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Red Square with Vasilevsky descent in Moscow

Ten interesting facts about Russia

1. Russia covers one-seventh of the total land area of the world. 2. There are 2,000 libraries, 100 concert organizations, more than 80 theaters, 62 movie theaters, 45 art galleries, 221 museums, and 80 nightclubs in St. Petersburg alone. 3. St. Petersburg is the host of up to 100 cultural and art festivals annually, at least 50 of which are international events. 4...

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Russian Cuisine

Caviar You can’t say that you’ve tasted caviar until you’ve tasted Russian caviar. One of the country’s top food, caviar is served in Russia at its freshest. Unlike the caviar that you can order in restaurants at home, Russian caviar is harvested and put straight into freezers, ready to serve to waiting customers. There is no processing involved, which...

What to Do in Russia

Take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the world’s greatest train adventures. The track covers 5,869 miles (9,446 kilometers) and goes through eight time zones, connecting Moscow in European Russia to Vladivostok on the coast of the Asia Pacific. Taking the whole train ride takes six days, but these six days will nowhere be...

Where to Go in Russia

Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square The Moscow Kremlin, or simply the Kremlin, is the oldest structure in Moscow, and it is viewed as one of the greatest architectural feats in the world. It has been conferred the World Heritage Site status by UNESCO for its historic and cultural value to Russia. The Kremlin consists of four cathedrals and four palaces, all enclosed...

When to Visit Russia

Russia has a frigid average temperature of 4.0 °C (39 °F), so you should come prepared. With this average temperature, the country is most receptive to visitors during the early summer and autumn. Early summer starts in May, when the snow of winter has just disappeared but the temperatures are still very pleasant. Autumn spans the months of September and early...