Russia - Volga Region (PDF Chapter)

Russia - Volga Region (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Volga Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.

The Volga, one of Europe’s great rivers, winds for some 3530km through Russia’s heartland and has been a part of the continent’s longest ‘highway’ since time immemorial. The stretch of the Volga between Nizhny Novgorod and the Caspian Sea forms a rich and fascinating cultural region.

  • explore the marshy waterways of the Volga Delta as the river approaches the Caspian Sea
  • maps
  • climb the stairs and paths of Volgograd’s magnificent memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad, Mamaev Kurgan
  • transport
  • sail the Volga on a short excursion or cruise, from any major city on the river such as Sara-tov
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Sa-mara Bend, Tolyatti, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Elista.

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