Russia, the largest country in the world, is a country of contrasts and can offer a fascinating destination to all types of visitors. It has great subtropical beaches and bitterly cold white winter landscapes in the north. Adults of all interests, as well as children, can utterly enjoy themselves during all seasons.
Russia is steeped in history and culture everywhere you go: from vicious battles and glorious monarchs to great classical music, ballet, and literature. The examples of magnificent art can be marvelled not only in museums but also in churches, monasteries, and the streets.
There are a lot of unique and interesting cities in Russia, but these are the best to go to if you want to get the most history and culture.
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The capital of Russia, Moscow is a city of more than 12 million people and is the most important city in Russia. It is important not just for political reasons alone; it is also well known for its cultural endeavours, world-famous ballet, symphonies, art, and architecture. The historic churches with onion-shaped domes dominating the skyline; the Kremlin and impressive Red Square, are sights not to be missed. There are many other weird and unusual tourist attractions in Russia and many of them are near Moscow
Built by Peter the Great, the city has had several names over the years. Until the revolution of 1917, St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire and is still considered by many to be the cultural capital of Russia. Because of the city’s many canals and beautiful bridges, St Petersburg is sometimes called Venice of the North.
This city is not well known outside of Russia, but Kazan is one of the most beautiful cities in the Russian Federation, especially the city centre showing off many architectural highlights. Kazan’s Kremlin being a UNESCO World Heritage gives tourists the chance to experience Tatar culture. Kazan is a not to missed by those looking to experience a different side of Russia.
Sochi situated on the Black Sea is a modern city with a very mild warm climate. Sochi has excellent beach resorts, and you can easily combine sightseeing with some sunbathing. In winter, Sochi can offer skiing and snowboarding.
Anapa was a popular holiday and health resort in the Russian Empire. The sea around Anapa is mostly quiet and flat, and it’s warm nearly all year to swim or can take romantic walks along the coast.
In the centre only a few streets are open to traffic – many are pedestrian zones.
During the Soviet era, the city was known as Sverdlovsk. It is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and is Russia’s third-largest city. Yekaterinburg has plenty of cultures and urban romanticism to offer: beautifully ornamented the Sevastyanov house and Chekist Town and a stunning view of the city from the observation deck, located at the 198 meters ( 649 ft) high Vysotsky, the tallest building in the Ural-Siberian and Central Asian Regions.
The city stretches along the west bank of the Volga River used to be known as Stalingrad. It is known for one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War.
Krasnodar is the largest and the most important historical and cultural centres of Southern Russian and the Northern Caucasus region. With the population of 775,000 people, it is more ethnically diverse than Northern Russia. Georgians, Armenians, Chechens, and Ossetians have lived here along with Adyghe and many Jews. The city is very pretty with renovated tsar-era buildings and new modern structures.
The city is one of the biggest cities in Russia, and it is the capital of Bashkortostan. It is located about 1,340 km southeast of Moscow and is one of the largest economic, cultural, and scientific centres of Russia.
It is called Nizhniy by the locals to keep it short and simple. It’s the fifth-largest city in Russia and was founded in the 13th century.
The climate in Nizhny Novgorod is very similar to the climate in Moscow, which is quite cold in winter.
One of the important historical places to visit is the Kremlin and Square of Minin and Pozharsky. There are also a lot of museums and monuments that you can visit.
Russian has many beautiful cities, and the visitors should think of touring Russia in summer as well as in winter. Winters in Russia are exceptional, turning every city into a magical land.