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Plenty of fun in Siberia for Russians who can't afford to go abroad this winter

By Kate Baklitskaya
19 December 2014

Here's how people can substitute Siberia after the falls of the rouble.

'Siberia is the best place for tourism in the world'. Picture: Anton Perebeinos

You wanted to ski in France? 

A ski pass for the French resort L'Alpe d'Huez is 48.50 euro or 3637 roubles. But if you don't want to overpay, just choose Sheregesh resort in Kemerovo region, and enjoy 3 days of skiing for the same price.

A standard ticket for the London Eye  is £20.95 or 2021 roubles. We have a better option with a more breathtaking view for you. 

You'll need slightly less then that for an ice dive in Lake Baikal if you are a certified scuba diver or a little more if you are doing it for the first time.

Tourism in Siberia


Tourism in Siberia

Ice dive in Lake Baikal and skiing at Sheregesh resort in Kemerovo region. Pictures: AGE/EASTNEWS, Maksim Kiselyov

A glass of Pinot Noir in a Rome cafe on average costs 8 euro, or 600 roubles. But if you want to try something really special go for stroganina - sushi made of  frozen Siberian fish, portion of which will cost you the same price in a Sakha Republic restaurant. 

The Empire state building (main deck only) costs 29$ which is 1800 roubles.

For the same amount of money you can go up the Visotsky observation deck. Yes, it's only a little more than half the height of the Empire State (Visotsky Tower is 186 metres tall) but it gives a splendid view of Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural region on Siberia's western fringe.

Tourism in Siberia


Tourism in Siberia

Tasty stroganina from Yakutia and splendid view from Visotsky Tower in Yekaterinburg. Pictures: ykt.ru, ekamag

Vienna is the capital of classical music, but tickets maybe difficult for some with the fall in the rouble's exchange rate.  A ticket for the balcony at the Vienna Opera Theatre is 116 euro or 8700 roubles.

For the same money you can visit Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre - famed for world class stars such as Igor Zelensky and Sergei Polunin no less than 21 times!

You planned to go to Copenhagen and discover the city by bicycle? A day's bicycle rent costs you 70 Krone or 795 roubles. For the same money in Khanty-Mansiysk you can ride a deer sled 3 times - and trust us it's quite an experience.

Tourism in Siberia


Tourism in Siberia

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and riding deer sled in Khanty-Mansiysk. Pictures: Slava Stepanov, Nadezhda Sobolevskaya

You were thinking about visit your friend in the US?

For the same money, invite your friend to fly to Russia and travel the Trans-Siberian railway adventure from Moscow to Vladivostok.

One week on the railway, passing through cities and forests, and thousands of memories to make. That's what we call a good travel plan.

Tourism in Siberia


Tourism in Siberia

 Trans-Siberian railway in winter and in summer. Pictures: AF1461, Russian Railways

Comments (2)

Beautiful photos....big like. For winter-holidays Siberia seems to be the right place. Merry Christmas to all of you in Siberia!
Toni, Dortmund
23/12/2014 22:53
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Funny first picture...Merry Christmas for Siberian people. Deers will be on form to bring toys for children with "Père Noël".
Jocelyne, FRANCE
20/12/2014 13:49
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