The Road To The NHL
Ufa is the second largest city and capital of the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan within the Russian Federation. The cosmopolitan city lies in the center-west of Bashkortostan on steep hills forming the Ufa River. It has a picturesque natural scenery along the river. It has an international airport with a huge construction in the horizon. The town got the name from a local name of Ural, meaning “Ford over the Urals”.
The main political and military headquarters of Bashkortostan are in Ufa and the main railway station is located in Nizhniy Novgorod. The most important landmark in Ufa is the Sheremetyevo Airport, which serves all air flights to Moscow and other Russian cities. The most visited place in Ufa is Sheremetyevo International Airport, which is located close to the famous Yaralov resorts. It is one of the busiest airports in Russia and has an out-of-town terminal. Other important landmarks in Ufa are the Gorulensky (astronomical observatory), the Orthodox Church (Cathedral), the Ufa Town Hall, and the Vasilyuk Hotel. To see the real cosmopolitan life of Ufa you should visit theigorul’ye storon (arts) and storon (fishing).
Tourists can go on a journey to Ufa by train; there are trains operating between Ufa and Moscow and also to other cities in Russia such as Nizhniy Novgorod, Tverkropsk, Odessa, chippie, Belsat and other places. Another interesting way to travel to Ufa is on the car. There are numerous car hire services available in Ufa for your convenience. The price of car hire varies according to the distance traveled and the type of car hired. Thus, if you are from Ufa and want to visit other places in Russia or want to travel to Moscow, you can make use of any of these car hire services.
One of the interesting things about Ufa is its ability to change its name. The town was called Vnutube but was changed when Soviet authorities allowed freedom of speech. Nowadays, the town is called UFA. Visitors to Ufa find that it is divided in different districts: one is reserved for people who work in Ufa, the other for inhabitants who live outside the town. The residents of Ufa have their own supermarket, shopping malls, and clubs.
The hockey team of Ufa is known as the Ufa Lakers. The team plays in the top division of Russian League. The players on this team include Dmitry Moiseyev, a former player of Dinamo Moscow, and Evgeny Shevakov. The hockey club has qualified for the past five finals of the league; it has reached the finals three times. Each player on the Ufa Lakers has accumulated a total of eight career playoff points, which qualifies him for the restricted free agency.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Ufa Lakers in the first game of their third-round playoffs series. The game will be played at Varya Park in St. Petersburg. This is the same park where the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning play. The regular season starts in April and will conclude with playoffs beginning in May. The finals will be held in May, and the winner of Ufa will face the champions of the league in Ufa.