Although people often identify it simply as Russia, it is actually much more – the Russian Federation – where you can find 100 different nationalities, languages and cultures, including the Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist population of Chechnya on the border with Georgia to the ice in the north of Chukotka, which is quite short distance from Alaska. It’s all here, from the highway in Moscow with eight lanes to the immense space of the Russian steppes.
Here planes seem only reasonable form of travel due to the large distances, or you can choose Trans-Siberian railway, which allows you to explore different parts of the country. People can act cool at first glance, but on your journey, you will realize that it is completely the opposite. With some time spent there, you will meet people whose lifestyle is laughter and joy.
Early in the summer and fall are the favorite periods of many people to visit. By May, the snow is mostly melted and temperatures are pleasant, a golden autumn colors in September and the first part of October can be ecstatic. July and August are the warmest months and represent the main season, both for foreigners and locals.
What to visit?
Novgorod – This is one of the oldest cities in country, founded 859 years ago. Here you can visit the city of XI century Kremlin, the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, Yuriev Monastery and museum of ancient Russian architecture in the open.
Vladivostok – Vladivostok is the most important port in the east part. Vladivostok is the capital of Primorsky Krai. Because of the proximity to the Chinese border and maritime links with Japan, Vladivostok economic position is very important. The city is the most important stop on the east route of the Trans-Siberian railway.
Volgograd – It is founded in 1589 as a strong fortress at the confluence of the Volga and the Don. Nothing is left of the ancient Carcina, which was during the Soviet period renamed Stalingrad in honor of the leaders who organized the defense of the city during the Civil War. The city was renamed again in 1961, this time named after the river that dominates the geographic, economic and cultural terms. It is built again from scratch, Volgograd is a bit sterile, but memories of the Great Patriotic War are still fresh.
Lake Baikal – one of the most famous natural beauties, often called the pearl of Siberia. It is not only the deepest and oldest (25 million years) lake in the world, but also a great destination for those who want to spend their holiday in the stunning surroundings of the Siberian wilderness. Lake Baikal offers hot springs, a trip to a remote area by helicopter, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, rafting …
Kamchatka – discovered by Cossacks more than 300 years ago. However, even today locals know very little about it, not to mention the rest of the world. By 1990, no foreigner was allowed to enter the ground Kamchatka, even the Russians needed a special permit. Expedition of geologists and researchers have revealed its dark ocean beaches, active volcanoes and mountain ranges.
Yakutiya – the biggest part of northeastern Siberia is a country with countless rivers and lakes, hundreds of glaciers and icy surfaces. More than 40% of the territory is located above the Arctic Circle. Some nights are illuminated polar light, known as the aurora borealis.
Altai – Altai mountain system is unique for the beauty of its landscape and the diversity of its attractions. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, covered by impassable taiga forests and high mountains, It is one of the biggest attractions and amazing place for adventure in nature, such as rafting, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and many others.
Caucasus – the Alpine region in the southernmost part of the periphery of European part. The main mountain range – the Great Caucasus, is the natural border between Europe and Asia.
Karelia – Forests, rivers and lakes of Karelia, make it perfect for hunting, fishing, safari, rafting … They offer a variety of tours, during which it is possible to visit the historical monuments, abandoned villages and forts from the Second World War.
Ural – Ural Mountain represents the boundary between Europe and Asia. It is far from the city noise and everyday worries. Its mountain lakes and meadows, gorgeous forests and taiga, rivers and streams, it is difficult to forget. Ural is also known for its archaeological sites in Arkaimu.