Information and Tourism

The Russian Federation is an enormous country occupying a substantial portion of both Northern Asia and also Eastern Europe. Russia is actually the biggest country on the planet and as such, boasts a truly diverse selection of landscapes, architecture, wildlife and climate extremes.

With no less than 12 different time zones, Russia is also home to a series of extensive coastlines and borders the Arctic and North Pacific oceans, along with smaller stretches next to
seas such as the Baltic and the Caspian. The main regions of Russia are Central, Far Eastern, Kaliningrad, North-western, Siberia, Southern, Urals and Volga, each of which has something quite unique and individual to offer.

Many spectacular sights are scattered all around Russia, both natural and manmade. Highlights include the volcanoes of Kamchatka, the magnificent palaces of St. Petersburg, scenic trips onboard the trans-Siberian train, white-water rafting high up in the Altai Mountains, an even mountaineering on the highest peak in Europe, Mount Elbrus.

However, by far the most visited tourist destination in Russia is its colourful capital city of Moscow. Here visitors are treated to many truly iconic sites, such as the extravagant domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin building and Red Square.

World Guide to Moscow, Russia
With many of Russia's most iconic buildings, Moscow has grown to become the capital city of Russia and deservedly so. Those arriving in central Moscow will be greeted by the sight of the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral.
World Guide to Novosibirsk, Russia
The third-largest city in Russia and an exciting Siberian metropolis, Novosibirsk is a lively spot and an important transport hub, being a popular place to stop off during many a trans-Siberian trip. Interestingly, Novosibirsk has lots of Irish pubs.
World Guide to St Petersburg, Russia
Resident Russians tend to refer to St. Petersburg as simply 'Piter'. This colourful city has led a particularly interesting past and was historically once the capital of the entire Russian Empire, being built around the Neva River and a series of canals.
World Guide to Tomsk, Russia
Often overlooked and one of Russia's true treasures, the city of Tomsk is to be found within the country's Siberia area. Tomsk has gained definite tourist appeal, and contains a rich history, which dates back approximately 400 years.

Russia Information and Fast Facts

Map of Russia

Russia Map