Russia as a country is huge. In fact, it is the largest. It is so big that it encompasses more than one eighth of our planet’s inhabited land area. It spans eleven time zones. This vast land also stands out for its biodiversity. After all, it has the world’s largest forest reserves. Aptly called ‘the lungs of Europe’ its ability to absorb carbon dioxide is second only to the Amazon Rainforest!
But Russia keeps on amazing any traveller with more such facts. Take for example the fact that one fourth of world’s liquid water is contained in its lakes. Or the fact that Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest, cleanest, oldest and most spacious fresh water lake alone has in its reservoir over one-fifth of the world’s stock of fresh surface water.
This seemingly unfathomable natural bounty is farther enhanced by Russia’s biodiversity. It is home to 266 mammal species and 780 diverse avian species. It comes as no wonder that Russia has 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 40 UNESCO biosphere reserves, 41 national parks and 101 nature reserves. It is undoubtedly a favourite among tourists seeking nature tourism, wildlife tourism, adventure tourism, and eco-tourism among others.
But Russia has much more to offer to the traveller beyond its natural might. It has stunning metropolises too. That’s why, premier tourist itineraries in Russia include a voyage around the Golden Ring of ancient cities; or cruises on the Volga and other big rivers; or even a ride on the unparalleled Trans-Siberian Railway.
Moscow, the home to finest Soviet architecture, and Saint Petersburg, nicknamed Venice of the North, among the metropolises, draw the maximum crowd. Attractions here span from museums like Tretyakov Gallery and the Hermitage; theatres like Bolshoi and Mariinsky; churches like Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Blood; forts like the Kremlin and Peter and Paul Fortress; and Red Square and Palace Square. These locations satisfy urges for heritage tourism, leisure tourism, architectural tourism, culture tourism, and religious and spiritual tourism among others.
But there’s more to Russia. Take for example the case of Sochi. A popular sea resort located in the warm Black Sea coast. On the other hand are the ski resorts like Dombay on the Northern Caucasus.
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