Moscow, the national capital, is located about 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northeast of Balabanovo.
Traveling through this part of the Russian Federation is about discovering new things, so set aside some time to jump in the car and uncover some of the other villages, towns and cities around Balabanovo. Erdenevo and Vereya are two more places worth checking out while you're in Kaluga Oblast.
Once you've fully explored Balabanovo, check out the nearest regional city. Moscow is around 55 miles (89 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions like Manezh Square, Vysokopetrovsky Monastery and SH Triumph. Moscow has a lot to offer those keen to linger. Moscow Durov Animal Theatre, Moscow Sovremennik Theatre and Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Art are some of the other attractions worth a visit.
An effective way to truly appreciate a place is by knowing about its history. Take a trip to the old towns while you are in the area. If you are after things to do inside, you can't better Kaluga Oblast's excellent theaters, history museums and art museums. These are great places to to learn about the local lore and culture and perhaps find a special memento.
If you prefer to go slow while you are on vacation, Kaluga Oblast has some great relaxing activities that will suit you perfectly, like picnicking and bird watching.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend your last rubli on that last souvenir and bid a fond Poka! (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've spent time.