Welcome to Samarski Cosmos, blog created to bring people closer to this fascinating but still fairly unknown Russian region, which over the last years has become my second home. By posting about local sights and lifestyle I hope to create a comprehensive (if very subjective!) guide for those who would like to learn more about life on the banks of the Volga or who consider visiting here but don’t know where to start their planning. I hope it’ll make for an enjoyable read – all feedback is welcomed!