Russia Tours|Russia Tour
Russia is of the most fascinating countries in the world. Though yet to become a developed tourist country, it's tremendous natural beauty, diversity & historical & cultural traditions.
The national language is Russian, which is a Slavic language related to Polish, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian & some others. The best way to travel & avoid traffic jams is to make use of the subway called the Metro.
The technique is neat & cheap & plenty of of the stations are architectural masterpieces. Besides the major cities of Moscow & St. Petersburg, there's plenty of other cities & villages with splendid architectural & cultural traditions here.
The capital of the Russian Federation - Moscow - is a unique combination of attractions that gives you the chance to get acquainted with the traditions of the Russian people.
The Kremlin is the historical middle of Moscow with its cathedrals, monasteries, fortresses & preserved boyar's palaces. It demonstrates the unique culture & art of the late Middle Ages in Russia.
The famous Armoury Chamber, a museum of Russia's regal past, the Diamond Fund Collection & the Russian Crown Jewels are all located in the Kremlin. The Kremlin is the stool of the Russian government. Its famous Palace of Congresses is open to the public for artistic performances.
The blend of the elderly & the new in Moscow is most apparent in the Red Square & in the Kremlin. The Square, with its landmark St. Basil's Cathedral, is the middle of the world's attention because of the impressive May Day parades & anniversary of the Revolution on November 7. Magnificent cathedrals highlight the Kremlin.
Among the most famous museums in Moscow are the Tretyakov Gallery housing collections of Russian art, & the Pushkin Fine Art Museum, with its wondrous collections of Western art. The TV tower at Ostankino offers a splendid view of the city.
The Moscow State University overlooks the Moskva River, & near it are the Sparrow Hills that are a favourite spot for photographs. For countryside excursions a full day trip to Sergiev Posad, formerly Zagorsk, where the Russian Orthodox Church keeps alive centuries-old traditions at an Orthodox seminary & at the services of its cathedrals is enjoyable. Plan a trip to Suzdal, a city preserved as a museum of Russian architecture for a glimpse of Elderly Russia.
The city of St. Petersburg was created by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great in the 18th century as a "window to Europe". It soon became the capital & architectural showpiece of the Russian Empire. St. Petersburg was called Leningrad in the coursework of Soviet times. Criss-crossed by plenty of canals, it is a true "Venice of the North."
St. Petersburg has a wealth of attractions: Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Peter & Paul Cathedral - the resting place of the Romanov emperors - the Peter & Paul Fortress where the writer Dostoevsky & other leading intellectuals were one time confined, & the Russian Mint.
The Hermitage rivals the Louvre in Paris for its rich collection of art & ought to not be missed by any tourist. You could try visiting other residences of the tsarist relatives - Peter the Great's country palace with its magnificent park & fountains, or the houses at Pushkino & Pavlovsk.