Ulyanovsk, Russia

Ulyanovsk (Russian: Улья́новск), formerly known as Simbirsk (Симби́рск), is the administrative center and largest city in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia. Renowned as the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin, Ulyanovsk is a city covering 316.9 sq km (122.4 sq mi) with a population of 614,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk was founded in 1648 and was […]

Tolyatti, Russia

Tolyatti (Russian: Толья́тти) is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia. Covering 314.8 sq km (121.5 sq mi), Tolyatti has a population of 720,000 people. This makes it the largest city in the Russian Federation that does not serve as an administrative center for a federal subject. More on Tolyatti Tolyatti traces its history to 1737, […]

Vladivostok, Russia

Vladivostok (Russian: Владивосто́к, Chinese: 海參崴, South Korean: 블라디보스토크, North Korean: 울라지보스또크, Japanese: ウラジオストク, map) is the main Russian seaport on the Pacific Ocean. Located near the border with China and North Korea, it covers 600 sq km (230 sq mi) and has a population of 592,000 (2011 estimate). Visiting Vladivostok The Vladivostok International Airport is […]

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург) is the second largest city in Russia. It covers 605.8 sq km (233.9 sq mi). Together with nine municipal towns and twenty-one municipal settlements, the federal subject of Saint Petersburg covers a total of 1,439 sq km (555.6 sq mi). With a population of 4.8 million people (2011 estimate), Saint Petersburg is the […]

Yakutsk, Russia

Yakutsk (Russian: Яку́тск; local Sakha language: Дьокуускай) is a city in the Sakha Republic in Siberia, Russia. Yakutsk covers 121.93 sq km (47.08 sq mi) and has a population of 270,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Yakutsk Yakutsk dates back to 1632, when it was established by Cossack explorer Pyotr Beketov as a fort. It […]