Host Cities

  • Ekaterinburg


    Uniquely located on the geographical borderline of Europe and Asia, and at the foot of the Ural Mountains, Ekaterinburg has a population of 1.37 milli...

  • Kaliningrad


    Founded in the 13th century by knights of the Teutonic Order and formerly known as Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, Kaliningrad is home to ove...

  • Kazan


    Kazan, one of the oldest Russian cities, has recently celebrated its millennium. The ancient walls of Kazan recall many dramatic events, including the...

  • Moscow


    Founded in the 12th century, Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and one of the most renowned and fascinating cities in the world.

  • Nizhny Novgorod

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Due to its advantageous location on the Volga River, Nizhny Novgorod developed into Russia’s key commerce centre in the 19th century.

  • Rostov-on-Don


    Known from the time of Herodotus as a land of warlike Scythians, the endless steppes of the Don river basin eventually became home to the freedom-lovi...

  • Samara


    Samara is the capital of the Samara Region and is home to 1.13 million people. Samara is one of the most prominent Volga region cities and it is famou...

  • Saransk


    Located in central Russia, Saransk is the capital of the Republic of Mordovia and the area where all Finno-Ugric nations began.

  • Sochi


    The Black Sea resort of Sochi has risen to global prominence after having been awarded the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

  • Saint Petersburg

    Saint Petersburg

    Founded by Peter I the Great in 1703 as Russia’s new imperial capital, Saint Petersburg is the ultimate embodiment of artistic talent.

  • Volgograd


    Formerly known as Stalingrad, Volgograd extends alongside the Volga River and has over 1 million residents.