Argophilia has always been about discovery, and for imparting news about the people and places of Eastern Europe westerners probably only imagined. Nothing gives us more pleasure than sharing wonderful discoveries, and in keeping with this I’d like to present one of my own. Yoshkar-Ola is an obscure (in English langauge) Russian city of incomparable beauty. This town of a quarter of a million souls is yet another hidden gem of culture, beauty, and fascinating citizens.
This travel Tuesday, Argo presents another fascinating place most people never heard of. The name of the Russian city Arkhangelsk literally does mean Archangel in the English language, but despite some comparisons with Los Angeles in the US, this arctic wonder is light years away from California, in more ways than distance too. Let us show you a little bit about another of Russia’s fascinating attractions.