The central beach of Khabarovsk. Acquaintance with the region should obviously start with its capital. Most flights from Moscow arrive here (although there are also some flights to Komsomolsk-on-Amur), round-trip tickets cost starts at 16,000 roubles ($280). A flight from Moscow takes about seven hours.
Amut mountain lake, 70 kilometres from Komsomolsk-on-Amur: Already in flight you understand that the main treasure of the region is its nature, absolutely untouched in some places.
Khabarovsk is home to about a half of the entire population of the region – more than 600,000 people.
The road "Amur" connects Khabarovsk with Chita. The construction of the road began before the Revolution of 1917, when it was called the "Old Moscow Route". Today, its length is 2,165 kilometres.
In 2010, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a test-drive of then-new model Lada Kalina on the Amur road.
The nearest Chinese village of Fuyuan is only 65 kilometres away, there is a motor ship departing from the river station.
In Khabarovsk, many pre-revolutionary buildings were preserved, primarily in the city centre. For example, on Muraviev-Amursky Street, you should pay attention to the building of the former city council.
A fountain on the Lenin Square.
Residents of Khabarovsk travel to the neighbouring Fuyuan for cheap Chinese goods. Due to its vicinity, China has long been not exotic for the locals. Most of the townspeople know at least a few words in Chinese.
Monument to YCL builders of Komsomolsk-on-Amur on the site where the first group of volunteer builders landed on May 10, 1932. Komsomolsk-on-Amur is the second-largest city in the region with 250,000 of residents.
One of the plants of the Sukhoi aviation concern operates in the city. The Gagarin Aircraft Plant assembles famous Su-30 fighter jets.
The Komsomolsk-on-Amur Museum of Local Lore reveals the history of the region through the destinies of people who once conquered and settled these harsh places.
The Dormition Cathedral of Khabarovsk, originally built in 1886, was then demolished under the Soviet governmental decree in 1930. The modern church was constructed in 2002.
Nature is the main reason to visit the Khabarovsk region. In summer, you shold to visit at least for the sake of looking at the flowering of lotuses.
The Amur River
The Khabarovsk region ranks third in Russia in terms of its area, but only more than 1.3 million people live here. Wild forests stretching for hundreds of kilometres are making it almost impossible to meet another human. Nevertheless, there are plenty of sights in this vast area, both man-made and created by nature itself. Lenta.ru shows and tells what is worth seeing in the Khabarovsk region.