Discovering Russia: Saransk

­Welcome to Saransk, the capital of the republic of Mordovia. This Russian republic is reputed to be very athletic. People here enjoy skiing, the biathlon, BMX bikes and many other activities. But not only sportsmen live in Saransk. The Mordovins are also amazing artists. Famous sculptor Stepan Erzia is known as the “Russian Rodin.” His work is still on display in the local museum. And you don't even have to buy tickets! Find out more adventures from James Brown – only on RT!