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Moscow

Moscow – the ancient capital of entire Russia and the East Europe’s bustling commercial capital has plenty of hotel options for both business and leisure travelers. Run-down soviet-era hotels are a novelty; the hotel landscape is dominated with brand-new 4 and 5 star hotel properties and global chains. ... more

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St. Petersburg

Built 300 years ago from scratch by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was to represent the wealth and power of Russian empire. It has adopted the features of Europe’s best cities, like canals from Venice, palaces of Paris, churches of Rome. ... more

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Kiev

Kiev, situated on the banks of the Dnipro River, is a proud capital of the Ukraine. It was a powerful city kingdom during the Middle Ages rivaling Novgorod and Vienna. Kiev has become one of the main targets of the Mongol invaders who pillaged it thrice. Nonetheless, the city has preserved its beautiful architecture and tradition. In more recent history, the city witnessed events of the Orange Revolution. ... more

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Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod is Russia’s fourth largest city with population over 1 mln. inhabitants. It is one of historic centers of Russia’s commerce and innovation. ... more

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Volgograd

Volgograd, Russia -- formerly known as Stalingrad -- is located on the west bank of the Volga River. Volgograd literally means Volga city, in Russian, and was aptly named in 1961. However, during the Soviet Era, Volgograd was known by the name Stalingrad and earned the title, the Hero City, in 1945, due to the defeat of the Germans in the infamous Battle of Stalingrad -- a turning point in World War II. This link to world history is the most fascinating reason to experience the city. ... more

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Sochi

The southern city of Sochi, with it's long, languid sandy beaches set on the black sea is the unofficial summer capital of Russia... ... more

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Samara

Samara is a large, beautiful city at the meeting point of the Volga and Samara Rivers. It was founded in 1586, but was originally a pirate nest. In 1586, a fortress was constructed to protect the eastern boundary from nomads. Although Samara was once closed off to foreigners during the Soviet period because of its industrial importance, it now attracts foreigners for its beautiful, lengthy beach on the majestic Volga -- perfect for taking strolls past some of the most visited sights or for swimming in the hot summers. ... more

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Kazan hotels

Kazan - the capital of Eastern Mongol Empire - was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 and has been under Russia's rule ever since. It is considered to be the capital of Muslim religion in Russia. ... more

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