Cities and Regions of Russia

Cities and Regions of Russia

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Cities and regions

Palace Square and the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
As mentioned above more than once, Russia is the largest state in the whole world. Its territory covers the lands of Eastern Europe and North Asia and accommodates many regions and nationalities. Each region of Russia differs from each other in its history, natural resources, and traditions. Each has its own unique flavor. Multifaceted Russia can offer the traveler a fascinating outdoor recreation, informative excursions to historical places, and a relaxed pastime on the sea coast and much more. It all depends on which region you choose.

Of course, the starting points for exploring Russia are Moscow and St. Petersburg, rich in architectural monuments, museums and many other historical sights. Also, to get acquainted with the history of the country and its architecture, it is worth visiting the region of Central Russia and seeing such ancient cities as Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl and other cities of the Golden Ring.

On the territory of Russia there are many protected regions, Karelia with its green forests and ponds, Khakassia with its amazing lakes. The Republic of Tatarstan is rich in mighty rivers (Volga, Vyatka, Belaya, Kama) and picturesque lakes. And the historical capital (Kazan Khanate, Republic of Tatarstan) Kazan, which is the largest cultural center of Russia, is rich in museums, private galleries and theaters. The Kazan Kremlin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the most popular tourist places is the Altai Republic, where you can take environmental and educational excursions, hiking, horseback riding, fishing trips. In Altai there is a huge number of natural sites, the most famous of which is Teletskoye Lake, on the banks of which there are many boarding houses and campsites.

Something similar can be offered by the less popular among tourists, but also very interesting Urals, another feature of which, besides nature, is the mining and factory past and history cast in iron.

Krasnodar gift will delight lovers of sea holidays. The cleanest sea, sunny weather and fresh air have a good rest, therefore, in the territory of Krasnodar there are a large number of sanatoriums and pensions.

Another center of health is the Caucasus with its mineral waters and healing mud. In addition, the Caucasus is popular among lovers of extreme types of recreation, such as skiing and snowboarding.

For lovers of ethnic ecotourism it will be interesting to visit Kalmykia, Dagestan or the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, where you can see villages where residents live according to old customs. In any case, what type of vacation you would not decide to do, Russia can offer a region with the right conditions!

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