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Veliky Ustyug is among top ten most popular Russian destinations for coming New Year holidays

Veliky Ustyug is in the list of Russia's cities that are most popular destinations for New Year holidays, according to a study conducted by e-service for searching hotels Tvil.ru.

The top ten of the rating includes such Russian most popular destinations as Yalta (25%), Sochi (19,32%), St. Petersburg (18,18%), Kazan (12,5%), Veliky Ustyug (7,95%), Karelia (5,68%), Kaliningrad (4,55%), Elbrus region (3,41%), Lake Baikal (2,27%) and Kostroma (1,14%).

Veliky Ustyug has much to offer the discerning visitor. It has a remarkable place on Russia's tourist map. With a unique cultural and historical heritage, the city, abundant with architectural monuments and arts, has great tourism potential.

The official residence of Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa Claus) is located in Veliky Ustyug. It is in traditional "terem" style. The residence welcomes visitors all year around, but naturally it is especially popular during the New Year's holiday season.

Vologda Oblast official website