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Russia / written and researched by Simon Richmond, Marc Bennetts, Greg Bloom, Marc Di Duca, Anthony Haywood, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Leonid Ragozin, Tamara Sheward, Regis St Louis, Mara Vorhees

By: Richmond, Simon.
Contributor(s): Bennetts, Marc [author.] | Bloom, Greg [author.] | Di Duca, Marc [author.] | Haywood, Anthony [author.] | Kaminski, Anna [author.] | Masters, Tom, 1977- [author.] | Ragozin, Leonid [author.] | Sheward, Tamara [author.] | St. Louis, Regis [author.] | Vorhees, Mara [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet guidebooks: Publisher: Footscray, Victoria, Australia ; Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 7th edition.Description: 694 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742207339 :; 1742207332.Other title: Lonely Planet Russia [Spine title].Subject(s): Russia (Federation) -- Guidebooks | Russia (Federation) -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Guidebooks.DDC classification: 914.704/863
Contents:
Plan your trip. Welcome to Russia ; Russia map ; Russia's top 20 ; Need to know ; First time Russia ; Getting your visa ; If you like ; Month by month ; Itineraries ; Great train journeys ; Russian adventures ; Regions at a glance -- On the road. Moscow ; Golden Ring ; St Petersburg. Around St Petersburg ; Leningrad region ; Western European Russia. South of Moscow ; North & west of Moscow ; Kaliningrad region ; Northern European Russia. Republic of Karelia ; White Sea ; Kola Peninsula ; Vologda & around ; Volga region. Nizhny Novgorod region ; Republic of Tatarstan ; Ulyanovsk & Samara regions ; Saratov & Volgograd regions ; Astrakhan regions ; Republic of Kalmykia ; Russian Caucasus. Kuban steppe ; Black Sea Coast ; Mineral water spas ; Central Caucasus ; The Urals. Perm territory ; Sverdlovsk region ; Republic of Bashkortostan & Chelyabinsk region ; Western Siberia. Altai ; Eastern Siberia. Khakassia Republic & southern Krasnoyarsk territory ; Tuva ; Krasnoyarsk region ; Western BAM ; Lake Baikal ; Southern Buryatiya & Zabaikalsky territory ; Russian Far East. Eastern Trans-Siberian ; Eastern BAM ; Sakha Republic ; Sakhalin Island ; Kamchatka -- Understand. Russia today ; History ; The Russian people ; Religion ; Performing arts & music ; Literature & cinema ; Architecture & visual art ; Food & drink ; Landscape & wildlife -- Survival guide. Directory, A-Z ; Transport ; Language.
Summary: A guide to traveling in Russia that provides information on the country's history, culture, top experiences, out-of-the-way locales, and architectural wonders, and provides listings for hotels, restaurants, and shops.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Russia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take an awe-inspiring walk through Red Square, hike amongst the geysers and volcanoes of Kamchatka, or sweat it out in a traditional Russian banya (bathhouse); all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Russia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Russia Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips -hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, literature, cinema, religion, performing arts, music, visual art, architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife. Over 80 maps Covers Moscow, St Petersburg, the Golden Ring, Kaliningrad, European Russia, the Volga Region, the Russia Caucasus, Sochi, Lake Baikal, the Urals, Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Kamchatka and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Russia , our comprehensive guide to Russia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on Moscow or St Petersburg? Check out Lonely Planet's Moscow or St Petersburg guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer. Looking for more extensive regional coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Trans-Siberian Railway guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, Marc Bennetts, Greg Bloom, Marc Di Duca, Anthony Haywood, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Leonid Ragozin, Tamara Sheward, Regis St Louis and Mara Vorhees.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Previous ed.: published as Russia & Belarus. 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Plan your trip. Welcome to Russia ; Russia map ; Russia's top 20 ; Need to know ; First time Russia ; Getting your visa ; If you like ; Month by month ; Itineraries ; Great train journeys ; Russian adventures ; Regions at a glance -- On the road. Moscow ; Golden Ring ; St Petersburg. Around St Petersburg ; Leningrad region ; Western European Russia. South of Moscow ; North & west of Moscow ; Kaliningrad region ; Northern European Russia. Republic of Karelia ; White Sea ; Kola Peninsula ; Vologda & around ; Volga region. Nizhny Novgorod region ; Republic of Tatarstan ; Ulyanovsk & Samara regions ; Saratov & Volgograd regions ; Astrakhan regions ; Republic of Kalmykia ; Russian Caucasus. Kuban steppe ; Black Sea Coast ; Mineral water spas ; Central Caucasus ; The Urals. Perm territory ; Sverdlovsk region ; Republic of Bashkortostan & Chelyabinsk region ; Western Siberia. Altai ; Eastern Siberia. Khakassia Republic & southern Krasnoyarsk territory ; Tuva ; Krasnoyarsk region ; Western BAM ; Lake Baikal ; Southern Buryatiya & Zabaikalsky territory ; Russian Far East. Eastern Trans-Siberian ; Eastern BAM ; Sakha Republic ; Sakhalin Island ; Kamchatka -- Understand. Russia today ; History ; The Russian people ; Religion ; Performing arts & music ; Literature & cinema ; Architecture & visual art ; Food & drink ; Landscape & wildlife -- Survival guide. Directory, A-Z ; Transport ; Language.

