The epic country of Russia covers a staggering 12% of the world's surface. Everything from city apartments to hillside country cottages can be found in this nation of diverse landscapes and world-class cities. Float down the canals of St. Petersburg, marvel at art in Moscow, and be in awe of the vast open landscapes of wild Siberia with your very own holiday letting in Russia.
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Try the local food and drink when visiting Russia
Food and drinks is an integral part of life in Russia. Though the cities are now home to a range of international cuisines and high-end restaurants, hearty Russian food is still at the core of dining here. Some highlights of Russian gastronomy to sample, when you rent your holiday home, are dumplings, Oladyi (a kind of thick pancake), and Pirozhki (a bread stuffed with various fillings). Street food is still common in Russia and is a great way to sample authentic local food for a fraction of the cost of restaurants. Eating outdoors is common, though not so much in the winter when temperatures can get very chilly.
Art and culture in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Moscow boasts many traditional art museums - some of the most popular and well curated are the Pushkin Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery, the largest collection of Russian fine art in the world. For those with an interest in modern art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art is an excellent visit.
The Hermitage Museum is St. Petersburg's principle museum, housing a collection of some of the world's best fine art. No visit to Russia would be complete without taking in some ballet. Various theatres have regular performances - an excellent way to spend an evening.
What to see and do in Russia
Most people who visit Russia will either choose a cosmopolitan venture in either Moscow or St. Petersburg or travel to the Russian Far East and explore the wild landscapes and volcanoes of Kamchatka. If you're heading East, then a trip to Yakutsk is a must. Known as the coldest city on earth, it is surrounded by immense natural beauty. A trip down the Lena River and ice fishing in the Lena Pillars are both excellent excursions.
The principle attractions in Moscow are the Kremlin (the Russian parliament building), St Basil's Cathedral, and the square in which it is located - The Red Square. Known as the Venice of the North, the stunning waterways of St. Petersburg are must, and tours are readily available. Back on dry land, attractions not to miss are: St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Saviour on Blood, and the Winter Palace - the former home of the Russian Emperors.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most popular holiday rental amenity in Russia?
When choosing a holiday rental in Russia, consider looking for a place with TV, Internet, or Air conditioning, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
What is the best time of year to travel to Russia?
July and June are usually the warmest months in Russia, while July and August have less rain.
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