Russia

Russia

Capital - Moscow
Population - 140,702,000
Area - 17,075,400 km²
Density - 8.24 / km²
Currency - RUB
Official language – Russian
The Russian Federation is located in northern Eurasia. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's fresh water. Widely known for its freezing cold temperatures, its vodka, and its Soviet past, Russia is a unique travel destination and presents tons of opportunities to sight-see. The place is popular for having 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aside from these sites, the country also features cultural and natural attractions. The two main attraction in Russia are the capital city Moskow and the cultural capital St. Petersbourg. The famous natural attractions in Russia are the Lake Baikal which is the biggest, deepest, and the oldest freshwater lake on Earth and the Caucasus Mountain which rises to a height of 5,642 m.

Top 10 hostels in Saint Petersburg

A great number of affordable hostels in Sankt Petersburg give you the chance to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world at amazing cheap prices. Nowadays, hostels are a very good alternative to expensive Sankt Petersburg hotels; that is why we do recommend them for both single…
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White Nights in Sankt Petersburg

Belâie Noci, so Russians call the spectacular White Nights; they start in May, when the northern city of Sankt Petersburg wakes up and everything flourishes and comes to life, and end in July. The Mid of June is the most incredible, because the sun never descends below the horizon. White…
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Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort

Krasnaya Polyana, known also as the Russian Courchevel, is one of the larger and most famous ski and snowboard resorts in Russia. It will host the 2014 Winter Olympics; this great event will transform the resort into a modern world-class destination. The ski resort boasts a reputation of offering great…
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Mirny Diamond Mine

Mir Mine, also called Mirny Mine is one of the most impressive places on Earth and it is located near a small town known as Mirna, in Eastern Siberia. It was the first and the largest diamond mine in the Soviet Union. The mine is 525 meters deep, has a…
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Baikal Lake

Baykal Lake is located in the southern part of eastern Siberia within the republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk province of Russia. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, famous for its natural beauty and extensive unspoilt landscapes. Baikal is one of the most ancient lakes - it’s…
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