About Russia

Russia, the world's largest country, covers 17.1 million sq km spanning both the continents of Europe and Asia and borders the Arctic and Pacific oceans. Its expansive land area ranges from huge multicultural cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg to subtropical beaches and the vast Siberian tundra. The Valley of Geysers, the second largest geyser field in the world, is located in Russia as is Yakutsk, the world's coldest city. The country has 48 national parks, the largest of which is bigger than some countries. Russia has also had 26 natural and cultural sites designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites