Russia

5 Days USD 400

If you get a chance to travel across the whole Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway, you are sure to be somewhat shocked, to understand the meaning of an expression "endless vastness of Russia". Usually it crosses one's mind on the fourth day of the trip, when the track of time is lost, and landscapes, shifting outside the window, bring a feeling of eternity and boundlessness of this miraculous land called Russia....

Volcanoes and geysers of Kamchatka and crystal-clear Baikal. Mysterious Putorana Plateau, snowy Elbrus, Karelia's lakeland, golden mountains of altay. The Vasilyevsky island spirit, the state Hermitage, fountains of peterhof and the amber room of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. The Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Kremlins of Moscow, Novgorod, Pskov, Kazan and Astrakhan. But which of these attractions are the best? One can name tens of sites that have long become the country's landmarks.

But it only makes it more attractive to come and see the wonders of Russia for yourself and to find your own one. Obviously, foreigners and locals like different things about Russia. For most overseas tourists, Alexander Pushkin - "Our everything" - is a mere name; let alone weird sounding towns like Gelendzhik or Anapa.

If a Russian tourist visits, say, the Tretyakov Gallery or the Russian Museum, he makes his way right to marvelous paintings of the Wanderers - Shishkin, Repin, Serov, Surikov, levitan.... Overseas visitors don't seem too interested in these realists; they prefer Russian avant garde - Malvetich, kandinsky, larionov. That's the brand for them.

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