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Veliky Ustyug enters top ten Russia’s most popular destinations for upcoming New Year holidays

Veliky Ustyug is in the list of Russia's cities that will be most popular destinations for winter vacationing.

Tvil.ru published the list of the most popular cities of Russia among tourists in 2021. The study conducted by Tvil.ru compiled its results based on the number of hotel reservations.

The top ten of the rating includes such Russian most popular destinations as Yalta, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Veliky Ustyug, Ostashkov, Suzdal, Petrozavodsk, Kaliningrad and Uglich.

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 district of Veliky Ustyug is a picturesque and original land at the confluence of two large rivers the Sukhona and the Yug which merge into a third - the Northern Dvina. Since 1998 the project Veliky Ustyug - Hometown of Russian Father Frost has been implemented in the district.

The residence of Father Frost is situated 15 km off the town of Veliky Ustyug in a pine forest. 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. It consists not only of the stately home of Father Frost, but also of comfortable timbered cottages, a restaurant, a recreation centre with a sauna, a swimming pool, a billiard room and a zoo.

Vologda Oblast official website