Khabarovsk Krai: Khabarovsk – Komsomol Square & Waterfront
Khabarovsk exceeded expectations by a wide margin (a sunny beautiful day can do that to a city). The city enjoys a spectacular setting on a high bank of the Amur River with sweeping views. Khabarovsk is the second largest city in the Russian Far East with around 600K population, and the capital of the vast Khabarovsk Krai administrative region of Russia, the forth largest, 15% larger then the state of Texas in USA. Komsomol (Young Communist League) Square is at the junction of main Amur Street and the riverfront. It’s a total architectural hodgepodge – a stunning blue-domed slender Grado-Khabarovsk Cathedral stands next to the Soviet WWII monument and the new Russian double-headed Eagle spire. And a step further is the observation platform for Amur River where you can see for miles. Spectacular views and more monuments continue along the waterfront.