Many people are hesitant to visit Russia today under the false impression that it is arduous and inaccessible. This is far from the truth. The fact is that Russia has never been more open, having come a long way since the days when it was off limits under the Soviet regime. Here's why you should visit Russia the next opportunity you get:
The largest country in the world
That's right! Russia is the largest country on planet earth, with a surface area of seventeen million square kilometers. The range and the variety of the seasons and the landscapes befit the vastness of the country. It contains both the world's oldest mountains as well as its deepest lake. And when you visit Russia's capital, Moscow, you are visiting the largest city in Europe.
Russia is bursting at the seams with natural beauty. It's quasi-mythical Lake Baikal is not only the deepest lake in the world, but is also regarded as the oldest and clearest lake in the world. When you visit Russia, a boat tour on this historic lake is an experience not to be missed. It is awe inspiring to be able to look down into the clear lake water first hand, for yourself.
Close by is the village of Listvyanka, a popular starting point for summertime wildlife-spotting tours.
Then there are the Altai mountains, punctuated with picturesque river valleys and extensive hollows, great for tourists, offering a diverse range of activities, from rafting to mountain hiking.
To visit Russia is to visit the home of pioneers and revolutionaries in fields as diverse as literature and space travel.
Russia has given the world some of it's finest novelists, playwrights, and artists, such as Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Stanislavsky, and the Russians have preserved these artists' homes and the places they used to work in, as well as dedicated museums to them, in order to celebrate their heroes.
Also preserved are the memories of some of their more notorious personalities, such as the Rasputin museum in Saint Petersburg, built at Yusopov Palace, the location where the famed villain Rasputin was killed.
Whether you're looking for high culture or low; whether all you're looking for is a fine piece of theater or a vibrant nightlife, Russia has it all to offer. In Moscow, you can easily get both. Moscow's Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery, and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater and Hermitage are widely regarded to be some of the best art institutes in the world.
Don't ignore the smaller cities
Moscow and Saint Petersburg are not all there is to it when you visit Russia. Be sure to visit some of the other cities like Sochi, with its Black Sea beaches and Caucasus skiing, or Irkutsk, where you can go to the magnificent Epiphany Cathedral.
Any one of these factors should be reason enough to make you want to visit Russia, let alone all of them combined! Don't delay! Book today!