When it comes to Russia, there is a lot of propaganda about the country in the mainstream media in the West, and a lot of it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Put politics to one side and visit a country that is rich in both history and culture and has many attractions throughout the vast country for tourists to enjoy.
There is spectacular scenery to behold and to truly get a feel for the vastness of the country, a trip along its famous railway is one attraction you do not want to miss!
The Enormousness of The Country
There is no doubt about it. Russia is huge and covers an area of 17.1 million km². Thus, an excellent way to explore the vastness of Russia is a trip along the Trans-Siberian express railroad which spans over 9,000km and is made up of three railway networks.
- The Trans-Siberian Railway
- The Trans-Manchurian Railway
- The Trans-Mongolian Railway
Using the railway as your base you can explore the inner depths of Russian and take in some of the beautiful scenery that is on offer, much of it pristine and almost untouched by man.
There is a wide variety of different styles of architecture on offer throughout Russia, and some of the most beautiful buildings are owned by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Take in the splendidness that is St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, or the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, or move east and see the Asian influence in architecture showcasing how much of a melting pot Russia is for cultures, ideas, and designs.
Art & Museums
You can also see the wealth of culture on offer in the many art galleries and museums that you will find throughout the country as most cities will have at least one art gallery.
You can discover classical paintings to admire, and modern and contemporary Russian art to behold, and exploring some of these galleries and museums gives you a real insight to the Russian culture and even the history.
A Wealth Of History
There is plenty of history on offer in Russia that you can experience by visiting various sites throughout the country as well as reading some of the world-famous literature that is on offer and can give you an insight to a bygone past.
From the invasion of the Mongols to the rise of the Russian Empire and the creation of the Soviet Union, no matter where you travel in this vast country you will be able to find remnants of history that are brought to life before your very eyes.
Russia takes in a wide variety of different cultures, but the one thing that is true to be said about all of them is how friendly they are and how much they like to have fun.
By exploring the lesser known parts of Russia and immersing yourself in the culture, you can get a true reflection of the people of this vast country, as well as get to see how they like to party.
One thing is for sure when it comes to visiting Russia for your next holiday, that you will take away some exceptional memories that you will keep with you for the rest of your life.
If you want to get more information on the reasons you should visit Russia, there are helpful websites offering plenty of information that you may find useful.
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