Russia City Guides
Kostroma. Located along Russia’s famous Volga River, the city of Kostroma is the capital city of Kostroma Oblast. Founded in 1152, Kostroma was granted township status in 1719, but suffered a devastating fire nearly sixty years later. Read more.
Moscow. The capital city of Russia since 1918, Moscow is home to more than 11 million people. Located along the Moskva River, the city is home to several important, historic sites like the Kremlin and the much-photographed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Moscow is a common turnaround port for many Russian river cruises. Read more.
St. Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in May 1703, St. Petersburg was the capital of Russia until 1918, when the administrative capital was moved to Moscow. During its rich history, St. Petersburg has been known as Petrograd (1914-1924) and Leningrad (1924-1991). Read more.
Uglich. A historic town located within the municipality of Yaroslavl Oblast, Uglich sits along the banks of the Volga River. While there is no concrete date for the founding of the town, most sources agree on 937 as a likely date of first settlement, though the first written records to mention the town appear in 1148. Read more.
Yaroslavl. Located 155 miles from Moscow, the Russian city of Yaroslavl was first founded around 1010. Today, it is home to more than 600,000 inhabitants and remains an important industrial and commercial center. Read more.