Cities of Russia

If you want to feel the pulsating beat of Russian tradition and inherent culture of the region, explore the different cities of Russia. Each city has its unique feature-marvelous architectural landmarks which contributes to the essence of aura and elegance of the very city.

To know more about the important cities of Russia, here's presenting you some facts---

1. Moscow

One of the most well-known cities of Russia, Moscow is also the political and economic hub of the country catering to a wide segment of the society. It is centrally located near the Moskva River that falls in the Central Federal District. With a population of more than 10.4 million, it is also one of the most densely populated cities of the world. The city of Moscow is also home to many orthodox churches and world famous monuments which stand as a testimony to the historic wars and incidents. Major tourist attractions of Moscow include--- Kremlin, Red Square, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge.

2. Labinsk

Located near the Bolshaya Laba River, it was earlier known as Labinskaya. Thanks to the presence of large number of worth while tourist spots, Labinsk has become a popular tourist attraction spot. Recently, many food processing industries have been set up scattered at different places.

3. Pskov

One of the most ancient and popular cities of Russia, Pskov is situated near the north-west of Russia along the river Velikaya. Originally known as Pleskov, it is nicknamed as "the town of purling waters". During 14th century, this city was known as the capital of a factual sovereign republic. In fact, this very city served as the pot-pourri of European and Russian culture. Pskov became an important center of political and military activity during the World War 2.

4. Saint Petersburg

This famous city of Russia was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in the year 1703. It served as the capital of the then Russian Empire for more than hundred years. The historic center of St. Petersburg has wide collection of past documents, artilleries and antiques. The Neva River with many of its canals, embankments and well constructed bridges provides beautiful and enchanting surrounding.

5. Vladivostok

Located in the Muravyov-Amursky peninsula, it is situated at latitude of 438'N 13154'E. Regarded as one of the biggest shipping centers of the world it is also a hub of international trade and business. The major attraction of Vladivostok is the Trans-Siberian Railway.

6. Irkutsk

Irkutsk was founded in 1652 by Yakov Pokhabov and was basically a center for gold mining. The city lies near the Angara River and has severe cold climatic conditions, especially during the winter season. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the city gained prime significance.

Thus, these facts on the cities of Russia offer you a glimpse of the interesting aspects of Russian life.

 

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