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Kamchatka Russia is a country with beautiful landscape, dramatic, historic architecture, and great resources. Russia is a country with the long and unique history. There are many places to see. Foreigners are usually impressed with its unusual architecture, especially churches and cathedrals. There are many museums, monuments, and theatres. If you are in Russia, you should see at least those cities.

Moscow is a fascinating city; the best place to start is to head for Red Square, in the very center of Moscow.  There you'll find two of the most enduring symbols in Russia:  onion-domed St. Basil's Cathedral which has a stunning interior, and the Kremlin, the centuries-old seat of Russian rulers.  There are many exhibits on display at the Kremlin at any one time; the one not to miss is the permanent collection of the treasures of the Czars (Faberge eggs, Peter the Great's throne, Catherine the Great's carriage and more.)  On Tverskaya Street, you'll find a mix of Russian and foreign stores and shops everything. Tverskaya leads to Pushkin Square.  Don't miss a ride on the Moscow subway (Metro), a marvel of efficiency and design.  Moscow University, the Tretyakov Museum, Rushkin Museum, the Moscow Circus, the Bolshoi and concerts at the Moscow Conservatory on Gersten Street are the best bets.

Novgorod is Located between St. Petersburg and Moscow, Novgorod is over 1,000 years old and at one time competed with Moscow for domination of Old Russia.  Today it is primarily modern and industrial.  See St. Sofia Cathedral (1045) with its six domes and the city's other ancient churches concentrated in the Yaroslav Estate across the river from the Kremlin.

St. Petersburg is the most beautiful city in Russia and should not be missed. June is great during the famed White Nights, when sunset and sunrise are virtually indistinguishable, and the city seems to never sleep. The Hermitage is a museum that ranks with the Louvre, Prado, British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Pushkin Theatre, the Gorky Drama Theatre and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Exploring Russia

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b Volga River

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