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Explore the Wonders of Russia

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By KamanthiWickramasinghe 

Known to be the world’s largest country, Russia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The country borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans.
Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. Tourism in Russia has seen a rapid growth since the Soviet times as it is home to a rich cultural heritage. 
Major tourist routes in Russia include a travel around the Golden Ring of ancient cities, cruises on the big rivers including the Volga, and long journeys on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. Diverse regions and ethnic cultures of Russia offer many different foods and souvenirs, and show a great variety of traditions, including Russian Banya, Nizhny Novgorod Khokhloma and Matryoshka, Tatar Sabantuy, or Siberian shamanist rituals.
If you happen to visit this amazing country, just one week wouldn’t be enough since there are various landmarks and sites to visit. Listed below are a few of them : 
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

Lake Baikal 

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. It is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.

Red Square 

The Red Square is a city square in Moscow and is often considered the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square

Peterhof Palace 

The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the ‘Russian Versailles’. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral  

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral was built from 1555–61 and was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

Kizhi Island 

Kizhi is an island near the geometrical center of the Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Settlements and churches on the island were known from at least the 15th century. 

Bolshoi Theatre 

The Bolshoi Theatre  is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballets and operas. 
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  Comments - 4

  • JOHN PETER Thursday, 26 October 2017 07:15 PM

    Lord Buddha who was a Prince left everything and became a Saint these Buddhist monks in Srilanka are the opposite they call them the monks and interfere in everything and want everything. Fortunately Lord Buddha is not alive otherwise he would have committed suicide.

    Prageeth Friday, 26 January 2018 12:53 PM

    Dear Peter,This shows that you don't know anything about Buddhism or its philosophy.Why don't you study before comment. Your ignorance is shown particularly with "suicide" comment.

    Nimal Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:44 PM

    Now that Russia has been marginalized by the West, must make an effort to allow many people from the friendly countries to visit Russia on Visa free basics.Russians must have a sense of humour which they don't have, then it might help a bit.

    Nimal Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:48 PM

    PrageethJohn is absolutely right and I must say that to be a Buddhist priest is a good profession in the island. They are an insult to Buddhism. They become priests to take advantage of us,

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