2018 FIFA World Cup

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From Kaliningrad to Chukotka

the most beautiful places of Russia

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Moscow and Saint Petersburg

the Two Capital Cities of Russia

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Miracles of Russia

Brick walls of Gothic-style buildings in Kaliningrad, rich collections of European Art in the Pushkin Museum or the State Hermitage, old northern cities located on the trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks. All these have nothing to do with the habitual stereotypes of Russia. These are real miracles that astonish.

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Russia’s Golden Ring: the Charm of Old Places

The Golden Ring is a famous tourist itinerary encompassing the oldest cities of the central part of European Russia.

Theater, Opera and Literature: in the wake of the Russian cultural heritage

Travelling about Russia, you will get a chance to know more of the heritage by the country’s national imaginative genius.

A Guide to the Cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by 11 cities and 12 stadiums all around Russia. So this is a brief guide to the cities and stadiums of the Russian mundial.

From Kaliningrad to Chukotka: the most beautiful places of Russia

Kaliningrad is 10,000 km away from the Far East. What are the must-see places on the way? Let us check it out

Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the Two Capital Cities of Russia

About half of the tourist traffic is received by either Moscow or St. Petersburg. These two cities, located in the European part of Russia secretly compete for the title of the country’s capital.

Yes, I did it! Russia's Top 10 Places for Taking a Perfect Selfie.

The monumental artifacts of the Soviet era, the splendor of architecture of the Russian Empire, the diversities of the post-Soviet living… Once you are in Russia, you are guaranteed to have hundreds of Likes. All you need is the right spot for taking photos.

Following the Varangians

Traveling in the environs of Saint Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod you can get back in time and touch the history of the most mysterious tribe of the ancient Rus.

Russia’s Golden Ring: the Charm of Old Places

The Golden Ring is a famous tourist itinerary encompassing the oldest cities of the central part of European Russia.

Theater, Opera and Literature: in the wake of the Russian cultural heritage

Travelling about Russia, you will get a chance to know more of the heritage by the country’s national imaginative genius.

A Guide to the Cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by 11 cities and 12 stadiums all around Russia. So this is a brief guide to the cities and stadiums of the Russian mundial.

From Kaliningrad to Chukotka: the most beautiful places of Russia

Kaliningrad is 10,000 km away from the Far East. What are the must-see places on the way? Let us check it out

Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the Two Capital Cities of Russia

About half of the tourist traffic is received by either Moscow or St. Petersburg. These two cities, located in the European part of Russia secretly compete for the title of the country’s capital.

Yes, I did it! Russia's Top 10 Places for Taking a Perfect Selfie.

The monumental artifacts of the Soviet era, the splendor of architecture of the Russian Empire, the diversities of the post-Soviet living… Once you are in Russia, you are guaranteed to have hundreds of Likes. All you need is the right spot for taking photos.

Following the Varangians

Traveling in the environs of Saint Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod you can get back in time and touch the history of the most mysterious tribe of the ancient Rus.

Travel Guide

Must-Visit Places in Russia
Rye, the Roots and Origins of Russian cuisine
Funny Gifts

Events

TIMES & EPOCHS
Scarlet Sails Festival
Archstoyanie
Football championships: 2018 FIFA World Cup
International Military Music Festival
Easter
New Year Festival
Maslenitsa or Cheesefare Week
Circle of Light Festival
Elbrus
Up in the Air

Infographics

17.1 mln sq. km

Area
(6.6 mln sq. miles)

Population

146.8 mln people

11

Time zones

Currency

Russian Ruble

2,501 km

Distance from London to Moscow

17.1 mln sq. km

Area
(6.6 mln sq. miles)

Population

146.8 mln people

11

Time zones

Currency

Russian Ruble

2,501 km

Distance from London to Moscow

5,642m

The Highest mountain:
Mount Elbrus 18,510ft

4,400km

The longest river:
Amur River 2,734 miles

1,642m

Planet deepest lake:
Lake Baikal 5,387ft

–71.2°C

The coldest town in the
northern hemisphere Oymyakon –96.16°F

9,298km

World’s longest railway:
Trans-Siberian Railway 5,778 miles

5,642m

The Highest mountain:
Mount Elbrus 18,510ft

4,400km

The longest river:
Amur River 2,734 miles

1,642m

Planet deepest lake:
Lake Baikal 5,387ft

–71.2°C

The coldest town in the
northern hemisphere Oymyakon –96.16°F

9,298km

World’s longest railway:
Trans-Siberian Railway 5,778 miles

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More than 200 ethnicities
and ethnic groups

