About Novosibirsk

About Novosibirsk

Are you familiar of some Russian cities and tourist destinations like Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk or Vladivostok? If you haven’t visited any of these cities yet, why don’t you consider them in your future plans. For all you know, you can find destinations and tourist attractions which can be of interest to you.

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Moscow History

Moscow History

There are few different versions on how the name Moscow (Moskva) was born. One of the vesrions is that Moscow (Moskva) was born from two words “Mosk” which meant stone and “kov” which meant hiding, so Moscow (Moskva) meant “Stone Shelter”. Another version is that the city got its name from the river.

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Volgograd

Volgograd

Volgograd was born in the late 16th century to defend the land that Ivan the Terrible had wrested from the Tatars. For the first several centuries of its existence the city then also known as Tsaritsyn, was primarily a military stronghold. In fact, the bulk of its history is one of military conflict. Late in [...]

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Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod

Until quite recently Nizhny Novgorod was a closed city, best known to westerners as the explicit home of Andrei Sakharov after he denounced the war in Afghanistan. Nizhny Novgorod is a major industrial center and third largest city in Russia. Although it dates back to the 13th century, the majority of its most interesting sights [...]

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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg (from 1924 to 1991 it was called Sverdlovsk) – is the biggest city of the Ural and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Region. Today Yekaterinburg is a major industrial center of Russia with such key industries as mechanical engineering and metal working, and well-developed industries such as instrument making, electrical industry, iron industry and [...]