Russkie Prostori continue to explore FIFA destinations and Anastasiya Korenevskaya visited Samara, a Southern city surrounded by rivers, valleys and mountains.



Samara is a large historical and cultural city known for the production of aerospace launch vehicles, satellites and various space services and an important role it played in the history of Russia. The rocket R-7 manufactured in Samara in 1958 for the "Soyuz" monument-museum was installed in honor of the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space.

4 hotels of international chains opened its doors for city guests: Renaissance by Marriott, Hampton by Hilton, Holiday Inn and IBIS- they are all located in 15 minutes’ drive from the city center. There is also a variety of small cozy non-chain hotels all over the city and its suburbs. In honor of the merits of Samara in space, the FIFA stadium received the name “Kosmos” (“Space”). Renaissance Samara Hotel is planning to be 80% pre-booked for the FIFA. The stadium’s capacity is 45000pax and it is located 14km from city center and Train station. Anastasiya was exceptionally impressed with the state of the art new airport “Kurumoch” opened in February, the train station with 95m height panoramic observation desk and Railway museum on the 2nd floor.

The city is very cozy and clean, in the historical center you will walk along ancient churches and mansions. Kuibysheva square is the largest in Europe, the Volga river embankment is the longest and most beautiful in Povolzhye. You can also visit Stalins’ bunker with impressive sound and light effects and World War aged staff and 12 hectare open air Museum of Military technics in Togliatti. The city has plenty of incentive opportunities including suburban shooting center, horse riding club and countryside resort.



#russkieprostori DMC will be happy to send you more information on the city and assist you with a program in any FIFA destination.

Photos are takes from the website http://samara.rgo.ru/2011/01/30/camara-vysoty-ptichego-polyota