Russia, the world’s largest country, is a nation filled with adventure, mystery, and history.
Officially named the Russian Federation, Russia is home to more than 100 different nationalities and languages, with the Russian language being the most spoken. Most young people in Russia have studied English well, though, and it’s easy to talk to them if you need assistance in your travels.
The country’s diversity continues with religion, as Orthodox Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist populations, among others, are scattered throughout the country. Because of this, you would see places of worship for these religions almost everywhere, sometimes even side by side.
The immense size of Russia is reflected in almost everything you would see there. Scenes of vast steppes, eight-lane highways, and the famous Trans-Siberian railway are just a few examples of the majesty of Russia. Add to that the towering structures and wide open spaces and you would feel just how big the country is – in more ways than one.
Visitors may find Russians to be cold and disrespectful at first – a temperament most likely brought about by the country’s freezing weather. However, all it takes is a glass of vodka or beer, and the locals will immediately show their true color, as a people who enjoy life with merriment and laughter in their hearts.
A nearly endless list of destinations await visitors to Russia – from historical landmarks to cultural structures to natural wonders that include the Black Sea beaches, the Volga River, Lake Baikal, and the Kamchatka volcanoes. No matter what kind of tourist you are, there is certainly something that will catch your interest in this beautiful country.
There is no limit to the adventure, mystery, and history that visitors can get out of their trip to Russia. The largest country in the world has so much to offer to those who take on the challenge of discovering Russia for themselves.