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10 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Russia

10 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Russia

Sep 5, 2013

Russia is a popular tourist destination because of its unique attractions. To begin with, it is the largest country in the world. Perhaps, that explains why it has 11 time zones. It is also home to the deepest freshwater lake on earth. Indeed, the attractions are numerous, and what matters is the tourist’s taste and preference. For instance, if you are interested in the orthodoxy of the Russian faith, the golden ring tour offered by the Russian National Tourism Office is the way to go. On the other hand, you may like Lake Baikal, valley of geysers and Mount Elbrus if you love exploring nature. Moscow Being the capital of Russia, Moscow is the home to most tourist attractions including the Moscow kremlin, mausoleum, Lenin Russian State library and Stalin skyscrapers. Saint Basil’s cathedral and the cathedral of Christ the savior are also found in this city, not forgetting the Armory, Diamond fund, the Red Square and the Museum of Applied and folk Art. Kolomenskoye and the Moscow Metro are also feasts for the eyes and the Tverskaya Street is the place to be for nightlife activities. (image by Dmitry Volkov). Moscow kremlin This is the headquarters of Russia’s top Government offices. It lies on a 250-acre piece of land and it features several museums, towers and cathedrals. The Spasskaya tower is the most famous of the 20 towers. Most Russian movies feature this attraction, sparking curiosity amongst tourists. Next to the Kremlin is the Red square, which is also a popular attraction. St. Petersburg This is the second largest city in Russia. It features tourist attractions such as hermitage, kunstcamera museum, the monument of Peter The Great and the Church of the savior on Spilled blood. The palace square is the place to be for nightlife activities and the Ballet in Mariinsky Theater is the home of festivals and literature. Lake Baikal Apart from the fact that this is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, it also features unique flora and fauna that creates an ecosystem that beckons people to itself. Also known as the Pearl of Siberia, this lake contains about 20% of the fresh water in the world. Since many...