If you have a thirst for adventure, you might very well already have visited quite a few countries. If you still haven’t been to Russia, give it a go! There are many Russian cities and they offer a lot to any traveler.
The two biggest Russian cities—Moscow and Saint-Petersburg—are most popular with foreigners. Moscow is the capital and also major political, economic, cultural, financial, and educational center. This Russian city is one of the oldest and most beautiful ones. It has a lot of sights including the Moscow Kremlin, Red Square along with St. Basil’s cathedral, and the Moscow Metro—one of the deepest underground tubes in the world. The 2nd largest Russian city, St. Petersburg, is often referred to as “the Venice of the North” with its canals, rivers, bridges, and islands. It was the capital of Russia for more than 200 years from the beginning of the XVIII century.
Among other famous Russian cities we can name the towns of the “Golden Ring” (города Золотого кольца) to the north-east of Moscow, which include Sergiyev Posad, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal, and Vladimir. Today these picturesque Russian cities are very popular with foreign tourists. They are famous for their outstanding architecture: kremlins (fortresses), monasteries, churches, and cathedrals. They preserve the spirit of ancient Russia as they witnessed significant events in Russian history.
The Russian cities mentioned above are just a part of Russia’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Every city and town in our country has tourist attractions that impress and fascinate foreigners. Don’t hesitate to make your own route around them!