Russia is immense, unique and beautiful country. Every corner of it has long been discovered by great explorers and travelers, but not by an ordinary city man. This is the nuance that many fans of new experiences, namely tourists, try to correct. Every year millions of people go on exciting journeys across the expanses of Russia, the benefit of which is quite a lot. Tourists are attracted by the rich cultural heritage and mysterious past of Russia.
Many foreigners are happy to go to Russia. They are attracted to cities with a long history, natural monuments and unique phenomena. Russian tourism is reaching a new level, the southern areas are actively developing, and after the Winter Olympics, interest in the country has increased several times.
Tourism in Russia is experiencing a time of rapid growth. It’s no secret that most of the tourist centers of Russia are concentrated in Moscow and St. Petersburg, here are the most famous sights of our country – Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, Peter’s Summer Palace, Church of the Savior on Blood, State Russian Museum. But do not forget about other cities, they are no less famous for their architectural heritage and history. For example: the so-called Golden Ring of Russia: it includes 8 cities of Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Tours to these cities are very popular.
It is also worth paying attention to such cities located in the Russian north and in the northern “Finno-Ugric” regions like Kizhi (Republic of Karelia), Solovki (Arkhangelsk region), Lake Baikal is equally popular. Cities with no less interesting history – Veliky Novgorod with its Kremlin, churches and birch bark letters, ensembles of courtyards and monasteries, Tver, Vologda, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov and many others.
Traveling to Russia, you can not only have a good rest and learn a lot of interesting things, but also improve your own health. The famous Russian health resorts are located in the Caucasus. Essentuki, which are known for the same mineral water and beautiful parks. The main therapeutic factors of the cozy town of Zheleznovodsk are warm and hot springs. There is even a children’s sanatorium. Kislovodsk is a famous balneological and climatic resort, the main active factor is the mineral water “Narzan”. In Pyatigorsk is not only a medical resort, but also the sights of Russia. Hot radon and hydrogen sulphide mineral waters and therapeutic mud are used here.
The shores of the Black and Azov Seas are considered to be a real health resort in Russia. Gelendzhik, Anapa, Tuapse, Sochi are very popular among tourists. And Anapa is considered a city for children’s recreation, there are many children’s sanatorium and camps. The beaches of Russia located on the shores of the Azov Sea in cities such as: Yeisk, stanitsa Golubitskaya, Taman, Taganrog, the village of Priazovsky and Primorsko-Akhtarsk attract the absence of unnecessary fuss characteristic of the Black Sea coast. Gradually developing resorts and on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
With the development of tourism business, the hotel system is also developing. Hotels in Russia can be divided into several categories: luxury hotels, large hotels and complexes, mini-hotels and hostels. They differ in the device rooms and prices for accommodation.
Tourist cities of Russia
Moscow is the capital of Russia, one of the greatest cities in the world with many historical monuments and other attractions.
St. Petersburg is the cultural and political capital of Russia in the past. Here is the Hermitage, one of the best museums in the world, and the city center with its unique architecture is in itself an open-air museum. St. Petersburg occupies a leading position among the world’s tourist centers.
Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia, which is an hour’s drive from Lake Baikal along the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Kazan is the center of Tatar culture, a beautiful city in the heart of the Volga region. Here is a unique monument of history – the Kazan Kremlin.
Nizhny Novgorod – it is often overlooked, although it is one of the largest cities in Russia. Nizhny Novgorod is worth visiting and seeing the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, the museum-apartment of academician A.D. Sakharov and the Makaryevsky monastery.
Sochi is the most popular Black Sea resort in Russia, which almost no one abroad knew until recently. But thanks to the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in this city, the situation has changed.
Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) is the site of the decisive battle of the Second World War. Here, in memory of the dead, one of the largest Memorial Complexes is located.
Yekaterinburg is the center of the Urals, one of the most important cultural and financial centers of the country. The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through the city, and it is here that tourists come who want to find out what the Urals are.
Other sights in Russia
The border between Europe and Asia. The border is clearly marked in Yekaterinburg. She is often photographed standing with two feet on different parts of the world.
Dombay – the most beautiful ski resort in the North Caucasus. Unfortunately, now Dombay is not only not popular, but is not stored in the proper form.
The Golden Ring of Russia is a famous route through unforgettable historical monuments and cities, forming a ring around Moscow.
Kamchatka – an area of active volcanoes, geysers and mineral springs.
Kizhi – one of the most beautiful sights of Russia. Kizhi Island in Lake Onega is known worldwide primarily for its architectural ensemble of traditional wooden churches.
The virgin forests of the Komi Republic are remote and inaccessible, the largest wild forest area in Europe. It is here that the largest national park in Russia called “Yugyd Va” is located.
Lake Baikal is the “Pearl of Siberia”, the largest in volume and the deepest lake in the world. We advise you to visit this place to all lovers of outdoor recreation.
Mamaev Kurgan – a huge historical memorial complex located on the site where the most fierce hostilities of the 20th century took place – the Battle of Stalingrad.
Solovetsky Islands is an archipelago located in the north of the White Sea. Here the Solovetsky Monastery was built, which in its history served as a military fortress and the Gulag prison.
Tour opearator “Council for tourism” will be your guide in Russia. We will be glad to organize unforgettable trip for you and help to discover Russia in all its different colors.