Russia

Description

Russia is an European country although two thirds of territory are found in Asia, which makes the nation a multicultural region where East and West merge to create a unique folklore. Russian landscapes include steppes in the south, dense woodlands, and tundra in its northern coasts. However, most of the territory is covered by snow for at least six months a year.

Thanks to its diversity, it attracts people from all over the world not only for tourism, but for the life quality Russians have. Moreover, it is a perfect destination to celebrate New Year as it is traditionally Russia’s most anticipated and greatest event. By 2018, this country will host the XXI Edition of FIFA World Cup, reason why its tourist and historical centers are being renewed for the visit of thousands of spectators.

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation, and it is known as the historical, architectural and commercial center of the territory. Moscow is surrounded by hills that mix exquisite monuments, parks and residential areas that contrast the old with the modern environment.

You cannot miss visiting the Red Square, the Kremlin and the nine domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and other symbols of the imposing past of this nation. Currently, it is one of the best destinations to visit in 2017 besides hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup in summer, one of the best seasons of the year to visit this great city.

Points of interest

The Kremlin. It is an impressive historical center, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, open to the public for its visual and cultural delight.

St. Basil’s Cathedral. It is an orthodox temple located in the Red Square, which is world famous for its bulb-shaped domes.

Museum of the Hermitage. It is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world with a collection that is kept in a six historical building complex.

Lake Baikal. It is the oldest lake in the world also known as “The blue eye of Siberia”.

Russia is the biggest country of the world since it extends from the Baltic land in the gulf of Kaliningrad to Ratmanov Island in the Strait of Bering. In addition, this federation owns a quarter of the forests of the world and is known as “The lungs of Europe”.

  • Continent: Eurasia
  • Climate: It presents all types of climate from the arctic to the subtropical