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Cities in the FSU
« on: December 22, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »
I wanted to get other member's opinion on which are the most walkable cities in the FSU?  Which cities would you say have the majority of their attractions and sights centrally located.  I think Minsk fits this description.  I would say Moscow has most of the attractions within the ring. 

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Re: Cities in the FSU
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 10:39:38 PM »
I wanted to get other member's opinion on which are the most walkable cities in the FSU?  Which cities would you say have the majority of their attractions and sights centrally located.  I think Minsk fits this description.  I would say Moscow has most of the attractions within the ring.

Moscow is a big city and has radically changed in appearance since the end of communism. But the underground is amazing and it makes it possible to move around. St. Petersburg is more interesting and smaller with a historic core.

Mendy when he was active produced an interesting thread of the cities of the Russian Golden Ring. I have numerous invitations to see Nizhny Novgorod and it does seem interesting an amazing kremlin and some interesting museums.

In Ukraine which I know better, there is both Kiev and Odessa. But Kiev suffers many of the same problems as Moscow. Way to the West in Ukraine is L'viv well worth a visit.

I can not comment on Minsk, never been there.

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Re: Cities in the FSU
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 11:06:52 PM »
I was in Lvov last year. Although beautiful it is not quite walkable.  It is quite difficult to navigate because of small cobbled streets that form like a maze. 

Minsk for example has straight wide sidewalks which make walking a nice and easy experience.