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Russia

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Plan your trip to Russia and other Russia destinations using our handy Russia trip planner.
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Places to visit in Russia

St. Petersburg Trip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Specialty Museum, Art Museum Moscow Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Church, Specialty Museum Kazan Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Historic Site, Specialty Museum Kaliningrad Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, National Park, Church Nizhny Novgorod Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Castle, Monument

Popular things to do in Russia

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World heritage site
Red Square Moscow
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral St. Petersburg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Russia

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Historic Site
Palace Square St. Petersburg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Saint Basil's Cathedral Moscow
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin Moscow
4.7
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Church
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas Kronshtadt
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Russia

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Specialty Museum
Russian Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum Kostroma
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Borodins' Blacksmith Shop Vladimir
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Russia

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World heritage site
Kurshskaya Kosa Kaliningrad
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
Lake Baikal Siberian District
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Stolby National Park Krasnoyarsk
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Yelagin Island St. Petersburg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Russia

Farm
Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm Sumarokovo
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) Smolensk
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Tula State Museum of Weapons Tula
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
The Kremlin Nizhny Novgorod
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Russia

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Science Museum
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools Nizhny Novgorod
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Science Museum
Museum and Exhibition Center Apatite Kirovsk
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Children’s Museum
The Shadow Museum St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ship
Cruiser Aurora St. Petersburg
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Gallery
Gallery Belaya Loshad Gelendzhik
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historical Tour
Moscow Gun Tours Moscow
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Segway Tour
Happy Way Segway St. Petersburg
4.7
Duration: 2 hours