Russia

The Baltic port of Kaliningrad sits in an isolated exclave of Russia squeezed between Poland…

Capital of Tatarstan, its skyline studded with onion domes and minarets, Kazan is a curiously…

Russia’s capital and Europe’s largest city, Moscow has a long footballing heritage. The game arrived…

A city closed to outsiders for half a century until 1990, Nizhny Novgorod has little…

Not to be confused with its namesake town of gleaming medieval churches in the Golden…

During World War II, Samara was designated as the alternative capital were Moscow to fall,…

The Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue for the Confederations Cup in 2017 and World…

St Petersburg is in a constant battle with Moscow for the right to be the…

Capital of energy-rich Bashkortostan, Ufa is a busy metropolis of a million citizens, half of…

Forever associated with the Battle of Stalingrad, Volgograd is today a pleasant, bustling port set…