Russia is a destination that some people overlook, which is a shame. As the largest country in the world, Russia provides one of the most amazing adventures possible. Founded in the 12th century, the country extends to the Baltic Sea. Known for its many natural resources to include diamonds, oil, gold, timber, and natural gas, not to mention the incredible beer and vodka, Russia offers tremendous diversity.

People who visit Russia find it a wonderful experience. The culture is unique, making this a destination worth visiting. Although tourists often see areas of the country by train, because of the country’s massive size, it can take up to six days. Some of the most spectacular features of Russia include Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world, as well as Elbrus, the highest mountain peak in Europe. Other features of the country include Volga, the largest river in Europe and the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest lake.

Russia also boasts boundless areas of untouched wilderness, as well as many wonderful forests, ideal for people who love the outdoors. Not only is Russia known for its breathtaking nature, but this country is also seeped in culture and history. For instance, Moscow has the famous Red Square, St. Petersburg offers the Historic Centre, and Karelia is dotted with magnificence wooden architecture.

While many of the larger cities are destination choices, Russia also have a number of charming smaller towns worth exploring to include Kostroma, Vladimir, Rostov, Suzdal, and Uglitch. The thing most people notice soon after entering the country is the nice blend of Asian and European. However, the younger generation living in Russia are very, westernized in mannerisms, choice of music, and dress. With so much diversity, Russia is definitely a contender for people looking for a great European destination, one that offers both old culture and modern ways.

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