is a transcontinental country extending over much of northern Eurasia. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than an eighth of the Earth’s land area; with 142 million people, it is the ninth largest by population. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and incorporating a great range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's greatest reserves of mineral and energy resources, and is considered an energy superpower. It has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water. Russia is famous for its rich history, literature, painting, cinema and ballet. . Russia
The capital of Russia is Moscow. The heart of Moscow and the whole country is Red Square.
Our country has a lot of tourist destinations. We can name and describe some of them: • Golden Ring of Russia • Ski resorts of Russia • Altai Region • Gornii Altai • Lake Teletskoye and many others.
Golden Ring of Russia Golden Ring consists of the oldest and most famous towns of the Central Russia to the northeast of Moscow and covers the lands where some of the main events of Russian history took place. Here you can see so many interesting and varied architectural monuments and trace the history of Russian art from the earliest archeological remains to medieval masterpieces, from magnificent classical works to the avant-garde structures of the twentieth century. Golden Ring means not only historical and cultural monuments and wonderful scenery but also immersing you in the very special atmosphere of the provincial Russian town .Throughout the journey you are sure to meet lots of friendly, welcoming people. The tour on the route “the Golden Ring of Russia” will cost about 300$ (5days/4nights).
Sergiev Posad Sergiev Posad is one of most interesting towns in the Moscow Region. Undoubtedly, travelers are attracted to Sergiev Posad mainly by the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Laura . This monastery has been the biggest religious and cultural center of the Russian state.
Pereslavl - Zalessky Pereslavl-Zalessky, one of the oldest Russian towns, was founded, like Moscow, in the 12th century by Grand Prince Yuri Dolgoruki. The greatest treasures of Pereslavl-Zalessky are its architectural monuments. The oldest of them, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior. Highly impressive are the high-roofed cubiform Churches of Alexander Nevsky and the Candlemas and the Holy Virgin of Vladimir.
Kostroma The Central district of Kostroma comprises the buildings and structures built in a classic architectural style during the period between 1770-1830. It's a fine example of unique, monolithic urban architectural complex. Kostroma is famous for its wonderful architectural monuments, Ipatyevsky Convent (16th-17th cent.) and the Church of Resurrection on Debra River (1652). Ipatyevsky Convent is located in a beautiful place, where the Kostroma River flows into the Volga. While traveling in the Golden Ring you can buy Russian folk art souvenirs.
Zhostovo Zhostovo is a world-famous Russian folk art center popular for its painted trays decorated with bright bunches of flowers on the black background. The style and methods of Zhostovo painted decoration have acquired peculiar traditions of folk art ornamentation and realistic still-life painting.
Gzhel There is a group of about thirty villages located not far from Moscow bearing the name of Gzhel, which has long been famous for its white-burning clay. Gzhel must have been the name of one of these villages.The modern art of Gzhel is an active artistic trend with its ups and downs, and with the search of new ways.
Ski in Russia There are more than 100 ski areas around Russia. While many of them are small, with equipment and resort areas that need updating, there are some brilliant exceptions in the Caucasus mountain area, in southern Russia. Thanks to growing interest from the Russian elite and from international travelers, Russian winter resorts are expected to improve the level in the coming years.
Mount Elbrus Ski Resort When people think about skiing in Russia, the Elbrus region in the Caucasus Mountains comes to mind, specifically in the Baksan Valley. Here you’ll find Mount Cheget, with its five runs that give experienced skiers a challenge. Mount Cheget is one of Russia's largest ski areas, and the longest run is 2,5 km long.
Dombai Dombai is a mountainous country in Kabardino-Balkatia (Russian North Caucasus). The important part of Dombai are the funiculars. A pair armchair funicular almost 1900 meters in length and two towing bow-collector funiculars build across the slope of the mountain Mussa-Achitara (3 012m) are at mountain-skiers and holiday makers disposal. There more then 10 variants of slopes of different difficulty, steepness and speed, beginning from the top of the Mussa-Achitara.
Sheregesh If you are not a Siberian, you will probably have the only reason to go toSheregesh: the local snow, which is unique. Starting from the beginning of November until the beginning of March there's at least 1 m of high quality snow. The local powder is dry and fast and is considered to be the best snow in Russia. However, the snowboarders who decide to go to Sheregesh have to survive an 8-hour long way from Moscow to Sheregesh, the famous Siberian frost, and the endless snow plains.
