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Russia for the Win!

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin (0)

There must be a reason why FIFA decided that Russia was good enough to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Russia is quite an attractive nation with more than enough tourist attractions to keep you coming back for more. As the political and administrative center of the old Soviet Union, there’s always a feeling of adventure that accompanies travelling to this European country that used to be somehow out of bounds to people from the West and some other parts of the world as a result of the Cold War.

There’s a lot to see in Russia, and as usual, we have prepared a list of the famous spots that are most likely to thrill you endlessly.

The Red Square in Moscow: Remember those videos and pictures of Joseph Stalin in a moving motorcade, waving to more than a million soldiers, workers, and peasants? The Red Square in Moscow is where that event took place. A very historic and significant site, this is one of the major reasons why you should visit and spend some time in Russia.

St. Petersburg: An icon of sophistication and civilization, you can’t go to Russia and leave this city out. There’s a lot of cultural perspective to be gained just by walking around and discussing with either the locals or your tour guide. The Palace Square is a historical part of the City where many important events held, and you can’t help feeling a connection to the past while you’re here. Also, St. Petersburg boasts of about 40 rivers, all of which present a scenic and picturesque view.

The Kremlin: A vast and massive array of buildings that has housed Russia’s top Government functionaries since the 16th century, the Kremlin is the Russian version of the White House. Obviously, no tourist visit to Russia will be complete without checking out this all important building that also contains royal treasures from as far back as the period of the Monarchy.

Museums: The rich history, culture, and tradition of the peoples of not just Russia, but the old Soviet Union are on display at various museums. Some of the most important ones are Hemitage Museum, Pushkin Museum, and Kolomenskoye Museum. You also don’t want to miss the Gulag and Cold War Museums in Moscow as these will give peculiar and unique insights into what life in the USSR was like. If you’re a visitor from the USA, the Cold War museum will be even more interesting as you’ll get to see relics from a period of barely veiled international conflict.

Sochi: Outside Moscow and St. Petersburg, Sochi is another city that is known to be a tourist delight. Featuring various attractions such as a hiking trail, the Dendrary botanical Garden, Olimpiyskiy park, Winter Theatre, and the Agura Waterfalls just to mention a few. Sochi is sure to give you some really pleasurable memories of your time in Russia.

 

What’s more? Apart from all we have mentioned above, you may even be lucky enough to pick up a little of the Russian language before leaving.