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Travel to Russia

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Russia is the largest country in the world, spanning 11 time zones and situated on two continents. It's an extraordinarily beautiful country with vast changes in topography, offering diverse opportunities for adventure and sight-seeing for any traveler.

Certainly Moscow is at the top of the list with sites and attractions such as Red Square, Kremlin tours, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Pushkin Museum, Moscow Circus performances, Moscow subway, Opera performances inside the Kremlin, dozens of smaller museums, and city and regional tours.

Across the country, other destinations to visit include Saint Petersburg and the Hermitage Museum, the St. Peter and Paul Fortress; the Summer Palaces on the Gulf of Finland; picturesque Novgorod; Black Sea resorts; River Volga tours; the Siberian wilderness; Lake Baikal, Vladivostok and the rugged Kamchatka Peninsula.

Travel Notice: There are ongoing tensions in Ukraine and there is potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with actions in the Crimea.

It is strongly advised to avoid all travel to North Caucasus, in particular the regions of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, the south-east part of Stavropol bordering Chechnya, Karbardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area), and Karachay-Cherkessia because of the high threat of terrorist activity.

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  • Calling Code: 7
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Russia is a very large country with various climates, making it a year-round destination.

    The warmest months, July and August, are the main vacation season. In early July, St. Petersburg has endless days when the sun does not fully set. This period is called "White Nights," and is an excellent time to visit the city.

    In the winter, good bargains and better service can be easily found. Skiing is a favorite activity and there are several ski resorts from which to choose.

    Spring (May and June) is the festival season in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

    In the fall, as the trees change their colors, the parks and green spaces are beautiful.

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Russia republics, administrative territories, administrative regions, autonomous districts, 0, autonomous cities & their capitals

Region Capital
Adygea Maykop
Altai Gorno-Altaysk
Altai Krai Barnaul
Amur Oblast Blagoveshchensk
Arkhangelsk Oblast Arkhangel'sk
Astrakhan Oblast Astrakhan'
Bashkortostan Ufa
Belgorod Oblast Belgorod
Bryansk Oblast Bryansk
Buryatiya Ulan-Ude
Chechnya Groznyy
Chelyabinsk Oblast Chelyabinsk
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr
Chuvashia Cheboksary
Dagestan Makhachkala
Ingushetia Magas
Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk
Ivanovo Oblast Ivanovo
Jewish Autonomous Oblast Birobidzhan
Kabardino-Balkaria Nal'chik
Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad
Kalmykia Elista
Kaluga Oblast Kaluga
Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Karachay-Cherkessia Cherkessk
Karelia Petrozavodsk
Kemerovo Oblast Kemerovo
Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk
Khakassia Abakan
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk
Kirov oblast Kirov
Komi Syktyvkar
Kostroma Oblast Kostroma
Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnodar
Kurgan Oblast Kurgan
Kursk Oblast Kursk
Leningrad Oblast Saint Petersburg
Lipetsk Oblast Lipetsk
Magadan Oblast Magadan
Mari El Yoshkar-Ola
Mordovia Saransk
Moscow Moscow
Moscow Oblast Vostochnoe Degunino
Murmansk Oblast Murmansk
Nenets Autonomous Okrug Nar'yan-Mar
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhniy Novgorod
North Ossetia-Alania Vladikavkaz
Novgorod Oblast Velikiy Novgorod
Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk
Omsk Oblast Omsk
Orenburg Oblast Orenburg
Oryol Oblast Orel
Penza Oblast Penza
Perm Krai Perm
Primorsky Krai Vladivostok
Pskov Oblast Pskov
Rostov Oblast Rostov-na-Donu
Ryazan Oblast Ryazan'
Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg
Sakha Yakutsk
Sakhalin Oblast Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Samara Oblast Samara
Saratov Oblast Saratov
Smolensk Oblast Smolensk
Stavropol Krai Stavropol'
Sverdlovsk Oblast Yekaterinburg
Tambov Oblast Tambov
Tatarstan Kazan
Tomsk Oblast Tomsk
Tula Oblast Tula
Tuva Kyzyl
Tver Oblast Tver
Tyumen Oblast Tyumen
Udmurtia Izhevsk
Ulyanovsk Oblast Ulyanovsk
Vladimir Oblast Vladimir
Volgograd Oblast Volgograd
Vologda Oblast Vologda
Voronezh Oblast Voronezh
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard
Yaroslavl Oblast Yaroslavl
Zabaykalsky Krai Chita

Countries of Europe

This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.