100

More than 100
languages and dialects

28

28 sites included by
UNESCO in its World Heritage Lists

600

More than 600 theaters

3,000

More than 3,000 museums

200

More than 200 ethnicities
and ethnic groups

100

More than 100
languages and dialects

28

28 sites included by
UNESCO in its World Heritage Lists

600

More than 600 theaters

3,000

More than 3,000 museums

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Teresa Bayer

Germany

When I think about my travels to Russia, I remember a wonderful time spent in Ufa, Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as hiking in the Altai Mountains. I can hardly imagine more diverse impressions and experiences. People, especially in Ufa and Moscow, whom I met personally, were very sincere, open and hospitable. They're educated, they have their own values, and it's pleasant to spend time with them. The nature is incredibly beautiful, real and fascinating. Cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg are worth visiting. You need to see the churches, gardens and, of course, the Kremlin - they are impressive and majestic. I love local markets with their fruits, vegetables, various kinds of salads and other products. There's nothing like this in Germany and Europe. Russia is a wonderful, multi-faceted country that's well-pronounced from a cultural point of view. I'll be glad to come back here soon.

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Julian Fernando Ruiz Pulido

Spain

Travel to Russia will forever remain one of the best trips in my life. During the trip I visited Moscow, St. Petersburg and a small town called Voskresensk. I must admit, I thought that visiting Russia would be just another check mark in the list of countries I visited when I was planning the trip. I didn't believe I would fall in love with Russia at first sight and would dream of living here long-term. I was a little scared before the trip, because I heard that the Russians aren't friendly. But it turned out to be an absolute lie. People in Russia are very friendly and ready to help even in spite of the language barrier. During the trip to Russia, I received an amazing gastronomic experience, studying the dishes of Russian cuisine. Finally, I must say that I was struck by the beauty and size of the giant buildings with a magnificent and unique architecture.

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Julia Simon

France

Russia is full of natural and cultural wealth. During my numerous trips, I saw the diversity of this country. I was even lucky to cross the entire territory of Russia from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This unique journey remains one of the most beautiful in my life. Despite the fact that the tourist infrastructure requires improvements, some buildings need repairs, and the environment - more security, traveling across Russia brings real pleasure. My favorite destinations? Suzdal, the 'Pearl of the Golden Ring', the monastic Sergiev Posad, the multicultural cities of Kazan and Ulan-Ude, the amazing Lake Baikal, the North Caucasus and, of course, Moscow and St. Petersburg! Russia offers tourists incomparable treasures both in summer and winter. Fans of history or art, lovers of nature or sports: it has something for everyone! My next trip to Russia is already planned: Karelia and its breathtaking landscapes! Don't be shy, come visit this wonderful country!

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Giuseppe Stuppia

Italia

Traveling to Russia isn't easy, but very exciting. Russia is very diverse, it unites untouched nature and never sleeping megacities. A tourist is among the many attractions that will satisfy even the most exquisite wishes. St. Petersburg is a European city, imbued with magical atmosphere of the northern capital. When in Moscow, a tourist will be in the heart of Russia, a country that's one of the leading in the world from the traditions and culture standpoint. Nature begins to prevail over civilization as you get away from the European part of the country. Small villages filled with wooden houses, forests that stretch to the horizon... Ancient cities grow around the medieval fortresses that dominate the surrounding territory. The more you move east, the greater adventure your journey becomes. Once in the Far East, you immerse yourself in the mysterious atmosphere of a pristine untouched nature, simple, but certainly exciting.

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Ishai Dan-Cohen

Israel

I came to Moscow in the summer of 2017 to visit my friend in her home town. Our tour of the city started at the VDNKh exhibition, a huge network of manicured gardens, and intricate fountains. The place, very tastefully designed, felt joyful and peaceful well into the night. In the days that followed I visited the Pushkin Museum, the Red Square, the Kazan cathedral. The collection of late 19th century and early 20th century art at the Pushkin Museum was among the most spectacular collections I've seen, and the Kazan cathedral, reconstructed in the 90's after being leveled by Stalin, had exotic eastern architectural beauty outside, and was densely packed with moving icons within. I learned that Russians are obsessed with Kvass (a drink made by fermenting bread) and even make a Kvass-based cold soup, which was highly refreshing on a hot summer day. As it turned out, my visit was too short, so I promised myself to come back.

Myths about Russia

As with any country, there are many myths about Russia. Bears are walking the streets and people have smoking nuclear reactors as centerpieces in their apartments. The thing about nuclear reactors is of course an exaggeration. But we can't say the same about bears. Which stories about Russians are true, and which are false? Let's try to sort it out.

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Everything a tourist should know for an interesting and pleasant journey to Russia. Easy to download to your mobile phone/tablet or print it out.

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