A night view of Blagoveshchensk with the glimmering lights of Heihe in background.

Blagoveshchensk (Russian: Благове́щенск, blah-gah-VYEH-sheensk) is the capital city of Russia's Amur Oblast, located on the border with China. It is one of the oldest cities in the Russian Far East.

Get in

By direct train from Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Tynda or Moscow, all of them pass through Belogorsk, the town on Trans Siberian Railway. Riding any other train will need connection in Belogorsk, from where you can also take a bus.

International airport Ignatyevo (IATA:BQS) serves flights to Moscow, Khabarovsk, Chita, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk. Timetable (Russian).

Opposite the city, on the other bank of Amur river there is a Chinese city Heihe. The ferry boat operates in warm seasons. In the winter the border is crossed by bus.


Amur Regional Museum of Local History and Nature


Annual festival "Amur Autumn" hosts art films and spectacles from Russia. One of the festivals was honoured by visit of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida.Official site.



Chinese and Russian food.


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Routes through Blagoveshchensk

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