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Blagoveshchensk (Russian: Благове́щенск, blah-guh-VYEH-schyensk) 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 inEdit

By trainEdit

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.

By planeEdit

By ferry or busEdit

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

Get aroundEdit


Amur Regional Museum of Local History and Nature
  • 1 Amur Regional Museum of Local History and Nature (Амурский областной краеведческий музей), Lenina str, 165, +7 4162 424086.  
  • Lotus lake (City's suburbs). Blossoms of the lotus in the middle of July.
  • Cemetery of Dinosaurs. Archeological site in Raichikhinsky rayon.


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.


  • Balsam. Local liquer
  • Chinese vodka with snake.


Chinese and Russian food.



  • Hotel Yubileinaya (Гостиница «Юбилейная»), Lenina str., 108, +7 4162 37-0073. Business class
  • Hotel Churin (Чуринъ), Shevchenko str., 11, +7 4162 441-868. Business class.
  • Holiday Palace (Холидей Палас), Gorkogo str., 26 (On the 3d floor of Holiday Palace Center.). Economy class.
  • Strannik (Странник), Teatralnaya str., 23 (Downtown), +7 4162 44-14-67. Economy class.

Go nextEdit

  • Heihe, a Chinese border city on the opposite side of Amur River
Routes through Blagoveshchensk
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