World Cup 2018

Old Jul 12, 16, 9:05 pm
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World Cup 2018

Starting to plan this with some friends of mine, and so far we are naturally keen on Moscow at St Petersburg as destinations not just for games, but for sightseeing as well.

We are pretty open to suggestions as to where to go with destinations below:

www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/index.html

Most places I can see will need to be flown, but is for example rail a cheaper alternative?

Keen on places with a lot of history, culture, good food.

Suggestions?
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Old Jul 12, 16, 11:58 pm
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All of the cities can be reached by rail, will take quite some time for the distant ones (Sochi, Ekaterinburg, etc).
I think for most visitors the 1st choice outside of Moscow and SPb should be Kazan.
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Old Jul 13, 16, 1:13 am
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And Sochi. And Nizhny Novgorod.

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Old Jul 13, 16, 2:10 am
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NN is good, too, can't agree about Sochi - doesn't really have anything interesting related to history/culture except for the Olympic venues.
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Believe me. Sochi now is one of the most attractive regions in Russia. For example Volgograd has a victorious history. But what to do and to see in Volgograd except Mamayev Kurgan?
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If I had the same interests as the OP I'd have chosen Volgograd over Sochi any time of day. So we should probably leave it for him to decide

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Old Jul 13, 16, 5:08 pm
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Thanks everyone so far. Given me a good start to my planning.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 10:48 pm
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Agreed about Kazan had a good time when I diverted there on my trans-sib adventure.
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