Often referred to as simply 'Russia',
the Russian Federation can boast some stunning sights and is a
desirable destination for all. Being a country that speaks over 100
different languages and is host to people of dozens of varied
nationalities, you're sure to be welcomed with open arms. Whether
you're looking for historic tours of the cities Moscow and St.
Petersburg or a better-rounded visit of the Caucasus Mountains,
Black Sea beaches, Volga River, Taiga in Siberia, Lake Baikal and
the Kamchatka volcanoes, Russia has it all.
Not only is Russia one of the largest countries in the world, it
has to have everything located inside of the country, completed on
an inhuman scale. From the 8 lane highways in Moscow and the
picturesque flat scenery to having the only suitable method of
transport as flying, due to the vast scale of the land. However,
you could always try the Trans-Siberian railway to get a better
view of the countryside, if time allows it.
Some people view the Russian people as standoffish and
unwelcoming but this is most definitely not the case. After
spending a while getting to know them, over a few vodkas or beers
in the local, sophisticated pub, you'll soon come to realise that
laughter and merriment are a way of life in this beautiful country.
Russia is as much of an experience as it is a destination.
Few cities can offer so many stunning attractions and intriguing
moods as St. Petersburg - City of the Czars. A city of
infinite charm with its majestic palaces, churches and cathedrals,
river embankments, beautiful parks and innumerable bridges, has a
relatively short but outstanding history - it's easy to see why its
dubbed the 'Venice of the North'.
For almost 200 years it was the capital
of the Russian Empire. Now, no longer the capital city, it still
preserves its imperial grandeur. The city was planned and
built with the help of leading architects from all over the world,
and the result is an eclectic blend of European and traditional
Russian styles. One huge palace after another, imposing
architectural ensembles and austere granite embankments bear
testimony to a magnificent kingly past of the city. St. Petersburg
combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly
European outlook. Considered the cultural heart of modern day
Russia, St. Petersburg is rapidly regaining its reputation as one
of the Great Cities of Europe.
If you're looking for a place of fun, laughter and rich in
excitement then Russia is the place for you!
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