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Urusovo in Ardatovsky District of Mordovia is an ancient village, known since at least XVI century. Felt boots have been made in Urusovo for more than past one hundred and fifty years, and these boots are famous around the Volga region, and even across Russia.


The lake in the village of Voznesenka in Uchalinsky District has several names: Karagaily, Karagaikul, Karagaika, Vorozheich. Karagai means pine, Kule lake in Bashkir. A plate saying Karagai Kul is installed at the access road to the lake.


Inzerskie Zubchatki is a small mountain range located in Beloretsky District of Bashkortostan. Zubchatki stand in the mid-way between Yamantau, the highest peak of the Southern Urals, and Iremel a mountain range which is extremely popular among tourists and esoterics. The main attraction of Inzerskie Zubchatki is Zubtsy (real Teeth) in the northern part of the range.


The Megalithic complex near the village of Akhunovo is willingly called Bashkir Stonehenge and the oldest observatory in Europe.


Unlike the neighboring Repino and Solnechnoe bursting with animation, their trendy discos, luxurious restaurants, rapid cottage construction, Komarovo seems to be quiet and old-fashioned: wooden houses with verandas prevail, no Amazons or playboys on snowmobiles. This area is famous in another way: Komarovo is a kind of northern Tsarskoye Selo for St. Petersburg.


Summer heat in Astrakhan does not dispose to cognitive walks, but spring and early autumn is the perfect time for walking explorations of old Astrakhan. In Astrakhan there are as many routes as interesting places. Astrakhan was lucky to "stuck in the history." Still inhabited pre-revolutionary wooden houses with carved architraves were preserved in the small provincial town.


Olkhon is a unique place, as it is the only island near Lake Baikal where people live permanently. They say that apart from the local community, ancient spirits also appear here from time to time.


The Aushkul Lake is known, first of all, for the Aushtau Mountain standing on its western shore with the source of Aulia which is sacred for the Bashkir Muslims. A beautiful view of the desert and the lake opens from the hill, the lake is extremely picturesque by itself: it is almost round, with a small island in the shape of a heart.


The rich history of the Luga District made it possible to develop a new historical and cultural pilgrimage route The Path of Aleksandr Nevsky following the ancient walking path.


The oldest and the most southern city in Russia does not look like a museum, although it has enough of museum treasures. Derbent is a live eastern city, and its respectable age didnt dry it, but only added color to the city. The age of the city is counted even not in centuries - the emergence of the settlements in this place, at the Caspian Gate is related to IV millennium BC by the scientists, and the city has existed here since VI century BC.


The first settlements appeared on the place of the modern Derbent in the Early Bronze Age - at the end of IV millennium BC. Then this place was called the Caspian Gate. The first record of the existence of the Caspian Gate refers to VI century BC, it can be found in the records of the famous Greek geographer Hecataeus of Miletus. The city known as Cholas from ancient and medieval sources was built on the place of the man site in about II century BC.


Maloe (Small) Hillfort is considered (and named) Vysokoe (High) not only by Toropets standards - they say that it is the highest man-made hillfort in Europe. Bolshoe (Big) Hillfort is lower and wider, it stretches along the shore of the Slolomennoe Lake. It also has a bright history: it is believed that the capital of the Slavic Kriviches was located there - Krivitesk or Krivich, a precursor city of Toropets.


The Kuril Lake in South Kamchatka Preserve is the second largest of the peninsula lakes. The cliffs are towering on the scrubland banks; thermal springs gush out in the Tyoplaya Bay; salmon clouds from the ocean come to spawn in the Ozyornaya River attracting bears to the bay. In turn, tourists come to see the bears. This is the main Kuril bait: where else can you watch the life of fearless bear community in the natural environment and in a relative safety if you follow the rules?


The small rocky Starichkov Island is a reserve in Avachinsky Gulf where 44 breeding colonies of 11 species of seabirds are registered.


Maly Semyachik is a natural monument. Sometimes it is called a stone land or a mountain land.


The classical landscape of Nakhodka cant do without a pyramidal silhouette of the Sestra Bald Peak. Sestra (Sister) stands at the mouth of the Partizanskaya River (aka Suchan) and is visible from any part of the city. It looks especially romantic in the early morning when its top is enveloped with fog - a frequent climatic phenomenon for Nakhodka.


For those who arrive in the capital of Kamchatka by sea these three vertical rocks are kind of roadside steles at the city entrance.


The presence of ancient architecture in the ancient principality is almost mandatory and expected phenomenon. Therefore, the main surprise is not the temples and towers, but the Ryazan manors of the late 19th century, built by Fyodor Schechtel.


There are infinitely many people and events associated with the Ryazan oblast, both famous and half-forgotten. All of them gradually become a reason for holidays and festivals.


Ryazan Oblast is full of pleasant surprises. The history of this land is ancient and rich (many things were preserved) and the nature is magic.


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