Discovering Russia: Penza region

­Welcome to the Penza region! Just a short hop from Moscow, it is an area that any traveler should explore. In the early 19th Century, Penza was home to the famous Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov – the second greatest poet after Alexander Pushkin. In the 20th Century, a famous Russian stage director Vsevlod Mayerhold lived there. In Penza you can taste the water from the Kuvaka springs which is sold throughout Russia. People from Penza will teach you how to shoot using a variety of weapons and how to play Russian billiards. Find out more about the Penza region on RT!