Southern Russia

The cradle of ancient civilisations, and home to dozens of ethnic groups, there's no other region in Russia as diverse as the South. Located at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, the South is a unique amalgamation of Eastern, Western and local cultures where Christianity coexists with Islam and Buddhism. It is the land of medieval churches and watchtowers, awe-inspiring mountain sceneries with green valleys and snow-capped peaks in the distance, salt lakes and deserts, vineyards and beaches. It is home to the most popular Russian beach resorts on the Black Sea coast and ski resorts on the slopes of the Caucasus mountains, and a wonderful heritage of architecture and crafts.

Places to Go

Astrakhan

Azov

Krasnodar

Rostov-on-Don

Sochi

Volgograd