A guide to traveling in Russia that provides information on the country's history, culture, top experiences, out-of-the-way locales, and architectural wonders, and provides listings for hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Plan Your Trip
  • Welcome to Russia (p. 6)
  • Russia Map (p. 8)
  • Russia's Top 20 (p. 10)
  • Need to Know (p. 20)
  • First Time Russia (p. 22)
  • Getting Your Visa (p. 24)
  • If You Like... (p. 27)
  • Month by Month (p. 30)
  • Itineraries (p. 33)
  • Great Train Journeys (p. 37)
  • Russian Adventures (p. 41)
  • Regions at a Glance (p. 47)
  • On The Road
  • Moscow (p. 52)
  • Around Moscow (p. 122)
  • Country Estates (p. 122)
  • Istra (p. 124)
  • Borodino (p. 124)
  • Golden Ring (p. 126)
  • Vladimir (p. 127)
  • Suzdal (p. 131)
  • Plyos (p. 136)
  • Kostroma (p. 136)
  • Yarosavl (p. 141)
  • Rostov-Veliky (p. 145)
  • Pereslavl-Zalessky (p. 147)
  • Sergiev Posad (p. 148)
  • St Petersburg (p. 151)
  • Around St Petersburg (p. 209)
  • Peterhof (p. 210)
  • Oranienbaum (p. 213)
  • Strelna & Around (p. 214)
  • Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) (p. 215)
  • Pavlovsk (p. 217)
  • Gatchina (p. 218)
  • Kronshtadt (p. 219)
  • Leningrad Region (p. 220)
  • Vyborg (p. 220)
  • Staraya Ladoga (p. 223)
  • Tikhvin (p. 224)
  • Western European Russia (p. 226)
  • South of Moscow (p. 227)
  • Tula (p. 227)
  • Yasnaya Polyana (p. 231)
  • Yelets (p. 232)
  • Voronezh (p. 234)
  • Oryol (p. 236)
  • North & West of Moscow (p. 240)
  • Smolensk (p. 240)
  • Tver (p. 245)
  • Ostashkov & Lake Seliger (p. 248)
  • Veliky Novgorod (p. 249)
  • Staraya Russa (p. 255)
  • Pskov (p. 256)
  • Stary Izborsk (p. 261)
  • Pechory (p. 262)
  • Kaliningrad Region (p. 263)
  • Kaliningrad (p. 265)
  • Svetlogorsk (p. 273)
  • Yantarny (p. 275)
  • Zelenogradsk (p. 276)
  • Kurshskaya Kosa (p. 276)
  • Northern European Russia (p. 278)
  • Republic of Karelia (p. 280)
  • Petrozavodsk (p. 280)
  • Around Petrozavodsk (p. 284)
  • Kizhi (p. 284)
  • Northern Lake Ladoga (p. 286)
  • Sortavala (p. 286)
  • Valaam (p. 286)
  • White Sea (p. 287)
  • Kem & Rabocheostrovsk (p. 287)
  • Solovetsky Islands (p. 288)
  • Arkhangelsk (p. 292)
  • Malye Karely (p. 297)
  • Kola Peninsula (p. 297)
  • Central Kola (p. 297)
  • Apatity (p. 297)
  • Kirovsk (p. 298)
  • Monchegorsk (p. 300)
  • Lovozero (p. 301)
  • Murmansk (p. 302)
  • Vologda & Around (p. 309)
  • Vologda (p. 309)
  • Totma (p. 314)
  • Kargopol (p. 315)
  • Around Kargopol (p. 317)
  • Kenozero National Park (p. 317)
  • Volga Region (p. 318)
  • Nizhny Novgorod Region (p. 320)
  • Nizhny Novgorod (p. 320)
  • Gorodets (p. 326)
  • Republic of Tatarstan (p. 326)
  • Kazan (p. 326)
  • Sviyazhsk (p. 333)
  • Ulyanovsk & Samara Regions (p. 333)
  • Ulyanovsk (p. 333)
  • Samara (p. 335)
  • Samara Bend (p. 339)
  • Shiryaevo (p. 339)
  • Saratov & Volgograd Regions (p. 340)
  • Saratov (p. 340)
  • Volgograd (p. 341)
  • Astrakhan Region (p. 345)
  • Astrakhan (p. 345)
  • Volga Delta (p. 348)
  • Republic of Kalmykia (p. 349)
  • Elista (p. 349)
  • On the Road
  • Russian Caucasus (p. 353)
  • Kuban Steppe (p. 356)
  • Rostov-on-Don (p. 356)
  • Around Rostov (p. 358)
  • Starocherkassk (p. 358)
  • Krasnodar (p. 359)
  • Black Sea Coast (p. 361)
  • Sochi (p. 361)
  • Around Sochi (p. 367)
  • Zelenaya Roscha (p. 367)
  • Agura Valley (p. 367)
  • Mt Fisht (p. 368)
  • Adler (p. 368)
