Top Ten Places to Visit in Russia

Russia is certainly the largest country in the world by surface and with about 200 million people is in the world’s top countries in terms of population.Russia is naturally regarded as the headquarters of all Slovenian state and the people.This is a country with undoubtedly and extremely rich culture and traditions.Country of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, Kandinsky and many others and it is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. Check out our list of top ten places to visit in Russia

1. Kizhi Island

The picturesque island of Kizhi is located in Lake Onega, in the northeast of Russia, in the federal republic of Karelia.It is around 7 kilometers long and 500 meters wide.It is surrounded by about 5 000 small islets, some of which do not exceed 2 meters in diameter.Kizhi Island tourists usually visit as one of the destinations while they are on the Volga cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

Kizhi Island
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 2. Hermitage

Many will agree that the Hermitage Museum is the most beautiful place in St. Petersburg, and certainly the largest museum in the world.The interior of the museum is decorated in traditional Russian style and inside it is possible to meet with the hidden treasures of the East and the West.According to available data, the Hermitage Museum has more than 3 million exhibits.And there it is possible to find even the works of Leonardo DA Vinci.

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3. Yekaterinburg

Although Yekaterinburg with 1.400.000 inhabitants is the fourth largest city in Russia after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk, for years the tourists knew little about him because with the military industry and strategic factory it was closed for visits for decades.In relation to the ancient Russian cities, Yekaterinburg is not as old as it was established by a decree of Emperor Peter I in the spring of 1723 when on the bank of the River Iset they began to build big forge.The place is called Yekaterinburg in honor of the Emperor’s wife, Ekaterina.

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4. Lomonosov University

Lomonosov University is the largest and oldest university in Russia and it was established at the initiative of Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov and Mikhail Vasilievich Lomonosov. The Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna on 25 January 1755 gave the command to start building this university. To better understand the importance of this institution in the history of Russian, European and even world education, Lomonosov in Russia presents what are the Oxford and Cambridge in England, Yale and Harvard in America, or college “Trinity” in Ireland.At the University studied more than 40,000 students, about 7,000 graduates, and more than 5,000 students who attend specialist studies.

Lomonosov University
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5. Kremlin

The central place of power in Russia and the symbol of the rule, the Kremlin (in Russian stands for: castle, fortress) is from the 13th century closely connected with all important political and historical events in Russia.Today’s appearance Kremlin has gradually gained from centuries, mostly between the fourteenth and the seventeenth century under the influence of the former architecture that prevailed in Russia and in the world.

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