Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Нижний Новгород, map) is the fifth largest city in Russia behind Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. Located in the Volga-Vyatka economic region, it is the administrative capital of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. The city covers 410 sq km (158 sq mi) and has a population of 1.25 million people. More on Nizhny […]

Kursk, Russia

Kursk (Russian: Курск) is a city at the confluence of the Kur, Tuskar and Seym Rivers in Western Russia. It covers 190 sq km (73 sq mi) and has a population of 415,000 people (2012 estimate). The city is the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, which borders Ukraine. More on Kursk Human habitation in the […]

Khimki, Russia

Khimki (Russian: Хи́мки) is a city within Moscow Oblast, located to the northwest of downtown Moscow, in Russia. It covers 115.3 sq km (44.4 sq mi) and has a population of 207,000 people (2012 estimate). Visiting Khimki There are trains from Moscow to Khimki. You can also get there by taking the bus or marshrutkas. […]

Surgut, Russia

Surgut (Russian: Сургу́т) is a city on the Ob River in Siberia, Russia. It is within the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, a federal subject of the Russian Federation. The city covers 219.92 sq km (84.91 sq mi) and has a population of 307,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Surgut Surgut was founded by Tsar Feodor I […]

Vyborg, Russia

Vyborg (Russian: Вы́борг) is a town in northwestern Russia. It is within the Leningrad Oblast, about 130 km (81 mi) northwest of St Petersburg and 38 km (24 mi) from the border between Russia and Finland. Vyborg covers 112.27 sq km (43.35 sq mi) and has a population of 80,000 people (2012 estimate). More on […]