RUSSIA - The Federation of Russia (Russia: Росси́йская Федера́ция, also transliterated: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya,) about this sound listen (help · info), or Russia (Russia: Росси́я, Rossiya; also transliterated: Tatar language: Рәсәй), is a country with vast stretches of East Europe and Northern Asia. With an area of 17.075.400 km², Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area approximately twice the area of people's Republic of China (China, REPUBLIC of CHINA), Canada, or the United States. Its population ranks seventh in the world after the people's Republic of China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, and Pakistan.

This country used to be the largest state at the time of the Soviet Union. Russia is a major beneficiary of the Soviet Union; the country inherited a 50% population, 2/3 of the total area, and approximately 50% of the economic assets and guns.

Major cities in Russia, among others, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don Russia, Ufa, Volgograd, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Saratov, Voronezh, Ulyanovsk, Tolyatti, Krasnodar, Simferopol, and Izhevsk. Currently Russia still trying hard to gain status as a superpower again. Although Russia is important, but its status is still far compared with the status of the Soviet Union.

places of interest in the visit in Russia:

  • The Valley Of Geysers

The Valley of geysers in Kamchatka Peninsula located within Russia, is the world's second largest geysers. The Valley of geysers is discovered by Tatyana Ustinova, local scientists in 1941. Since then the place has become a popular tourist attraction in Kamchatka and attracted a lot of interest from scientists and tourists, and has become a regional tourist attractions in Russia which is quite popular in Europe.

  • St. Basil's Cathedral

An Orthodox Church of Russia set up in red square in Moscow in 1555-1561. It was built by the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the center of growth since the fourteenth century. In addition to being at the heart of the city, this church is one of the favourite tourist destination in Moscow, and is famous for its unique architecture, resembling a bonfire blazing.

  • Mount Elbrus
Set in the Caucasus mountains with a height reaching 5642 m, is the largest mountain in Russia is at once one of the highest mountains on the seven continents. The volcano is a favorite destination for hikers. The first person to climb the mountain was Florence Crauford Grove, Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker, Peter Knubel and Ahiya Sottaiev, in 1874.
  • The Hermitage Museum

The Museum was founded by Katherine the great in 1764. It is one of the famous attractions in St Petersburg. This magnificent museum building saving about three million works of art and cultural heritage. Inside the Hermitage museum complex also contains six historic buildings, one of which was the Winter Palace which used to be the residence of the Romanovs, the Tsar of Russia.

  • The Moscow Kremlin

The Kremlin is an architectural masterpiece became the mainstay of Moscow tourist attractions. The Moscow Kremlin is situated in an area of 250 acres that include government offices, Cathedral-Cathedral, and Diamond Fund Exhibition which is one of the collection is the diamond 190 rust belonged to Katherine the great.
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