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  • Ekaterinburg

    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

    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

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

  • Moscow

    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

    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

    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

    Saransk

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

  • Sochi

    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

    Volgograd

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