Samara is one of the largest cities in Russia, the capital of Samara Region, with the population of over 1,164,000 people (2003). It is situated in the European part of Russia on the Volga River. Samara is one of the major economic, industrial and cultural cities of Russia.
The city is served by highways and railways, as well as international airlines, among them Lufthansa flying to and from Frankfurt, or CSA Czech Airlines flying to and from Prague with convenient connections worldwide, which makes it an attractive tourist destination as well. Kurumoch airport code is KUF. There are more than 10 daily flights to Samara from Moscow, the Russian capital, served by Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Samara Airlines, S7 Airlines and UTair Aviation , as well as many direct flights from Samara to other Russian cities, including St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Rostov, Vladivostok and others.
By train. Samara is a big railway junction. A lot of train passed here from Moscow to East and back.
Night life in Samara is quite joyful. The main dance clubs are: Beerja, KINUP (Stock Exchange), Zvezda (Star), Aura (The Aura), Postel (The Bed), Long Bar. There are many restaurants and bars in Samara. The pricing for clubbing are the same or even higher than in Europe and Americas, though not so high as in Moscow.