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Below is a listing of travel guidebooks available. If you know of any other good resources for these, please let us know.

  • Adventurous Traveler Bookstore *

    This company carries a variety of books, maps, videos, language tapes available for travel to countries in the former Soviet Union, the United States and other countries of the world. This site is searchable or you can just visit regions.

  • InfoHub Russia Travel Guide *

    "Our comprehensive online travel guide provides travellers with information on tourist attractions, entertainment, accommodation, recreation, traveller's aid, etc."

  • Lake Baikal Guidebook *

    Online ecological tourism information in the Lake Baikal region including fabulous photos, cities in the region, hotels, homestays, air and train schedules, sites to see, etc.

  • Lonely Planet - Destination Russia *

    A traveler to Russia should first consult this great site full of information provided by the Lonely Planet.

  • Russia by River - Cruise Guide Book *

    "For the armchair traveler or those who are about to embark on the Moscow-St. Petersburg Russian Waterways cruise, Russia by River is the perfect companion!"

  • Travel Books - Asia (including some fSU countries) *

    This listing of 50 of's most popular books have to do with either travel tips or travel experiences in Asia, including Belarus, Georgia & Ukraine and Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

  • Travel Books - Europe (including some fSU countries ) *

    This listing of 50 of's most popular books have to do with either travel tips or travel experiences in Asia, including Armenia and Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova.

  • Travel Books - Russia *

    This listing of 50 of's most popular books have to do with either travel tips or travel experiences in Russia.

  • - Russia Guides *

    Many guidebooks are available about Russia as a whole, St. Petersburg and Moscow. They cover all aspects of travel including etiquette and customs, experiences, lodging and dining, history and much more.

  • Please let us know of additional resources!

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