Russia

Russia might be (well, it actually is) the biggest country in both Europe and Asia, but mysterious Russian soul is still mostly a black box for majority of Europeans and Asians. Travelling in Russia, especially outside of its two capitals, Moscow and (until 1918) Saint Petersburg, can be a stressful experience because of language barrier and vast distances, but once you solve the first obstacle and get used to the second one, this would become the best experience in your life. Small towns can either justify all your scariest stereotypes about Russia or totally refute them - your own mileage may vary, so just open your mind and give it a try.

Map is being loaded...


 

Artybash

Artybash

Base camp for exploring Lake Teletskoye (4th deepest in Russia), the last frontier between civilization and the wilderness of Altai region.


 

Wierszyna

Wierszyna

This village might be difficult to access, but maybe this is exactly the reason why its Polish population managed to preserve their language, culture and traditions.