Welcome to Russia
A Land of Superlatives
Russia is a land of superlatives. By far the world’s largest country, it covers nearly twice the territory of Canada, the second largest. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and the eastern third of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and incorporating a great range of environments and landforms, from deserts to semiarid steppes to deep forests and Arctic tundra. Russia contains Europe’s longest river, the Volga
, and its largest lake, Ladoga. Russia also is home to the world’s deepest lake, Baikal
, and the country recorded the world’s lowest temperature outside the North and South poles. The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse
. Most are ethnic Russians, but there also are more than 120 other ethnic groups present, speaking many languages and following disparate religious and cultural traditions.
Most of the Russian population is concentrated in the European portion of the country, especially in the fertile region surrounding Moscow
, the capital. Moscow and St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) are the two most important cultural and financial centers in Russia and are among the most picturesque cities in the world. Russians are also populous in Asia, however; beginning in the 17th century, and particularly pronounced throughout much of the 20th century, a steady flow of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people moved eastward into Siberia, where cities such as Vladivostok and Irkutsk now flourish. Source, Britannica.com
Lifestyle in Russia
Historic and Contemporary, Artsy and Adventurous.
Largest Country in the World
Opulent by Design
Museums, Theaters, & Restaurants
World Historical Center
Vast Outdoor Activities
Evolving Business Environment
Ethnically and Culturally Diverse
Established Tourism Industry
Both Moscow and St Petersburg have a great choice of fine dining, with world-class restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines, as well as examples of the best Russian cuisine, and other regional favorites, Uzbek and Georgian. Tibetan and Japanese are also popular here, and local eateries serve good fare at reasonable prices. Source: iexpolore.
Moscow is slowly gaining recognition within the art community, bringing superstar’ shows to the Garage Museum run by the art collector and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova, the COSMOSCOW Art Fair, and soon by the V-A-C Foundation, opening in Autumn 2019 in a former GES-2, completely redesigned by Renzo Piano. Source: The Art Gorgeous.
Whether you’re a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers. Tread in the footsteps of literary greats, including Tolstoy and Pushkin, on their country estates. Ski or climb lofty mountains in the Caucasus, go trekking or white-water rafting in the Altai Republic, hike around Lake Baikal, or scale an active volcano in Kamchatka – the variety of possibilities will make your head spin. Source: lonely planet.
Experience the opulence of the era of the tsars as well as the remnants of the Cold War. Russia strikes a delicate balance between ancient and avant-garde. From medieval history to haute cuisine; incense-filled churches to roof-top bars; and Pskov masonry to chrome high-rises – Russia is in a constant state of evolution. Russia’s industry for high-end accommodations has been booming in recent years. Source: TripsToDiscover.
Attractions & Destinations
Idyllic Countryside To Artistic Riches.