Russia - Western European Russia (Chapter)
This is the Western European Russia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
This ancient, Arcadian region showcases Mother Russia at her most fertile: Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and nothing less than the modern country itself were all born here. It’s a lofty legacy and nowhere does Western European Russia let you forget it.
- return to rural 19th-century Russia at Yasnaya Polyana, the leafy estate and final resting place of Leo Tolstoy
- light a candle in the spooky underground tombs of Pechory Monastery, where solemn monks show you their dead
- explore a magnificent kremlin, ancient churches and monasteries in tourist-friendly Veliky Novgorod
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: South of Moscow, Tula Тула, Yasnaya Polyana, Yelets, Voronezh , Oryol, North & West of Moscow, Smolensk, Tver, Ostashkov & Lake Seliger, Veliky Novgorod, Staraya Russa, Pskov, Stary Izborsk, Pechory, When to Go, Sights, Sleeping, Drinking & Nightlife,.Entertainment, Eating, History, Festivals & Events and Shopping.
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