When you think it is time to broaden your horizons beyond Saransk, you'll soon find that the surrounding area has a number of attractions just waiting to be enjoyed. You'll find Sura, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest, and Kravkovo 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest.
Travelers in Republic of Mordovia should head to the area's gardens. To learn a little about the the local culture, visit Republic of Mordovia's craft workshops, history museums and theaters.
There are plenty of thrilling adventures to be enjoyed in the region around Republic of Mordovia. Head out and go mountain climbing or hiking to really get your blood pumping.
Nothing opens understanding in this fascinating planet quite like language, so learn a couple of handy Russian phrases prior to departure. Why don't you start with "Xotite potancevat?" This translates to "Would you like to dance with me?" Or try "Otkuda ty?" (Where are you from?).
The 12th of June is Russia Day, so if you're vacationing here at this time, remember that banks, business and some attractions may have reduced opening hours as the country celebrates.
When it is time to depart Saransk, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your rubli, and bid a fond Poka! (farewell) to this unique destination.