You may still wonder why we suggest you experience suburban trains in Russia? Well, the thing is that it closely bound up with the social background. Don`t be surprised if you see lots of babushkas with rootstocks – they`re probably making their way to dacha (or country house). During the Soviet times, elektrichka was the main transport to connect cities with a countryside.
Today Russians are absorbed in books, newspapers or phones – sometimes it is an everyday experience for them to travel by elektrichka. They are making their way to work, study – everyday routine.
You will never get bored in elektrichka. Musicians go through the carriage playing popular Russian songs or the ones of their own; writers present their own guidebooks or fiction; you will be offered food and drinks for no doubt. Besides, take a look out of the window and you will see fields, traditional houses and forests passing by.
Taking suburban trains, you explore another – not touristy – piece of Russia. Together, piece to piece we create a bigger picture of the country, so you can Say Hi to Russia knowing exactly how to get to know it better.