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Places To Visit in Russia

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Here are the top 4 tourist places in Russia

1. St. Petersburg

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While St. Petersburg today is Russia's second most important and populated city, it was once the centre of political power in the country. The Tsarist capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is still home to the glorious heritage of the dynasty, reflected in it's museums, gardens and many stunning palaces...

Best Time: May to September

2. Moscow

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Moscow is Russia's capital, and its cultural, economic and political heart. It is the largest and the most populated city in Russia, and also a city of huge global influence. It is the country's biggest tourist destination, home to some of the most historic architectural works in the country.

Best Time: March to June (Spring and Summer)

3. Siberia

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The Siberian Federal District covers 30% area of its country, Russia. Holding over a dozen cities, Siberia boasts of the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal. Siberia is an ideal location for travellers who want to encounter with the untouched beauty of nature, mighty mountains, and unexplored eni...

Best Time: June to August

4. Sochi

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Sochi is an idyllic seaside retreat that attracts hundreds of people to it each year, including celebrities and renowned politicians. In 2014, Sochi hosted the Winter Olympics, making it even more popular amongst tourists across the globe. The city is also called the Black Sea Pearl.

Best Time: May to October

FAQs on Russia

What is the currency of Russia?

Russian Ruble is the national currency. Frequently used denominations for bank notes are RUB 50, RUB 100, RUB 500, RUB 1000 and RUB 5000. US Dollars and Euros are both accepted in the country. Credit cards are also widely accepted in most of the Places. St.Petersburg and Moscow are slightly more expensive cities, so make sure to have enough cash on you while visiting these places.

What is the history of Russia?

Since 1500 BC, an Indo-European group called the Slavs were living in a part of Russia. However, when the Vikings arrived in Russia, they lost their territory. The Soviet Union was formed in 1922. At that time, Vladimir Lenin was its head. On his death, Joseph Stalin came to power. He became the dictator of the Soviet Union. However, the concept of Russia as an Empire was established with the arrival of Peter the Great. Post-Soviet Russia underwent a lot of reformations and has risen as a powerful nation.

What is unique about culture of Russia?

Russian culture is steeped in Arts - music, painting and literature. As mentioned earlier, a lot of artists and creative personalities were from Russia. Russian culture is also very family-centric. They deeply value both their country and their close family members. Nearly half of Russia's population follows the Russian Orthodox Church. This is followed by Islam and Tengrism, a type of shamanistic religion of the people. Russian is the official language of the country. English is often everybody's second language in Russia. Apart from that, a lot of local dialects are spoken here - Dolgang, Tartar, Bashir being just some of the many.

How is Russia divided into regions?

Russia comprises of several regions. Central Russia is most often visited for the city of Moscow, the Russian South has the best climate in the country, North West Russia is very well-known for St.Petersburg, the Russian Far East holds the popular Permafrost Kingdom, Siberia is known for Lake Baikal, Uralsare characterized by the majestic Ural Mountains whereas Volga promises a lot of river cruises.
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