Russia - An Adventurous Experience rather than a Holiday Destination

Россия - Авантюрный опыт, не только подходящий для место отдыха

Russian Federation, popularly known as Russia, is the country encompassing more than 100 varied nationalities and languages with Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist inhabitants from Chechnya to Alaska. Almost offering all types of visitors' Russia tourist attractions, Russia is more of an adventurous land in its all aspects irrespective of whether it is short historic or big museum vacations, St. Peters-burg gems, or a long journey to several other locations. Explore this trilling adventurous itinerary turn by turn from the mountains of the Caucasus, the Black Sea beaches, the great Volga River, the Taiga tracks in Siberia, enchanting Lake Baikal, to the Kamchatka volcanoes. All the Russia tourist attractions are often at a vast distance from each other that summons for flying trips – the convenient mode of roaming all around. However, the exciting Trans-Siberian railway is also an option to discover more sights of Russia.

Below are some of the places we recommend you to visit:

Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Моско́вский Кремль, tr. Moskovskiy Kreml; simply named the Kremlin, is one of the greatest ensembles of the world, mainly recognized for a historic fortified complex that lies at the heart of Moscow, overlooking Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) as well as the Alexander Garden (to the West). It is one of the best known Russian citadels which holds four palaces, cathedrals and the surrounding Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex designates the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Some exhibitions, for example, the Kremlin armory and the bell tower require a specific schedule separately for entrance ticket, and those can only be purchased at the ticket office outside the Kremlin portals. This museum is also a part of the official government; the area inside the Kremlin’s covers six meter and its walls are thick and deceptively large. 

Visitors have a permission to pay a visit to the so-called ‘Cathedral Square’ in the Kremlin’s center  while the President’s official residences are obviously out of bounds. Three magnificent medieval cathedrals, two smaller churches and the Patriarch’s palace encircle the square, dominated by the 266-ft high Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower. Other worth mentioning sites are the huge ‘Tsar’s canon’ and the giant ‘Tsar’s Bell’, with measurements of 223 tons. Since Napoleon has occupied the Kremlin in 1812, the French attempted to plunder many of the Kremlin's bells and chandeliers, but failed to do so, as they proved to be far too massive. For a considerable extra sum you can visit the Kremlin Armory, the place where the Russian crown jewels are preserved, also the 190 carat Orlov diamond, ten Faberge eggs and the rest of valuables. 

Bolshoi Theater, Moscow

The Bolshoi Theater (Russian: Большой театр), also spelled Bolshoy, is a historic theater in Moscow, Russia, constituted by the architect Joseph Bové, who runs performances of ballet and opera. The bolshoi ballet and opera are among greatest and most ancient ballet/opera corporations you would ever come across, respectively. The theater is the head company of ''The Bolshoi Ballet Academy'', generally is known as a world-leading Institute of ballet.

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Cathedral that was built in the post-Soviet years has now become a commanding paragon of the raise in popularity belonging to Orthodox Christianity in Russia, which generally established this cathedral as the most significant in Moscow. The cathedral, as it is described, is the place where Russians attend for worship. The colossal golden curved at the top of the building represents the restored potency of the Orthodox allegiance in Russia after years of Soviet repression. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior was initially constituted in 1860 to congratulate the subjugation of Napoleon, standing at 344 ft high cathedral, that was thoroughly demolished by 1931. Stalin intended to construct the world’s tallest skyscraper on the site with a design of Stalin statue to revolve on top, but the plan was not accomplished, and in the given situation the foundations were framed into the largest open-air swimming basin instead. In 1990 the Russian Orthodox Church received the permission to suspend what was recently set up and reassemble the Cathedral. Exceptionally, the vast replica was completed in just ten years. There is a small exhibition right in the basement zone, where the story is being spread of the Cathedral’s successful renaissance. While the capacious main auditorium of the church is accessible to congregants, with numerous services every day. 

Triumph arch, Moscow

The Triumphal Arch has earned the status of victory against the French as it is located on Victory Square, not distant from the Poklonnaya Gora (Hill of Greeting), emboding a unified historical-memorial complex with the panorama museum “Battle of Borodino”, the “Kutuzovskaya Izba” (Kutuzov’s Hut) and the other neighboring monuments. Moscow’s Victory Park is addressed for a dual principle: recognizing the dominion of 1812 and its competence to reach a memorial over the 1941-1945 Western European invasion from fascist Germany.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts retains one of the most depictive assortments in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient period to modern days. Now, the Museum exhibits an extensive assemblage of pigmented plaster casts of medieval, famous and Renaissance sculptures, as well as original works of unknown artists, sculptures together with items of ornamental arts. The rooms on the ground floor introduce particularly the authentic productions, for example, the antiquities, the art of Ancient Egypt, including the European representations of the VII-XVIII centuries. On the first floor there are rooms with casts of Rome, Ancient Greece, Middle Ages and Renaissance.

