Welcome to Krasnov Travel Agency, Perm, Russia
Specialist in Ural Tourism
Perm is not the modal industrial Russian
city that some people believe it is. Europe's most eastern city
at the foothills of the Ural Mountains has a rich cultural history
and offers a wide range of must-see places.
It is a leading theatre city (it boasted Chaikovsky, Diaghilev,
Nadezhda Pavlova) and is known for Mikhail Romanov (the last
Russian Tsar), who spent his last years in Perm. Not many foreigners
are familiar with Perm, though, mainly because the city was the
main centre of Soviet war industry and an absolute fortress - a
closed and secret zone inaccessible even to non-Perm-residents,
during Soviet times. Because of its closed history, Perm has never
had much influence from the outside world. Therefore, it is now
one of few places in Russia where the true habits and traditions
of Russian culture can be experienced...
Perm (population 1.2 million) offers all that one can expect from a big
city. Perm hotels come in all
types and sizes and the same goes for its public amenities and its nightlife.
As for transport, Perm is accessible through the Trans
Siberian Express railroad, through Russia's main motorways, through
the Perm airport and through the Kama river - Europe's 4th largest river
As the cultural heart and the former capital of the Urals, Perm is always
directly associated with the Ural Mountains. In terms of tourism, the
Perm province (Prikamye) is a favourite destination for nature tours in
the Urals, because of its extreme diversity. The Perm province, in fact,
has a number of rivers and caves that is unmatched in Russia - perfect
for long or short outdoor Ural Mountain tours:
Come to Perm and you might find yourself 400m underground in a working
salt mine of the historical city of Solikamsk,
taking a shot of Russian vodka in the Urals' oldest vodka distillery or
having a barbecue at the Europe-Asia border obelisk! And during a holiday
here, one simply cannot miss staying overnight at a traditional Russian
wooden house with banya (Russian sauna) in a Ural Mountain village.
In short, the Perm province is an adventure, it offers great possibilities
- active outdoor travel, cultural tours, or Transsib stopovers, be it
summer or winter! Krasnov Travel Agency wishes
you welcome to the REAL Russia!