Russia travel guide 2021
Spanning wide from Europe in the west to Asia in the east, Russia’s home to 11 time zones, breathtaking sceneries and vibrant cities. Here, you can truly see the change of seasons and enjoy the beauty of nature whenever you come. Rich history only adds to the country’s distinct landscapes and makes it a world of its own. As many places outdo each other, we’ve compiled a travel guide to Russia comprising the best destinations to visit in 2021.
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The capital of Russia, Moscow is also one of the world’s largest and most breathtaking cities with a population exceeding 12 million people. It’s most famous for its hard traffic, luxuries, extravagant architectural monuments, and posh nightclubs. Moscow is a must-visit destination for a number of reasons, for example, here you can:
Dive into rich cultural life. Moscow is home to exceptional museums and galleries, world-famous ballet theatres, concerts and exhibitions that will satisfy even keen admirers of art.
Discover the cradle of Orthodoxy. Moscow counts almost 800 Orthodox churches and 8 monasteries, scattered across the city center as well as in the outskirts. Many of them contain unique collections of old paintings and icons, some of which are dating back to the dawn of Christianity. These are also the resting places of Russian eminent political, military and cultural personalities.
See an original mix of architectural styles. Founded over 800 years ago, Moscow boasts a rich history that is reflected in its diverse architecture, and you can easily travel through ages just walking around the city. Thus, Baroque of the 17 century develops into the Empire style of the late 18th-early 19th century, which shifts into Modern, Constructivism and the Stalin Empire style, mixed up with high-tech architecture of the recent years.
Enjoy Moscow nightlife. As we all know, Moscow never sleeps. Despite harsh weather, the Russian capital gets hot at sunset with all kinds of parties from luxury night clubs to non-formal basement parties. In summer, crowds are gathering in open areas: on rooftops, near water, on a boat, in nature, and such.
Taste Russian cuisine. Traditional food in Russia is hearty and filling, and lunch usually consists of at least three courses. Make sure to try famous herring under the furring coat salad, cabbage soups such as schi or bortsch, pancakes with caviar (just like a real tzar), pelmeni (boiled meat pies), numerous pies known here as pirogi. As for drinks, in summer you can refresh yourself with a glass of kvass, a soft drink made of rye bread, and vodka accompanied by pickled cucumbers will always warm you up on colder days.