Samara is located in the
middle cource of the
Volga river nearby the Zhiguly mountains.
Samara is a large historical, scientific, educational and cultural centre, the fifth largest Russian city with the population over 1.5 million people.
On the one hand Samara is an old merchant city with historic monuments that date back to the 16th century. On the other hand Samara is a modern, fast developing organism with an international airport, a river port, a largest in Europe railway station, a number of universities, international banks, international hotel chains and shopping malls.
Samara offers various entertainment facilities: theatres, museums, cinemas, exhibitions, restaurants of various cuisines and night clubs. One of the most popular museums is a unique Stalin’s bunker which has preserved an authentic ambience of the 1940s. The features include a conference hall, offices for the top Kremlin authorities, living rooms, a dining room, all furnished in moderation.
The most beautiful place in the city is the Volga river front. Here visitors and guests can enjoy a magnificent and breathtaking view of the greatest river in Europe and the Zhiguli Mountains. Summer sunsets over the Volga look really magnificent.
In the end of June – the beginning of July the weather in Samara is mild and warm, the temperature varies from 15 to 35°C.
The approximate rate of exchange is expected to be:
$1 – 26-29 RUB
€1 – 35-38 RUB
There are flights of some
(from Frankfurt, Forli and Prague)
to the International airport "Kurumoch" of Samara City.
It also can be reached
from Moscow or from St. Petersburg by plane.