  • Krasnaya Polyana (p. 369)
  • Mineral Water Spas (p. 372)
  • Mineralnye Vody (p. 372)
  • Pyatigorsk (p. 373)
  • Kislovodsk (p. 376)
  • Central Caucasus (p. 378)
  • Dombay & Teberda (p. 378)
  • Arkhyz (p. 382)
  • Nalchik (p. 383)
  • Elbrus Area (p. 384)
  • The Urals (p. 389)
  • Perm Territory (p. 392)
  • Perm (p. 392)
  • Around Perm (p. 396)
  • Khokhlovka (p. 396)
  • Kungur (p. 396)
  • Sverdlovsk Region (p. 397)
  • Yekaterinburg (p. 397)
  • Around Yekaterinburg (p. 403)
  • Ganina Yama (p. 403)
  • Nevyansk & Around (p. 403)
  • Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha & Around (p. 404)
  • Republic of Bashkortostan & Chelyabinsk Region (p. 404)
  • Ufa (p. 404)
  • Ufa to Chelyabinsk (p. 407)
  • Zyuratkul National Park (p. 407)
  • Taganay National Park (p. 408)
  • Chelyabinsk (p. 408)
  • Western Siberia (p. 410)
  • Tyumen (p. 412)
  • Tobolsk (p. 415)
  • Omsk (p. 418)
  • Novosibirsk (p. 419)
  • Tomsk (p. 425)
  • Novokuznetsk (p. 430)
  • Sheregesh (p. 431)
  • Altai (p. 433)
  • Barnaul (p. 433)
  • Biysk (p. 437)
  • Gorno-Altaisk (p. 438)
  • Around Gorno-Altaisk (p. 440)
  • Aya (p. 440)
  • Manzherok (p. 441)
  • Lake Teletskoe & Artybash (p. 442)
  • Chemal (p. 443)
  • Onguday (p. 446)
  • Aktash (p. 446)
  • Kosh-Agach (p. 447)
  • Ust-Koksa, Tyungur & Mt Belukha (p. 448)
  • Eastern Siberia (p. 450)
  • Khakassia Republic & Southern Krasnoyarsk Territory (p. 453)
  • Abakan (p. 453)
  • Around Abakan (p. 456)
  • Usinsky Trakt (p. 457)
  • Tuva (p. 458)
  • Kyzyl (p. 460)
  • Around Kyzyl (p. 463)
  • From Kyzyl to Erzin (p. 464)
  • Western Tuva (p. 464)
  • Krasnoyarsk Region (p. 466)
  • Krasnoyarsk (p. 466)
  • Divnogorsk (p. 472)
  • Western BAM (p. 473)
  • Tayshet (p. 473)
  • Bratsk (p. 473)
  • Severobaikalsk (p. 474)
  • Around Severobaikalsk (p. 477)
  • Lake Baikal (p. 478)
  • Irkutsk (p. 479)
  • Listvyanka (p. 488)
  • Port Baikal (p. 491)
  • Bolshie Koty (p. 491)
  • Olkhon Island (p. 492)
  • South Baikal & the Tunka Valley (p. 493)
  • Eastern Baikal (p. 496)
  • Southern Buryatiya & Zabaikalsky Territory (p. 497)
  • Ulan-Ude (p. 498)
  • Around Ulan-Ude (p. 505)
  • Kyakhta (p. 506)
  • Chita (p. 507)
  • Around Chita (p. 510)
  • Russian Far East (p. 512)
  • Eastern Trans-Siberian (p. 514)
  • Blagoveshchensk (p. 514)
  • Birobidzhan (p. 516)
  • Khabarovsk (p. 518)
  • Vladivostok (p. 524)
  • Eastern BAM (p. 534)
  • Tynda (p. 534)
  • Komsomolskna-Amure (p. 535)
  • Verkhnyaya Ekon (p. 538)
  • Sakha Republic (p. 538)
  • Yakutsk (p. 538)
  • Around Yakutsk (p. 545)
  • Sakhalin Island (p. 545)
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (p. 546)
  • Kholmsk (p. 550)
  • Kamchatka (p. 550)
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (p. 551)
  • Around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (p. 558)
  • Esso (p. 559)
  • Understand
  • Russia Today (p. 562)
  • History (p. 565)
  • The Russian People (p. 597)
  • Religion (p. 603)
  • Performing Arts & Music (p. 606)
  • Literature & Cinema (p. 611)
  • Architecture & Visual Art (p. 617)
  • Food & Drink (p. 623)
  • Landscape & Wildlife (p. 631)
  • Survival Guide
  • Directory A-Z (p. 638)
  • Transport (p. 649)
  • Language (p. 664)
  • Index (p. 675)
  • Map Legend (p. 694)
  • Special Features
  • Getting Your Visa (p. 24)
  • Great Train Journeys (p. 37)
  • Russian Adventures (p. 41)
  • Kremlin 3D Illustration (p. 58)
  • Hermitage 3D Illustration (p. 156)