Cheboksary, Russia
Cheboksary is a city and the capital of the Chuvash Republic, Russia. It is a port on the Volga River, located almost 700 km from Moscow. Cheboksary used to be the fortress of the Moscow state, it was known as a large trading city of the Volga region. Today it is one of the leading industrial and cultural centers of the Russian Federation.

Attractions in Cheboksary include its Beer Museum. The building itself is unique, constructed of wood in the style of an old-time beer hall, and with no paneli. The interior is dark, the floor rickety, and lined up on shelves are old brewing artifacts. The Museum of Chuvash History also offers a fascinating look into the evolution of inhabitants of this region from caveman to Soviet super-workers.

Things to See & Do

* Vvedensky Cathedral
* Saint-Trinity Monastery
* Boardwalks along the Volga RIver
* Beer Museum
* Monument of Mother

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Population – 453,600 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus two four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location – The port is located on the Vytegra River.

Travel Links - Cheboksary airport receives both cargo and passenger aircraft. Commercial Aviation traffic to Cheboksary airport is served by various local airlines on Russian Yakovlev Yak-42 jet and Antonov An-24 turboprop. There are regularly scheduled flights to Moscow and other destinations. Cheboksary is also about a four-hour drive from Nizhny Novgorod, a city with international air connections through Lufthansa on an Airbus A319 aircraft.

The railway network is developed and accessible all year. One of the largest railway junctions of Russia, Kanash, is in the center of the Republic. Via Kanash, the rail system connects Cheboksary with the major industrial centers of Eastern Siberia, the Urals, and Moscow. Express trains present a low-cost, comfortable way to travel. Express trains to and from Moscow are available everyday, and the easy overnight journey is approximately 14 hours each way.

The Volga river connects Cheboksary with Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Moscow, and the northern regions of Russia. By using river-sea vessels, it is possible to get from Chuvash riverports all the way to Saint Petersburg, Novorossiysk (on the Black Sea), Astrakhan, and ports situated on the Danube river. However, the river is frozen from December through April.