Travel the best cities Ukraine & Russia
Undoubtedly, Russia is one of the most stupendous countries in the world. Its rich historical heritage, diversity of folk tradition, and the endless landscapes have been festinating minds of people in every part of the world.
Russian architectural masterpieces are well known around the world. The legendary domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, and Kremlin are the best known addresses in Moscow. Due to the gorgeous palaces built for the Russian emperors St. Petersburg has been named a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Russian is a must visit destination for true art lovers. The world’s greatest art collection was founded in 1784 by Catherine II and till know it has been carefully preserved and displayed for visitors in St Petersburg’s Hermitage museum. The Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow are the best places to enjoy an evening of opera or ballet, while going to the family mansions of famous Russian writers and poets you will get a deeper understanding of the world known pieces of Russian literature. Yasnaya Polyana (literally: “Bright Glade”) in Tula area was the home of the writer Leo Tolstoy, where he was born, wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and is buried. The State Lermontov Museum Tarkhany Reserve in Penza area is a place where the writer Mikhail Lermontov spent his childhood and was buried. F.M.Dostoevsky’s Estate in Darovoe Village and the F.M.Dostoevsky Museum-Apartment in Moscow still keep the secrets of the famous Russian writer.
If you’re after a short historical tour a trip round the Golden Ring is the best way to learn about the most important and significant events in Russian history and better understand the mysterious Russian soul. The Golden Ring is a name for a range of ancient towns (Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Suzdal, and a number of other smaller settlements) which played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian culture in general. The towns are referred as “open air museums” and feature huge number of whole complexes of preserved buildings, monasteries and neighborhoods, folk art centers and museums, together giving an excellent idea of how people lived 12th–18th centuries.
Russians are proud not only of their man-made sights but of the fabulous landmarks generously provided by nature. You will never forget a cruise on the largest river in Europe, Volga; watching sunset over the world’s largest lake, the Caspian Sea; swimming in the world’s deepest freshwater lake, the Baikal; climbing the Europe’s highest peak, Elbrus; or kayaking in the land of great lakes, Karelia.
Wherever you go in Russia you will definitely face the amazing Russian hospitality and meet people who may become lifelong friends.