Russia Travel

October 2020 | Travel | Moscow | Saint-Petersburg
Unz Review tags: Travel, Moscow, The AK

This is a continuation of my Travel page for Russia and its “Near Abroad” (~ex-USSR).

  • Big cities are CAPITALIZED and touristic/prominent ones are highlighted.
  • My favorite places are denoted by a golden star.
  • Natural wonders & internal regions are italicized.
  • Places where I *lived* (spent >3 months) are underlined.

Note that Moscow and Saint-Petersburg both have separate guides/pages. There is also a separate guide on expatriating/repatriating to Russia.

 

Russia & Near Abroad

RUSSIA ★★★★★ / 1988-1994, 2016+
Moscow Region
 GUIDE   MOSCOW ★★★★★ / 1988-1991, 1993-1994, 2016+
Klin ★★★ / 2004
Kolomna ★★★★ / 2017, often
Ozery ★★★ / often
Sergiev Posad ★★★★ / 2019
Volokolamsk ★★★ / 1991-1993 / 2017, 2019often
Central Region
Borovsk / 2019
Bryansk ★★★ / 2018
Gus-Khrustalny ★★★ / 2004
Ivanovo ★★ / 2004
Kostroma ★★ / 2004
Nizhny Novgorod ★★★★ / 2020
Obninsk ★★★★ / 2019
Pereslavl-Zalessky ★★★ / 2004
Rybinsk ★★ / 2004
Suzdal ★★★★ / 2004
Torzhok ★★★ / 2019
Tver ★★★ / 2019
Uglich ★★★ / 2004
Vladimir ★★ / 2004
Yaroslavl ★★★★ / 2004
SPB Region
 GUIDE  SAINT-PETERSBURG ★★★★★ /2004, 2017, 2019
North Region
Veliky Novgorod ★★★ / 2018
ZAVOD Bar (vodka sampler)