More About Russia Attractions
The country’s second-largest city, St.
Petersburg, was once the capital and remains an important link between the
Baltic Sea and mainland Russia. One of the city’s biggest attractions is the
State Hermitage Museum, which has an extensive collection of over three million
items, such as paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds and numismatic
material, which are showcased in a large complex of six historical buildings. Additional
landmarks in St. Petersburg include the Russian Museum, Catherine Palace, Peter
and Paul Fortress, Kizhi Island, and the elaborate Peterhof Palace complex.
Other major cities in Russia are Novosibirsk,
Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod, which are testament to the country’s
multiculturalism, with local contrasts in dialect, cuisine and architecture.
Outside of the cities, there is a wealth of natural landscapes for visitors to
savour. During the summertime, tourists can relax at the beaches around St.
Petersburg, Kaliningrad and the Caspian Sea, while the Ural Mountains create a
natural boundary between Europe and Asia, dating back a staggering 250-300