The southern region of Russia extends from the Azov Sea in the west to the Volga River in the east. The Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea coast are also included in the southern region of Russia, however, on the Geo Meridian portal they are a separate region, since it has a lot of places for recreation and travel.
Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Taganrog are the most interesting cities of the southern region. Also, the Mineralnye Vody district is in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains.
The Mineralnye Vody district includes such towns as Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk, Zheleznovodsk and Yessentuki, which are located at a short distance from each other. Actually, Pyatigorsk, Yessentuki and Zheleznovodsk are a single whole, and Kislovodsk is 30 kilometers to the south of them.
Each town has springs with different kinds of mineral water: sulphurated hydrogen water, Narzan water, radon water and many other waters. A lot of sanatoriums have been built there where many people are treated or recover after an illness. However, apart from being the center of mineral waters, these towns are just interesting resorts where it will be good to come for recreation.
It will be very interesting to visit the city of Volgograd, which was known as Stalingrad during World War II. It was almost completely destroyed during the Battle of Stalingrad and then restored. Nearly all monuments are associated with military history. The monument on the Mamayev Kurgan is very impressive. Also, you should visit the Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad and Pavlov’s House.
Rostov-on-Don is the largest city in the south of Russia. It is a relatively young city founded on the Don River in 18 century. Rostov-on-Don has a very interesting atmosphere of a southern city. The small town of Taganrog is on the coast of the Azov Sea. It is the birthplace of the famous Russian writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. The city of Krasnodar, which is the capital of Kuban, is 200 km to the south of Rostov.