Incorporating every possible landforms and environment, Russia proves to be a one stop solution to travel needs to all kinds of travellers. After the dissolution of Soviet Union in December 1991, tourism has gained a whole new meaning in Russia. Go through the list of what Russia has and you will i
nvariably take the name Russia as a synonym of the word ’largest’.
Situated in Europe and extending all the way into Asia, Russia spans across 11 time zones and covers 1/8th of total landmass on this planet.
Home to the largest forest, largest freshwater lake and more than 100,000 rivers, Russia is also the largest country in the world. Covering an area of nearly 17,075,400, it is almost twice as big as the next largest country.
Incorporating every possible landforms and environment, Russia proves to be a one stop solution to travel needs of all kinds of travellers. The most important attractions of this gigantic country are its two main cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The rich history of Imperial Russia is still reverberated through some of the most magnificent medieval era monuments and churches. After the dissolution of Soviet Union in December 1991, tourism has gained a whole new meaning in Russia. Russia today is divided into 49 oblasts, 21 republics, 10 autonomous okrugs, 6 krais, 2 federal cities and 1 autonomous oblast. Moscow is the capital city of Russia and the largest city of the country. The Kremlin and Red square in the city still are the most visited attractions of Russia.
There are natural treasures too in plenty in Russia. The most famous of all is Lake Baikal which is the largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake sustains a huge variety of plant and animal life; of which 2/3rd are found nowhere else on the earth.
Looking at the ecological importance of this lake, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Mt. Elbrus too has become an important tourist destination in recent years. The highest peak in Europe is probably one of the easiest mountains (higher than 5000m) to climb. The splendid facilities provided too helped in making this a famous tourist destination.
Russia, being such a mammoth country, experiences varying climate in different parts. It can range from hot and humid in summers to excruciatingly cold during winters. The best time to visit Russia is during the warmer weather in between May to October. [-]