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Top Tourist Attractions In Russia

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1 | SAINT BASIL'S CATHEDRAL
The Basil's Cathedral, is a church in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral.It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

2 | HERMITAGE MUSEUM & WINTER PALACE
St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, the Hermitage is a must-see for all first-time travellers to the city.The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia.The largest it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding each year on 7 December, Saint Catherine's Day.It has been open to the public since 1852.

3 | MOSCOW KREMLIN
The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. Also within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

4 | SUZDAL TOURISM
Suzdal is a town and the administrative center of Suzdalsky District in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the Kamenka River, 26 kilometers (16 mi) north of the city of Vladimir, the administrative center of the oblast. Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns. In the 12th century it became the capital of the principality, with Moscow being merely one of its subordinate settlements. Nowadays Suzdal is the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns with population of just 9978 (2015),but a major tourist attraction.

5 | LAKE BAIKAL - WORLD'S DEEPEST LAKE
Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast.Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.it contains more water than the North American Great Lakes combined.With a maximum depth of 1,642 m (5,387 ft),Baikal is the world's deepest lake.It is considered among the world's clearest lakes and is considered the world's oldest lake at 25 million years.It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area.

6 | ST.SOPHIA CATHEDRAL (VELIKY NOVGOROD)
St. Sophia Cathedral (Greek: Holy Wisdom) located in the Kremlin of the Russian city of Novgorod the Great (Russian: Velikiy Novgorod) is the oldest Orthodox church building in Russia. The cathedral was constructed between 1045 and 1052. During the times of the Novgorod Republic the cathedral was the ceremonial and spiritual center of the republic.

7 | KIZHI ISLAND (PETROZAVODSK)
Kizhi (Russian:is an island near the geometrical center of the Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. It is elongated from north to south and is about 6 km long, 1 km wide and is about 68 km away from the capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk.Blessed with one of the most picturesque ensembles of Russian wooden churches, the Lake Onega island Kizhi provides the most scenic destination on Russia’s greatest waterway, the Volga. Situated in the geographical center of Europe’s second largest lake, Kizhi has long since been a strategic stopover for travelers.

8 | MOUNT ELBRUS FACTS(RUSSIA'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN)
Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world.A dormant volcano, Elbrus is in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.The mountain is in the Caucasus Mountains, which is one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world. Elbrus may not be that rugged of a mountain, but that is not the case with all the surrounding peaks! The standard route up Elbrus is long and strenuous but not technically difficult.

9 | TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY RUSSIA (LONGEST RAILWAY LINE IN THE WORLD)
The Trans-Siberian Railwayis a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East.With a length of 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles), it is the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded.Begun in 1891 by Tsar Alexander III and completed by his son, Tsar Nicholas II, in 1916, the line is known as the route of the tsars.

10 | VALLEY OF GEYSERS IN KAMCHATKA
The Valley of Geysers is a geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km (3.7 mi) long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively young stratovolcano, Kikhpinych.Temperatures have been found to be 250 °C, 500 m below the caldera ground.