Russia is the world's largest country extended across Eastern Europe and northern Asia, and bordering with several countries.
Russia has over 100.000 rivers, and the largest forest in the world, as well as the largest lake - Lake Baikal. The natural landscape of this country is very rich and varied. Moscow, the capital, with its traditional churches and the beautiful Kremlin, and Saint Petersburg, an imperial and magnificent city, are some of the highlights of this great country.
REASONS TO GO
The home country of the Bolshoi Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev and Anna Pavlova, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Dostoevsky.
The fine vodka and the delicious caviar
The overwhelming beauty of Moscow and. St. Petersburg.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Ruble (RUB)
Area: 17.075.200 square kilometres
Population: 145 million
Electricity: 220V / 50Hz
Calling Code: 7
Time Zone: UTC +2 to UTC +12
Visas and passports are required by all visitors to Russia. There are two popular types of Russian visas - "tourist visas" and "business visas". In most cases a "tourist" visa should be satisfactory - unless you are planning to go to Russia for longer than 30 days. In this case you should apply for a "business" visa.