Northwestern Russia

Regions » Northwestern Russia

The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia
was the official residence of the Russian Tsars
from 1732 to 1917.

The Northwestern Russia is home to St. Petersburg, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But this region has much more to offer for tourists. The nature offers beautiful views of rivers and lakes, while the rich history provides an opportunity to visit elegant villas and palaces, churches, cathedrals, bridges and other places connected with life and work of such famous people as Alexander Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov, Viktor Tsoy, Ilya Repin, Pyotr Chaykovsky and others. Outdoors lovers will enjoy the seasons which range from warm humid summers to very cold snowy winters. The official name for Northwestern Russia is Northwestern Federal District. Below is the list of oblasts that comprise the Northwestern District of Russia.

  • Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • Kaliningrad Oblast
  • Komi Republic
  • Leningrad Oblast
  • Murmansk Oblast
  • Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Novgorod Oblast
  • Pskov Oblast
  • Republic of Karelia
  • Saint Petersburg City
  • Vologda Oblast


Largest Cities in the Northwestern Russia

The biggest cities in the Northwestern Russia include:

Rank City in English Russian name Population
1. Saint Petersburg Са́нкт-Петербу́рг 4,661,219
2. Kaliningrad Калинингра́д 430,003
3. Arkhangelsk Арха́нгельск 356,051
4. Murmansk Му́рманск 336,137
5. Cherepovets Черепове́ц 311,869
6. Vologda Во́логда 293,046
7. Petrozavodsk Петрозаво́дск 266,160
8. Syktyvkar Сыктывка́р 230,011
9. Veliky Novgorod Вели́кий Но́вгород 216,200
10. Pskov Псков 202,780
11. Severodvinsk Северодви́нск 201,551
12. Ukhta Ухта́ 127,100
13. Velikiye Luki Вели́кие Лу́ки 100,309

All population figures are as of the 2002 Census.

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