Russia

What you need to know before you go

    Russia is often associated with striking architecture in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. With multi-colored churches and grand palaces, coupled with world-class theatres and museums, the country consistently attracts millions of travelers year-round.

    As the world’s largest country, Russia’s landscapes range from the snow-capped Ural Mountains and Siberian pine forests to vibrant cities and pristine beaches overlooking the Baltic Sea. Check out off-the-beaten-track destinations such as the Altai Republic for white-water rafting, UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal for scenic mountain hikes, and Kamchatka to explore active volcanoes.

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