Russia is a transcontinental country. It is the world’s largest country and is in Eastern Europe and North Asia. It is a diverse nation that shares its borders with several countries- Norway, Estonia, Finland, China, North Korea, Mongolia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. In the month of October, Russia enters it’s peak Autumn season. The temperature drops even further low during the course of this month. The average temperature is 6 degrees celsius and maximum temperature is 8 degrees celsius. The minimum temperature is 3 degrees celsius.
October is the perfect time to visit Russia because the cities are less crowded and are blanketed with the beautiful hues of Autumn. It’s warm and cosy indoors. It rains once in a while. Therefore, one can enjoy the cold, the cosiness and the rain, all in one single month. Also, winters in Russia can be brutally cold and it’s better to avoid visiting Russia after October. By October, all the summer visitors are already gone and hence, there won’t be any rush. The pace of the city becomes laidback and it is easier to get ballet and opera tickets. Summers are hot and humid. Mosquitos are common in summer. Also, prices lean on the expensive side.
Popular Events And Festivals In Russia In October
- Central Exhibition Science Festival
- Ensemble Labyrinthus: Festival Musica Mensurata
- Ensemble Labyrinthus: The race happens in former Winter Olympics Park
- Free museum days in Moscow- It will be held throughout the 3rd week of October.
- Autumn Fair Food in Pleasure(30th September to 4th October)- It provides information on healthy lifestyle, education, development, cozy house, clothing, footwear, accessories, food, etc. One can sell and/or buy in this fair. It happens in Tyumen, Russia.
- Motor Expo Show(1st -4th October)- This will happen at the Siberia International Exhibition and Business Center, Krasnoyarsk
- Interregional Exhibition and Sale of Antiques and Collectibles(Antique Salon and world of entertainment)- It is visited by more than 10,000 people every year. People who are passionate about antiques, vintage products and collectors gather here to witness this Exhibition. This exhibition will start on the 1st of October and end by the 4th. Many rare items are found here.
- Theatre festivals
- Autumn Fair(10th to 11th October)- This fair features agricultural products, culinary, consumer goods, foods and beverages. It will happen in Arkhangelsk.
- Education Fair(8th October)- It will happen in Lotte Hotel Vladivostok. Candidates and their parents can meet the various educational institutions’ representatives.
Visiting Russia in October makes a lot of sense economically because the surged tourist prices will once again come back to normal rates as all the summer tourists will be gone by October. There will be less crowd and hence business owners will want to attract customers with their competitive pocket-friendly prices. Opera and theatre tickets will be readily available. It is cheapest to fly to Russia in October, November, March and late August but, visiting in October has tonnes of benefits! In summers main tourist sites are crowded. Hotel prices will be cheaper. Train tickets will be cheaper.
Russia is affordable for Indians. 1 Rupees equals 1.07 Ruble.
5 Places To Visit In Russia In October
Here are some of the best places to visit in Russia in October to witness the cultural, historical and architectural charm:
1. Fountains Of Peterh
It is the most famous collection of fountains. It draws millions of visitors every year. It is basically a park with several fountains spread across. It is located outside the Peterhof Palace in Russia. This is one of the best places to visit in Russia in October.
2. Parks Of Pushkin
It is one of the most beautiful parks of Saransk, in Mordovia, Russia. It is approximately 40 hectares. This park is a leisurely place for people of all ages. Many events are hosted here. Pushkin Park has 3 main attractions and they are, a big wheel, a brass band and a train for kids and their parents. The brass band plays every Sunday.
3. Golden Ring Countryside
The Golden ring is basically a collection of several small towns and cities that are situated on the north-eastern side of Moscow. It’s quiet and peaceful with beautiful countryside views. One can enjoy ancient architecture here.
4. Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal is an ancient mountain lake close to Mongolian border. It is the deepest lake in the world and it has a great network of hiking roads, known as the Baikal Trail. Dog-sledding, winter-time ice skating, wildlife spotting are common activities here for the tourists.
5. Ember Room
It is situated at the Catherine Palace. This chamber has been renovated several times. Many officials hid treasures here behind the wallpaper to hide from the Nazis during World War II. This room consists of gold leafs and mirrors and is a marvelous sight to witness.
5 Things To Do In Russia In October
Here are some of the most interesting things to do in Russia in October with your family and friends:
1. Samara Academic Opera And Ballet Theatre
Your evening can be turned into something very special by watching the performance at Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. The decorations, ballet, symphony orchestra, costumes, music and dancing; everything is special here.
Location: Ploshchad’ Kuybysheva, 1, Samara, Samarskaya Oblast’, Russia, 443010
Timings: 10 AM-7:00 PM
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2. Red Valley Skiing
It is the heart of skiing and snowboarding. This place also hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014. It has wide and diverse slopes that are perfect for skiing and snowboarding. It is one of the top adventurous things to try in Russia.
3. Star City Zero Gravity Flight
It is situated in outer Moscow. It is a training centre for cosmonauts. Here, one can leap into the future while diving into the past. Several years ago, the Soviet Military facility took secrecy to a severe level by hiding this place from all the maps. It did not exist on any map. No record was there about this place. If you seek an adrenaline rush, go for the simulated rocket launch or a zero gravity flight. This is a unique experience and shouldn’t be missed.
Location- Zvezdny gorodok, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141160
4. Lenin’s Mausoleum
It is a stunning attraction centre for tourists. It is considered as the ‘modern mummy’ in today’s world. Vladimir Lenin’s body is embalmed and it lies within a granite and labradorite pyramid.
Location: Red square, Moscow, 109012
5. Laika Monument
Laika was a Russian mutt. He is the first animal to go into space. The sweet dog was trained and fitted into a space suit before sending him to space in the year 1957. This place has been built to mark the bond between humans and dogs which has been there for centuries. It cherishes the friendship between a man and a dog. This monument was built in 2008.
Location: Moscow, Russia
The rich history, world-famous art and architecture, the hospitality and fascinating culture are some of the reasons why you should visit Russia. If you are feeling adventurous, then Russia is the perfect place for you because it provides a wide array of adventurous activities. It is perfect for experience seekers, globe trotters, history buffs, adrenaline junkies, families and religious people. The Temple for All Religions is a unique feature about Russia. October is a perfect time to visit Russia because everything is cheap and the landscape looks mesmerising.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Russia In October
A. Russia is a safe country, in general. There are certain risky areas that one must try to avoid like the border with Ukraine. The Trans-Siberian route is safe.
A. Moscow is Russia’s most foreign-friendly city. All metro stops are announced in English and most signs have translations. 1 out of 7 people can speak in English. Google Translator can be very useful.
A. The main course can be beef, stroganoff, chicken or meat in any form, fish in any form and veggies.
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