The world’s largest and perhaps least understood country definitely deserves the visit of any inquisitive, adventurous person, whether it be for short history- and museum-heavy trip through Moscow and St Petersburg’s cultural treasures, or a more wide-ranging trip that could include an almost endless list of destinations: the mountains of the Caucasus, the beaches of the Black Sea, the vast Volga River, the endless tracts of Taiga in Siberia, magical Lake Baikal, or the volcanoes of Kamchatka.Russian way of life:- Russians themselves may come across as quite cold and rude on first inspection, yet if you get to know any locals on your trip here, you’ll soon find that to be a very superficial observation. Once the dour exteriors have been broken through over a glass of vodka or Baltika beer, you’ll meet a people for whom laughter and merriment are a way of life.
Saint Petersburg is a world-class destination and Russia’s second largest city, with a population of more than 5 million perched at the eastern tip of of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River.The city was formerly known as Petrograd and later Leningrad.This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and virtually any building in the large historic centre, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world’s greatest and oldest collections of art, treasure, and antiquities, and one of its most beautiful buildings.
Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the 869 year-old capital of Russia. An iconic, global city, Moscow has played a central role in the development of Russia and the world. For many, the sight of the Kremlin complex in the centre of the city is still loaded with symbolism and history. Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and signs of its previous life are still very visible. Yet, there is more to Russia and its capital than just memories of the USSR. Architectural gems from the time of the Russian Empire are still dotted throughout Moscow, whilst signs of modern Tsars (or at least people with similar levels of wealth) abound.Moscow has a humid continental climate with freezing winters and warm summersBe wary of bicyclists on the sidewalk weaving through pedestrians. Their numbers are growing steadily and no regulations are enforced. Always walk in a straight line and look over your shoulder if you move to the left or right.