The largest country in the world, «enigma wrapped in mystery», Russia is a unique blend of ancient and modern, arty and adventurous. This multifaceted country has enough to explore to keep you busy for years. From the rich historic and cultural heritage of its cities, to head-spinning natural wonders, to exciting art scene and delicious cuisine.
Russia offers endless possibilities of what to see end do for every taste. Visit bustling Moscow, with its fantastic museums that include the Kremlin and Tretyakov Gallery, lush green parks, diverse architecture and exciting nightlife. Go see Russia’s Northern Capital - the pleasantly laid-back Saint-Petersburg, with its royal grandeur, architectural marvels and historical places at every turn and vibrant cultural and art scene. Spend some time in smaller historical towns, such as Suzdal, Pskov and Veliky Novgorod, with charming white churches and adorable cottages. Explore the country’s incredible nature: gasp at the deepest lake in the world - Baikal, admire the beauty of Altai mountains, climb a volcano in Kamchatka, or go skiing in Krasnaya Polyana, freshly groomed for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Or go off the beaten path and discover less popular but equally enticing regional centers, such as Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk or Novosibirsk, travel along the Trans-Siberian route, take a trip to China-bordering Vladivostok or venture to see Yakutsk - the coldest city on the planet.