The Red itinerary

The Red itinerary

A theme-based itinerary intended for people interested in the history of the Great October Socialist Revolution and V.I. Lenin's fans. During the journey our comfortable train will visit the cities that played a key role in the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's fate. Our tourists will be able to see where the future leader of the October Revolution was born and grew up, where he studied and began to be involved in the revolutionary movement. We will visit the very heart of the revolution, the place where it actually started. We will view the Avrora cruiser, the salvo of which signalled the beginning of the storming of the Winter Palace, the Winter Palace itself and Lenin's headquarters during the revolutionary events, the building of the Smolny institute.

Itinerary

MOSCOW – ULYANOVSK – KAZAN – SAINT PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

Moscow

Here we begin our engrossing journey into the history of the revolution.

Ulyanovsk

Until 1924, the city was called Simbirsk. In this city the future leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) was born on April 22, 1870; here he spent his childhood.

Places of interest

V.I. Lenin memorial house, the Simbirsk classical gymnasium where he studies, memorial museum of V.I. Lenin.

Kazan

This wonderful city with a history of more than thousand years is located in a picturesque place on the shore of the Volga River. This is the former capital of the Kazan Khanate, and now the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 1887, Lenin entered the Kazan State University. Here he started his development as a revolutionary.

Places of interest

V.I. Lenin memorial  house, the socialist everyday life museum, the Kazan University, the Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque, the Söyembikä Tower, the Volga embankment, the Bauman street.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the cradle of the revolution, the city in which the Great October Socialist Revolution took place. The centre of Saint Petersburg, then Petrograd, is a living witness of the dramatic events of the early 20th century. Here every building remembers the beginning of the October Revolution.

Places of interest

The Finland railway station, the Lenin monument in front of the Finland railway station, the Palace Square, the Smolny Institute, the State Hermitage, the Winter Palace, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Avrora cruiser, the Museum of political history, the Nevsky prospect, the Kshesinskaya mansion, the Peterhof open air museum, the Kazan Cathedral, the St Isaac Cathedral.

Moscow

Our journey ends in Moscow, the city that once again became the capital of Russia after the October Revolution. Here we can see the Mausoleum in which the revolutionary leader V.I. Lenin is buried and the Gorki Leninskiye open air museum where he spent the last years of his life.

Places of interest

The Moscow Kremlin, the V.I. Lenin Mausoleum, the Armoury Chamber, the Red Square, the GUM Department Store, the Bolshoi Theatre, the cathedral of Basil the Blessed, the Moscow subway, the State Tretiakov Gallery, the Zaryadye park, the Arbat street, the Moskva-City complex, the State Historical Museum, the Cosmonautics museum, the Poklonnaya Mount, the Central museum of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Workman and Collective Farm Woman exhibition centre, the Gorki Leninskiye open air museum (outside of the city) and many other museums and parks.

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