Russia – A Vast Land of Vast Contrasts
The largest country in the world by a mile, Russia extends over two continents and eleven time-zones, so it’s hardly surprising that this destination offers a staggering range of landscapes, cities and cultural experiences. Russia has long fascinated travellers with its turbulent history and powerful culture and offers almost limitless experiences.
Moscow is today an exciting modern city with its fascinating Soviet heritage and vibrant contemporary nightlife. The country’s second city is St Petersburg, former Imperial capital and the birthplace of the revolution. The city today offers stunning architecture with palaces, churches and canals sitting beside a bustling cosmopolitan city
Outside of the main cities, Russia offers dramatic landscapes from Siberia, across the steppes down to the Black Sea coast. The coastal resort of Sochi played host to the 2014 winter Olympics and has developed into a hugely popular venue for events.