Stavropol

Stravropol (Ставрополь) is a city in Russia.

Understand

The city was founded in 1777. It was first a fortress to defend the Southern borders of Russia. The city's name is of Greek descent and translated as "the city of a cross". Currently, Stavropol is the capital of the Stavropol Krai (one of Russia's territorial districts). Its current population is around 350,000 people, it is a strategic city both geographically and economically.

Get in

By plane

There is a small airport 15 km away from Stavropol - Stavropol Shpakovskoye Airport (IATA: STW) . Several airlines fly to Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Yerevan.

You can also fly from Saint Petersburg or Moscow to Mineralnye Vody and take a bus/minivan to Stavropol from there.

Or to Krasnodar with Low-cost airlines, like Avianova and SkyExpress . The return tickets start at around 1,500-2,000 rubles. Krasnodar is about 300 km from Stavropol, and it takes on average 5 hours to drive from there by bus or a minivan.

By train

There are direct train routes between Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev and Stavropol.

Trains from/to Moscow leave everyday.

Trains from/to Elista, Adler, Vorkuta, Arkhangelsk and Novorossiysk leave every 2 days.

Eat

Drink

Night clubs and Discos

Sleep

"Novyj Rim";

"Kontinent";

"Turist".

Wireless internet

There was the WiFi-Anet commercial network in Stavropol. As of October 2008, the maximum price for individual users was 1.5 ruble per 1 MB of bandwidth.

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