Russia Travel Guide

Russia Tourist Information


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With Russia being the largest country in the world, it is hardly surprising that visitors travelling at different ends of the country could experience completely different climates, landscapes, history and culture. The Russian population of more than 140 million live across nine time zones with the world’s largest forest reserves and fresh water lakes.

Much of Russia’s humid continental climate, common in all areas except the tundra and the extreme southeast, is due to its remoteness from the sea. Whilst much of the northern Russian and Siberia have a subarctic climate, the Black Sea coastal area has a subtropical climate, popular with holidaymakers. The Lower Volga and Caspian Sea coastal areas have a dry semi-arid climate with very hot summers.

Russia Tourist Attractions

Russia’s architecture, reflected in its predominantly religious buildings down the centuries, acts as a timeline for Russia’s rich cultural past. Russia displays a complete representation of all the fashions and trends in building down the centuries. Tourists arriving in almost every area of the Russia can enjoy the rich diversity of Russian buildings which were greatly influenced by Byzantine architecture with its signature domes, gilded and brightly painted. The Italian influence in Russia’s Renaissance building style is apparent in its 15th and 16th century churches and cathedrals. Russian rulers also enjoyed a taste for rococo and the later neoclassical architecture in Saint Petersburg.

Tourism has greatly increased in Russia with popular routes of its ancient cities and river cruises on the Volga as well as excursions on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The two most popular travel destinations are Moscow and St Petersburg. Moscow is one of the most visited cities in Russia who enjoy visiting the former imperial residences found throughout its suburbs which include Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsyno.

Saint Petersburg is situated on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea and was once the capital city of Russia. It is said to be the most “Western” of Russian cities, it has the largest art museum in the world and is the location for foreign consulates and banks.