Central Russia is located in the country's extreme west, but it casts the main role in Russian history and economics. It is the most visited part of the country and very well known abroad as European Russia or also Western Russia comprising roughly 3,960,000 square kilometres and spanning across 40% of Europe. The territory of  Central Russia  is about 3,8% of total Russian territory and its  population is about  38,679,000 with  land area - 650,205 sq. km.

This area includes Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two largest cities of Russia, famous Golden Ring and Volga River area. Its Eastern border is defined by the Ural Mountans and in the South it is defined by the border with Kazakhstan.


In winter average temperature is about −10-15 °C. In summer average temperature is about +25 °C.

Main cities

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Novossibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok. The distances between cities are good and to reach them up you can fly or even easily drive.

How to get by train

  • To St. Petersburg train Sapsan 164, 166 (the duration of the trip is 3 h 40 min)
  • Train 060 Moscow – St. Petersburg (the duration of the trip is 8 h 10 min)
  • To Kazan train 050 Moscow –Kazan (the duration of the trip is 11 h 20 min)
  • To Nizhny Novgorod train Sapsan 172 Moscow-Nijniy Novgorod (the duration of the trip is 3 h 55 min) or train 056 Moscow- Nijniy Novgorod (the duration of the trip is 6 h 15 min)
  • To Vladimir train Sapsan 172 Moscow-Vladimir (the duration of the trip is 1 h 45 min) or train 002 Moscow – Vladimir (the duration of the trip is 2 h 55 min)To Yaroslavl train 376 Moscow-Yaroslavl  (the duration of the trip is 4 h 26 min)
  • To Volgograd train 001 Moscow-Volgograd (the duration of the trip is 18 h 43 min)