mongol tribes and tatar heritage

Kalmykia  chuvashia  tatarstan  stalingrad  CRIMEA  volga BASIN 

Deep South sounds like an oxymoron if associated with the former USSR: is there a South in a nation stereotypically known for its unforgiving winters and snow-covered birch forests? No matter how strange it might sound, there is, in fact, another country beyond the popular imagination of white tundras and onion-shaped cathedrals. The rarely visited regions of the Soviet Deep South greet the curious traveller with compelling natural, historical and cultural sceneries: sunny beaches, lotus fields, legendary rivers, ancient religions and exotic traditions. The Soviet Deep South is a place where Tatar heritage, Buddhist rituals and Soviet glory blend together to form a unique mixture of melancholic atmospheres, cultural oddities and stunning landscapes. Don't miss the chance to explore this truly unusual corner of the former USSR!

In addition to the itineraries published on the website, we also offer tailored expeditions, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond the Soviet Deep South. Examples include: river cruises along the mighty Volga, historical tours of the Golden Ring, and epic adventures across the Kuban. Just email us at for more info about unadvertised tours.

A thousand years hence, every German will speak with awe of Stalingrad and remember that it was there that Germany put the seal on her victory.
― Joseph Goebbels