Russia info

Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area. It is part Asia, part Europe (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe) and features Mount El'brus, Europe's tallest peak, and 37,653 kilometres of coastline in some of the world’s harshest terrain. Churchill described Russia as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma and this captures the contradictions of the place. Remnants of the extravagance of old Russia lie alongside the drab legacies of the Soviet era. It is a land of ancient pine and birch forests, picturesque villages with onion-domed churches, together with thoroughly modern cities. Moscow is an enigma where the golden onion domes of the Kremlin's Orthodox churches look out past Lenin's mausoleum and over the massive GUM shopping complex. St. Petersburg on the other hand, is the cultural heart of modern day Russia. Created by Peter the Great in 1703 to be his window to Europe, St. Petersburg combines fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. There are plenty of attractions for the visitor in Russia, from the volcanoes and geysers of Kamchatka and the Siberian taiga to the mineral spas around the Black Sea coast.

Regions in Russia

The word "Central" is of political and historical meaning; actually the district is situated in the extreme West of Russia. Its population was 38,000,... READ MORE

Kamchatka Krai is a federal subject of Russia. It is a krai formed July 1, 2007 as a result of the merger of Kamchatka Oblast and Koryak Autonomous Ok... READ MORE

The peninsula covers an area of about 100,000 square kilometres (38,610 sq mi). The north coast is steep and high, the southern is flat. In the west p... READ MORE

Krasnodar Krai encompasses the western part of the Forecaucasus and a part of the northern slopes of Caucasus Major. Krasnodar Krai borders, clockwise... READ MORE

Northwestern economic region is one of twelve economic regions of Russia.... READ MORE

Some of the oldest Russian cities, including Veliky Novgorod and Staraya Russa, are located there. The historic monuments of Veliky Novgorod are surro... READ MORE

Primorsky Krai's economy, the most balanced in the Russian Far East, is also the largest in absolute terms. Food production is the most important sect... READ MORE

Yaroslavl Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), which is located in the Central Federal District, surrounded by Tver, Moscow, Ivanovo, Vl... READ MORE

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