Travel To Russia Useful Information For Tourists

Travel To Russia

Russia is a beautiful country and you will enjoy your trip. At the same time it is quite different from other tourist destinations and you should plan your visit carefully.

When To Visit Russia

First question that you will face when starting to plan your trip - what is the best season to come to Russia. There are no doubts, you would better go in summer. Summer in Russia lasts from June to August. If you are going to Siberia or Far East, the most beautiful weather there is in September.

Winter travels have their special charm, but you would better do not try if you are not used to subzero temperatures.

What Should You Take With

Rains in Russia are usual for any season, except winter, so take an umbrella with you. Even in summer the temperature sometimes is only +3...+5 degrees C, and warm clothes (jacket and sweaters) are necessary. If the purpose of your visit is matrimonial, take jeans rather than shorts - shorts are not the best wear for important things such as courting.

Do not forget to take special gifts for the people you are going to visit and some more small souvenirs. If you are visiting your lady, take pictures of you, your house, your city etc.

How To Organize Your Trip

Although during the last years traveling to Russia has become easier, you still have to obtain a visa. You can apply for a private, tourist or business visa. Tourist visas are the least complicated to obtain. When you choose a travel agency, make sure that they have a reliable Russian partner in the city you are going to visit, otherwise you can be lodged in a low class hotel somewhere in the outskirts. It is a good idea to arrange being met at the airport by an English speaking person. You must register with Russian authorities after arriving at your destination. If you are staying at a hotel, the administration will do it for you.

The best is to have a local contact in the city you visit, so you can sort out any possible problems and get advice where necessary. If you do not have such a contact, make friends with the receptionist at your hotel and do not be afraid to ask questions.

Altay region

Geographische Lage der Altai Region

Die Altai Region liegt im Südosten des westlichen Sibiriens an der Grenze des Kontinentalasiens und 3419 Kilometer weit von Moskau entfernt. Die Fläche der Altai Region beträgt 168 000 km².

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Die Altai Region ist durch ihre mannigfaltige Landschaften bekannt. Im Norden und im Westen breiten sich die endlosen Steppen. An südlichen Grenzen nimmt seinen Anfang der einzigartige Streifenwald. Im Norden türmen sich die majestätischen Berge des Altai.



In der Altai Region herrscht gemäßigt kontinentales Klima, das in Folge der häufigen Änderungen der Luftmassen gebildet wurde.

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Die Jahreszeiten der Altai Region sind nicht vorhersagbar. Im Sommer steht am Morgen Nebel, am Mittag herrscht Hitze und in der Nacht kommt ein Gewitter.

Snow and winter

Der Schnee bedeckt den Boden erst Mitte November und fängt an zu schmelzen Anfang April. Die Niederschlagsmenge beträgt 40-60 cm.

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Der Winter im Altai dauert eine lange Zeit und bringt viel Schnee und strenge Fröste. Eines Winters bauen die Kinder kleine und große Schneemänner überall,  und anderes Winters ist der Boden mit Schnee kaum bedeckt. Aber jeden Winter fahren alle Ski, laufen Schlittschuhe oder rodeln.

Altai is rich in mineral waters and curative mud.
On their basis was developed sanatorium system. Resort Belokuriha widely uses sources with weak radon subthermal weakly mineralized nitrogen-siliceous waters, mineral deposits are developed ZAVYALOVSKY medical table groundwater mud Yarovoye small lake, preparing for the development of the field of therapeutic mud Lake Bitter-ZAVYALOVSKY and Mormyshanskoe.
Since 1786 Altai has been developing stone-cutting industry.Famous "Tsarina of Vases» was made of jasper in Kolyvan', which now adorns one of the halls of the Hermitage .
Check Altai Territory began
in VIII century
Young Russian metal required for the production of weapons and coins. Ural breeder Akinfiy Demidov founded in 1729 the first metallurgical plant - Kolyvano Voskresenskiy. Rudniy Altai was rich in silver. Clerks of Demidov started production in 1744. As the result there was establishment of feudal mining based on serf and artisan labor
Health and Beauty

Die Flora der Altairegion zählt 1184 Arten von Pflanzen, darunter mehr als 100 Heilpflanzen, deren Verwendung in Medizin offiziell erlaubt ist.

Das sind: Rosenwurzel,  Maralwurzel,  Süßklee,  Nord-ostasiatische Pfingstrose,  Echtes Süßholz u.s.w.  Es gibt auch solche Heilpflanzen, deren Kultur zu kompliziert ist und deren Naturvorräte die einzige Quelle der Rohstoffe für Heilmittelproduktion darstellen. Das sind Adonisröschen, Preiselbeere, Sumpfcalmus, Nuphar lutea.

Unique phenomenon
In Altai One Can Observe Unique Natural Phenomenon - Bloom Maralnik5III3532_283.jpg