(GUM) State Department Store

Государственный Универсальный Магазин, pronounced as (Gosudarstvennyi Universalnyi Magazin) or naturally known as the State Department Store during Soviet times, is a majestic building on the north side of the Red Square.  Prior to the Russian Revolution in 1917, the building accommodated several, yet different 1,200 stores. Later, the GUM, due the Revolution gained its nationalism, and soon after served the role as a department store, up till Joseph Stalin transformed it into a bureau-like environment by the year of 1928 for the committee, who were in authority of his first five year plan. When the department store was in operation again, which generally occurred in 1953, the GUM has then corresponded to one of the few stores in the Soviet Union, the one that was not influenced by insufficiency of consumer goods, but the queues in shopping areas were tiresome, periodically spreading all across Red Square. At the end of the Soviet era, initially, GUM was moderately privatized, eventually which in the following years has achieved an independence. It is open today for all the vacationers, who may even find this place to be the second if not their first most favorite tourist destination when visiting Moscow. Many of the stores introduce high-fashion brand names, that are heard of rather often in the West. Locals associate these with the ''exhibitions of price''. Many weren't willing to actually buy any of the items on display, since they were slightly expensive.

Red Square

All very decent semblance and just the size of the square itself is very impressive. The architecture of buildings surrounding the plaza is a really wonderful Museum of the Kremlin, GUM Department Store, State Historical and St Basil's Cathedral with the Mausoleum of Lenin, the classic works of Soviet architecture. Red square as a square where a military parade during the cold war, now in the advantage as a Russian military parade and demonstrations on major national holidays. Many of the tourists visiting the Red square to observe the architectural beauty of St. Basil’s Cathedral which is defined is a symbol of the city Moscow Russia. St. Basil’s Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church founded in Red Square in Moscow in 1555-1561. St. Basil’s Cathedral is a historic building and is one of the UNESCO world heritage site.

Catherine's Palace


The Catherine Palace at Pushkin (Catherine's Palace) (Russia), with its luxurious facade stretching for more than 300 meters, was the largest edifice in the period dominated by the Russian Baroque. Its inside decor-gilded moldings, marble columns, Saxon porcelain, velvet and damask- produces no less overwhelming impression than its glistening golden facades. The Main Staircase and the luxurious private apartments of the palace were embroidered with golden carving, mirrors and amber. The grand enfilade of state rooms receded into a shining distance and an immense number of vases, columns and pieces of sculpture lend the palace an extremely majestic air. 

The pride of Trellis was the Great Hall and, as it was then called, the Large Gallery, the grandest in area of all created interiors, 850 square meters, a miracle of the great architect’s mastery and precise prognosis. But most particularly amazing was a number of two-tiered windows, a very expensive embellishment unusual for Russian, too-one should never forget about saving warmth in the cold climate. Breaking with the Russian custom, Trellis designed huge windows with mirrors in gilded frames on the piers. Candles lit in front of them and repeatedly reflected in the mirrors, created an illusion of an endless glistening space. Foreign guests were lost in admiration at the sight of this shining magnificence.

A bit more information about Russia

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union visitors have a fresh opportunity to explore a vast array of exciting and ancient cultures, from the glittering imperial Russia of St. Peters-burg to the timeless village life of Siberia and Irkutsk. One of the most notable features of present day Russia is a renewed celebration of the wealth of its past and its potential for the future. Throwing off the blanket of communist uniformity, Russia today is a nation of enormous diversity and tremendous vitality. It is as if the cultural traditions of a century ago have re-awakened with a new retrieved strength - ancient cathedrals are being rebuilt and restored, colorful markets hum with activity once again and literature and the arts are quickly regaining the creative renown they enjoyed decades ago. A new Russia is now in full bloom. For most westerners, Russia is associated with its European cities--Moscow, St. Peters-burg and Murmansk. This is the heartland of Imperial Russia, and these great and ancient cities often become the focus for most tourists. 

Russia is the largest country on earth, with immense tracts of land that have been opened to travelers only in the last few years. Just as Russia's rich cultural heritage has once more come to life; its natural heritage too is a new country awaiting to be discovered. So, why not make Moscow your next holiday destination this year? We believe that you will enjoy your stay in the country with your friends and family.

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