An Introduction to Ufa and Its Related Cities
Ufa is the second largest city and capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan within the Russian Federation. The city lies on the confluence of the Ufa and Belaya rivers, at the center-west of Bashkortostan. The airport and railway stations are located near the city. The railway station has a direct train connection with Ufa.
The town was envisaged by Vasili Shchyansky, a famous architect, who planned a new transport hub for the cities of Ufa and Rashtnym Lukyatyn in Soviet times. In his plans, there was to build an improved rail connection between Ufa and Rashtnym Lukyatyn, a distance of about 300 kilometers. But, the speed of this project was stopped due to lack of finance. But, the dream of a great Russian international airport still live in Shchyansky’s dreams, and in that case, he decided to incorporate Ufa into the city’s name.
Thus, the city became known as UFA (Ukrainian airport) and nowadays, when people consider flights to ufa, they think first of Ufa itself, and not of bashkortostan republic. Both these cities are important in relation to each other, but, actually, ufa is a much bigger transport hub than the latter. As for, infrastructure of ufa is also far from the former. Nevertheless, the airports of both the cities are still very popular with tourists.
The main international airport of ufa is in Moscow. The Ufa international airport was established in 1992 and is one of the busiest airports in all of central Russia. The airport services provide all the facilities and services for passengers from ufa and other cities in central Russia. However, the services offered by ufa to passengers from belaya are not so extensive.
Belaya is a port city on the river Dniester and is known for its rich cultural life, especially for its football club. From belaya, you can take a direct bus or taxi to the city center of Ufa. The transport hub of ufa is located near the railway station of ufa, so, you don’t have to transfer from ufa airport to the railway station of belaya. From the railway station, you can go directly to the Ufa city center, but, travelling by bus or taxi can be more convenient.
If you are looking for a place to find out more about Russia’s history and culture, you should visit Pushkin Church. The church is situated at the center of ufa’s ‘red square’ and it overlooks the river. The Pushkin Church is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Russia and the exterior of the building features a striking ornament of seven pointed arches. The museum inside the church houses relics from the reign of Catherine the Great, and also some fine artworks depicting traditional Russian arts and crafts.