Russia Travel Guide - Travel to Russia
Going to Russia is a unique opportunity to get to know its impressive and amazing history, as well as to enjoy its rich culture, its people, its historic monuments, its entertainment, etcetera that wait for their visit.
Russia or the Russian federation is the greatest country worldwide, extends by Europe and by Asia, their coasts extend by the Arctic Ocean until the Pacific Ocean of the North, and in addition it has coast in inner seas like the Caspian Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea.
In the last few years, the Russian government has opened up enormous areas that for decades have been closed to tourism. In Russia, you can learn about the most interesting and rich history of all small cities and inappreciable treasures of its culture. An enormous artistic value represents the magnificent oldest Russian architectonic sets conserved to the present time and reconstructed in its entire splendours thanks to the efforts of the restaurateurs.
The white stone cathedrals of centuries XII - XIII, are a sample of the old architecture, reunited in the museums outdoors, unique paintings of the temples made by teachers of diverse schools, beautiful creations of applied teachers of art.
Russia is a land of snow and coldest winters, but also of rivers that meander across meadows and a midsummer sun that never sets. You have a chance to explore its land of striking beauty and diversity, from magnificent capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg, to the measured life of Siberian cities. This is a great country with an array of rivers, forests and towering mountains, it is the adventuresome traveller's dream.
The traditions of modern Russian cuisines are closely connected with the food that peasants cooked already in the Russian Empire. Basic dishes haven't changed. Certainly, nowadays, when people are in hurry and don't have enough time to cook at home, they prefer fast food, cafe food, etc. Nevertheless, food and beverages that are served at home are almost the same as they were several hundred years ago.
Russian people are very hospitable, and you can make sure of it when you travel Russia food and beverages are in abundance, especially, during holidays and festivals in Russia.
In Russia, people drink tea and coffee with pleasure as other nations do; among traditional alcoholic free beverages are prostokvasha, kvas, kompot (stewed fruit); among alcoholic drinks, vodka and samogon lead. Traditional beer is a bit sour.
Moscow is a peculiar city combining European, Russian and Asian traditions, the city is a fusion of both splendour.
St Petersburg is a city of arched bridges, wide boulevards, elegant palaces, impressive squares and ornate churches.
Novosibirsk is a heart of Siberia and is considered capital city, economic and cultural centre of southwester Siberia.
The city is filled with magnificent buildings, monuments, boulevards and many other incredibly beautiful sights to see.
The city has magnificent old and new buildings, monuments and a lot of other sights to wander around.
The city of Irkutsk, with attractive embankments along the river and many surviving wooden houses on its tree-lined streets.