Teberda - an unknown resort in the Caucasus Russian Federation How many will now remember that before the collapse of the USSR, Karachay-Cherkessia was only an autonomous region within the Stavropol Territory? It turns out that before its separation, the region known throughout the country for its resorts had even more of them within its borders. Together with Dombai, the Stavropol Territory lost another one - Teberda, with a very peculiar profile. There is no sea, ski slopes, healing waters and mud. But the local air, blown from the peaks by mountain winds, is considered special and healing, for example, in the treatment of tuberculosis. But today Teberda is a purely local resort, like some Kashin.
Dombay - the soul of the Soviet tourist Russian Federation This year in the Caucasus was not only lazy. Covid opened this region to Russians, and the Caucasus had to get used to the influx of tourists. Back in July, we started planning our autumn vacation at KMV. At first they wanted to drive from there to Dombay, Arkhyz or Elbrus without spending the night. But as we worked out the route from the beautiful, but boring cities of the KMV, we leaned more and more towards the wild nature of the republics. At first they allowed one night, then they realized that this was not enough.
Flight to Evenkia - the way to the mainland Russian Federation The Krasnoyarsk Territory is the second largest constituent entity of Russia, second only to Yakutia. Almost a third of this region is occupied by the mysterious Evenkia, on the territory of which the geographical center of Russia, the Putorana plateau, is located, as well as the place where the Tunguska meteorite fell. The all-season connection of Evenkia with the mainland is accessible only by air. During the navigation season, you can also get to the Evenki villages by water, but such a trip can take up to 10 days.
On pickups to the ends of the earth Russian Federation In August 2020, together with Sergey Sayman, we took two Volkswagen Amarok pickups for tests, assembled a team of 8 people (including us) and drove to the very edge of the European part of Russia - Cape German, which is located in the Murmansk region. And, of course, on the way we stopped at many beautiful interesting places in our country, which I will tell you about in this post.
Gorokhovets is my little paradise! Russian Federation This name came across to me many times over the thirty years of my life in Moscow. And, if I always remembered about Torzhok, I only remembered about Gorokhovets, to see another cute photo from those places. As now with me and Nerekhta.
Moreover, she confused Gorokhovets with Gorodets.
Tatarstan: the island city of Sviyazhsk Russian Federation The city was built in just 4 weeks on the high bank of the Sviyaga River, at the place where it flows into the Volga. From here there was an excellent view in all directions, besides, it was less than a day's journey to the capital of the Kazan Khanate. The city was going unnoticed by the enemy. The assembly site for buildings and structures of the future fortress was located in Uglich, from where the dismantled logs were floated downstream. At the construction site, logs were fished and assembled on site. Initially, the city consisted of eighteen towers, residential buildings and an Orthodox church. The fortress fully fulfilled its purpose: a year after its foundation, Kazan was taken.
Primorsk - port on the Gulf of Finland Russian Federation To the north-west of the Leningrad region, to the Finnish border, people usually travel along the dangerous, but conditionally fast "Scandinavia" highway. Few will decide without any particular reason, having overcome Sestroretsk and Zelenogorsk, which make up the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg, to go along the winding Primorskoe highway. This curved and narrow road is fully consistent with its name: like the Dzhubga - Sochi highway, it does not move away from the sea for more than a couple of kilometers, and sometimes comes close to it. It leads to the south-west of the Vyborg region - a protected part of the Karelian Isthmus, where the Gulf of Finland is most similar to the sea.
Track "Kolyma" or "Road of Bones". Ride the road with the creepiest story Russian Federation The "Road of Bones" between Yakutsk and Magadan is perhaps the most beautiful and at the same time terrible thing that I have seen for the entire time of autotravels. 2000 kilometers mainly on a dirt road through impassable taiga, swamps and beautiful mountains in completely deserted places with the harshest climate. How many lives she took during the construction and continues to take so far. Along the way, there are constantly monuments dedicated to the Gulag, the drivers who died on it and the smashed cars. A ride on it is a real test of your strength, endurance and the expansion of the comfort zone.