos by: Vasiliy Nikitinskiy.

walk around the resort town

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Aug/17

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Khabarovsk – the view from above

Khabarovsk is a city with a population of about 607 thousand people, the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District and the Khabarovsk region. It is one of the largest political, educational and cultural centers of the Russian Far East.

The city is located at the intersection of international rail and air transport routes near the border with China. Khabarovsk, named after Yerofey Khabarov (the Russian explorer of the 17th century), was founded in 1858. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

fly over Khabarovsk

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Jul/17

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Walking the Streets of Elista

Elista (in the Kalmyk language “elst” means “sandy”) is a city located in the south of the European part of Russia, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Kalmykia.

Elista is known as one of the Buddhist centers of Russia. The temple “The Golden Monastery of the Buddha Shakyamuni” is the main attraction of the city and the largest Buddhist temple in Kalmykia. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

explore Elista

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