Oktogu.ru Reveals Top Russian Traveler Destinations for May

Oktogo.ru landing page

Russian online hotel reservations service Oktogo.ru has announced the most popular CIS cities for Russian travelers for May holidays. The top cities, Minsk, Tashkent, Almaty, Baku, Kiev, Yerevan, Kishinev, Astana, Bishkek and Lvov beat out Georgia’s Tbilisi.

Adventure Saturday: Exploring the Wilds of Russia

Lake Baskunchak

Russia is a vast and fascinating country, with landscapes ranging from sunny beaches to icy tundra, rugged mountains to dense forests and mysterious lakes. In addition to its natural attractions, the country boasts cultural and historic sites that are unique in the world. To see the real Russia, you need to get beyond the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

A New Cold War Nightmare: The Big Tourism Slump to Come

Russia tourism report

Already the conflict between west and east over Ukraine is having its negative effect on travel. 2014 was shaping up as a very positive year for Europe travel, but with fewer Russians planning trips abroad, the upcoming May holidays will be the first tourism casualties of a new Cold War detentes. A just now emerging travel industry, can ill afford a slippage of bookings.

Russia: Second-largest gathering of geysers on Earth

Valley of the Geysers - Courtesy Robert Nunn

On the eastern side of Russia, the Kamchatka Peninsula stretches away from the continent of Asia, reaching between the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.  Here, in this isolated spot, lies one of earth’s great geological treasures – the Valley of the Geysers, one of the country’s seven main natural wonders. The valley is […]