Russia is the largest country in the world and one of the world’s leading economic powers. Also known as the Russian Federation and its population is in excess of 143 million people, which isn’t much if one considers the sheer size the country occupies on the planet. Once a right wing communist country, Russia is today a republic that is semi-presidential and is fast working on unity with other countries in the world to modernise its economy and prosperity.
Tourism is growing at rapid speed in Russia as the country has plenty to offer with a rich cultural history, unique architecture and marvellous wilderness and nature that is only now being discovered by international travellers. Russia has 24-world heritage sites listed in UNESCO with 15 being cultural locations and 9 being natural wonders of the world. (Continued Below)
One of the most famous landmarks and usually the first stop for many tourists is the Kremlin and Red Square in Russia’s capital Moscow. The Kremlin is a magnificent historical complex and serves as the official residence of the Russian Federation president.
Outside the capital Moscow are several great other cities known as the “Golden Ring” tourist cities of Russia. With over 13 fantastic cities in the Golden Ring it may be hard to find time to discover them all. It is well worth planning ample time when holidaying in Russia as Moscow and the Golden Ring cities isn’t even scratching the surface of what other great tourist places and sights Russia offers.
Another famous must see world heritage site is the Kazan Kremlin that includes plenty of heritage buildings. The city of Kazan is fast developing as a tourist destination and will be home to the famous 2018 FIFA World Cup football match.
If visiting Russia at wintertime the best place to go is the city of Sochi. The city is famous for its nearby skiing places such as Krasnodar Krai and Sochi is the 2014 official Winter Olympics city, the first time in history that Russia has hosted the Winter Olympics since its foundation.
Nature lovers will delight in the countryside of Russia. Some of the best natural wonders to see in Russia include Sikhote-Altin Mountain, Lena Pillars Nature Park, Volcanoes of Kamchatka and Lake Baikal the oldest and deepest lake in the world. A great way to get across the countryside of Russia is on the world famous Trans-Siberian Railway that stretches across the entire continent of Russia.
A unique and must have souvenir to purchase before leaving Russia is the famous wooden Martyoshka doll. The nesting dolls date back to 1890 when a folk crafts painter Sergey Malyutin created the first famous Russian doll icon.
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