January 20, 2018

10 Best Tourist Attractions in Russia

Communism may be on a steady decline as capitalism continues to spread the world, also, while the period when the defunct USSR used to bestrode the global arena like a colossus is equally long gone as attention now seems to have shifted towards China as the main rival to the United States continued dominance of the world.

All of that notwithstanding, Russia still remains the world’s largest country in surface area, a nuclear and military superpower, a mineral rich country and also a place with amazing flora and fauna that could leave your mouth agape as you are left gutted by its wonderful sights and sounds.

Even as the country is preparing to host the FIFA world cup by June 2018 when a lot of people is expected to flock into the country to enjoy the football tournament, Blog4passion is already paving the way by showing you the most attractive places you can’t afford to miss while you are in Putin’s country.

10. Sochi

Sitting by the black sea, Sochi is a city with lots of natural and manmade attractions. Sochi has beautiful beaches and despite having subtropical climate, its winter can be extremely cold with massive snow. The city hosted the 2014 winter Olympics, Russian Formula 1 Grand prix and is equally billed to be a host venue for the 2018 FIFA world cup.

9. Altai Mountains

Located within the Siberian ridges, Altai Mountains is a beauty to behold with nearby river valleys.

8. Lake Baikal

This lake is said to be the deepest and largest in the world. There are wooden cabins and areas where one can go fishing.

7. Saint Basils Cathedral

No one will argue the fact that Russia has some of the most impressive cathedrals in the world and Saint Basils is certainly one of them.

6. Valley of Geysers

Located in Kamchatka peninsula, this valley contains lots of Geysers, hot springs and several other geothermal activities that abound here. The valley offers a beautiful and fascinating smoky ambience that is attractive to behold.

5. Kizhi Island

Sitting on Lake Onega, this island contains historical wooden structures and buildings.

4. Stolby Nature Reserve

Situated on the outskirts of the city of Krasnoyarsk, the reserve was established in 1925 and has been included as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

3. Saint Petersburg

Now officially known as Leningrad, Russia’s second largest city was established as far back as 1703 by Tsar Peter the great. Saint Petersburg is Russia’s most beautiful city and is also a cultural melting point.

2. Hermitage Museum

Built in 1764, Hermitage Museum is among the biggest and oldest museums in the world. It has a vast collection of artworks estimated to be around 3 million!

1. Moscow

The capital of Russia and home to the revered Kremlin—Russia’s version of the Pentagon. The city is vast with over 12 million people, endless streams of architectural wonders and fascinating cathedrals. A visit to Russia can never be complete without a visit to Moscow.

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