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Jan/22

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Top 4 Places to See in Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and one that everyone should visit at least once, even though that wouldn’t be enough to truly explore and experience it. It’s a country of great natural, historical, and cultural beauty and diversity.

It has something to offer to any kind of tourist and if you want to immerse yourself in that diversity you’ll do best to travel in your own vehicle and give each site that time and attention that it deserves.

In order to do so legally, you’ll have to obtain an international driving license. Together with your national license and a passport, you’ll be able to rent a vehicle and drive freely for up to six months without having to obtain any other document.

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Volodarsk is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, about 60 km west of Nizhny Novgorod. In most cases, the main tourist attraction of small Russian towns is the local museum of local lore and Volodarsk is no exception.

However, the museum in Volodarsk occupies a unique wooden building known as “Nikolai Bugrov’s Summer Dacha” – one of the few surviving houses of similar architecture in the European part of Russia. Photos by: Anna Sukhareva and Yaroslav Gunin.

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amazing wooden house

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Dec/21

18

Maykop – the view from above

Maykop (“the valley of apple trees” from the Adyghe language) is a city with a population of about 139 thousand people located in the south of European Russia, the capital of the Republic of Adygea.

The main urban development of Maykop was carried out in Soviet times and it was done quite systematically. The streets of the city for the most part are strictly perpendicular to each other, its entire center consists of identical city blocks. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Lake Teletskoye is a picturesque natural body of water located in the north-east of the Altai Mountains on the territory of the Altai Republic, about 120 km in a straight line from the regional capital Gorno-Altaysk.

One of the most popular natural attractions of Altai, it is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List as part of the complex “The Golden Mountains of Altai”. Lake Teletskoye on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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beautiful lake

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Gamsutl is an abandoned village located at an altitude of about 1.5 thousand meters above sea level in the southern mountainous part of the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus.

Translated from the Avar language, the word “gamsutl” means “at the foot of the khan’s fortress.” It is likely that the khan, the founder of Gamsutl, lived on the top of the mountain, and his troops were stationed on its slopes. The approximate age of the village is 2 thousand years.

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very picturesque abandoned village

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Nov/21

24

Interesting Things to Experience in Russia

If you are visiting Russia and are stuck for ideas for what to see, then read on. There are diverse tourist spots on the list; from magnificent architecture to excellent nightlife. Russia has so much to offer from beautiful churches, great food, and interesting museums.

If you are considering a trip, be sure to read our guide to https://russiatrek.org/blog/travel/4-things-to-know-before-visiting-russia/. So let’s get started, here are the 5 places you must visit when in Russia.

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Nov/21

20

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Vologda

Saint Sophia Cathedral is the oldest preserved stone structure on the territory of Vologda, a Russian city known for its particularly valuable historical heritage. It is one of the largest buildings of the era of Ivan the Terrible, constructed in 1568-1570s.

The Assumption Cathedral in Moscow was chosen as an architectural model. In the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Vologda, you can see preserved frescoes of the 17th century and the iconostasis of the first half of the 18th century. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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beautiful old cathedral

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Nov/21

16

Fun Things To Do During Trekking Resting Break

So you’re in the middle of your trekking adventure. Just minding your own business, walking up a mountain, when suddenly… your legs are sore, you’re bored out of your mind, and you need to get off the trail for a bit.

So what do you? What can you do? Here are some ideas on how to make the best of that resting break.

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Nov/21

9

Pevek – the northernmost town in Russia

Pevek is an Arctic port town with a population of about 4.5 thousand people located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It is the northernmost town in Russia.

The name of the town comes from the Chukchi word “peekinei”, which means “thick, swollen mountain” – the name of the hill (sopka) at the foot of which Pevek stands. Pevek on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Oct/21

23

Suzdal – a unique old Russian town

Suzdal is a town-reserve with a population of about 9,600 people located in Vladimir Oblast, about 37 km north of Vladimir.

By the abundance of monuments and the preservation of its original appearance, Suzdal is unique for Russia. You can see a large number of monuments of cult and civil architecture of the 13th – 19th centuries here. Photos by: Vladimir Lipetskikh.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1222-1225) and the Suzdal Kremlin.

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amazing old Russian provincial town

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