Belokurikha At the end of the 20th century the resort Belokurikha (Altay Region) mastered a new “specialty” downhill skiing. The momentthe snow covers the land downhill, skiing and snowboarding lovers rush to Belokurikha from all Western Siberia.
Altai Region Altai Region is a federal subject of Russia in the Siberian Federal District. It borders with, clockwise from the south, Kazakhstan, Novosibirsk and Kemerovo Districts, and the Altai Republic. The region 's administrative center is the city of Barnaul.
Geography Altai Region has rolling foothills, grasslands, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The climate is severe with long cold dry winters and hot, usually dry summers. The regions main waterway is the Ob River. The Biya, Katun, and Chuya Rivers are also important. The biggest lakes are Lake Kulundinskoye, Lake Kuchukskoye, and Lake Mikhaylovskoye. Altai Region has huge reserves of raw materials, especial materials used for building, as well as significant mineral reserves. These include nonferrous metals, lead and iron ores, manganese, tungsten, molybdenum, bauxite, and gold. Forests cover about 60,000 km² of the territory's land.
Altai mountains The north-western and northern slopes of the Sailughem Mountains are extremely steep and difficult to access. On this side lies the highest summit of the range, the double-headed Belukha, whose summits reach 4,506 and 4,440 m respectively, and give origin to several glaciers.
Several secondary plateaus of lower altitude are also distinguished by geographers. The Katun valley begins as a wild gorge on the south-west slope of Belukha; then, after a big bend, the river (600 km long) pierces the Katun Alps, and enters a wider valley, lying at an altitude of from 600 to 1,100 m, which it follows until it emerges from the Altai highlands to join the Biya in a most picturesque region. The Katun and the Biya together form the Ob.
Lake Teletskoye is the largest lake in the Altai Mountains and the Altai Republic, Russia. It is one of 25 deepest lakes in the world, having a depth of up to 325 meters.Situated at a height of 434 m (1,424 ft) above sea level, the lake is 78 km (48 miles) long and 5 km (3 miles) wide.
Our surveys People from different countries know quite a lot about Russia: • Basic geographical facts • Important writers • Ballet dancers Nurejev and Barishnikov • Some typical songs like Moskovske Vecheri, Katjusha, Kalinka.. • About rich Russian history, especially the Second World War etc. Nearly everybody would like to travel to Russia: “one should never wish to die before seeing the wonders of the world found in Russia”. The Russians are believed to be hard-working people, good at sports and to like drinking vodka. Summing it up, we would like to say: “Russia is waiting for you !!!!! You are welcome to see everything with your own eyes and get acquainted with our rich and beautiful motherland” Further are some tips for the travelers who are going to visit Russia.
Clothes Summers in Russia are hot but with often heavy rains, the evening and nights are cool. So do not forget to wear sweaters and raincoats. The footwear must be strong, light and fit. In winter (November - March) it is necessary to wear warm clothes because in some regions the temperature can fall to -20 - 35C. In the churches it is necessary to wear clothes covering shoulders, wrists and head.
Cafes, restaurants • Russian restaurants are not only places, where you can eat, but they are also places for amusements. • Dinner is served from 2 to 3 p.m. Supper is served from 7 to 8 p.m. Traditional Russian dishes are pancakes, patties and pelmeni. (on the photos) • The dinner in a cheap restaurant will cost 5 - 10$. In expensive restaurants the dinner will cost 2-5 times more expensive.
Gifts • Antique things and works of art such as pictures, drawings, sculptures, icons, books and subjects of the archeological exhibits are usually prohibited to export. • Amongst good souvenirs from our country you can choose folk art, chocolate, coffee, key ring, small knives, foreign coins or badges, watches, perfume, etc.
Air Tickets Prices (economy class) • Ljubljana (Slovenia)-Moscow – from440 € • Harare(Zimbabwe) - Moscow – from 710€ • Islamabad(Pakistani) - Moscow – from 440 € • Mineralnii Vodi – Barnaul (Altai Region) – from 7 500 RUB (210 €) • Moscow – Barnaul (Altai Region) – from 195 €