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Russia, with almost 25 million annual visitors, is one of Europe's major tourist destinations. Starting with Suthe Capital, Moscow, the metropolis of the Federation, which receives around 18 million visitors a year.

Red Square

History, arts, culture, gastronomy and lots of fun are concentrated in Moscow, a showcase city of the best in the Russian way to live, with his style and fashion taken to the four corners of the Federation. The Pushkine and State Historical Museums, the Tetryakov Gallery, the Bolshoi Theater and the famous GUM, the largest shopping mall in Russia, on Red Square, are among the must-see attractions of the city, with highlights for Saint Cathedral Basilio the Blessed (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the old Kremlin Fortress, the current Government Palace.


Moscow is also one of the major business centers in Europe and Asia. The Russian metropolis accounts for 22% of the country's GDP. The city has four international airports, several highways and a quality rail network that transport passengers and goods. The Moscow metro is one of the best, most beautiful and longest in the world (185 km of roads).

All Paths lead to Moscow

From the Historic Center of Moscow - the Red Square - long avenues leave that turn into roads that lead to the main cities and regions of the country.

Russia's Regions

The country's territory is divided in 85 administrative entities (oblasts, republics, krais, federal cities, among other) which are included in eight federal districts. Among the entities we highlight: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Rostov on Don, Ufa, Kazan, Nijni Novgorod, Tcheliabinsk, Tiumen, Samara, Saratov, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Krasnoiarsk, Stavropol, Barnaul, Makhatchkala, Perm and Volgograd, among the most important.

Russia's Main Cities

The 10 main cities in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Krasnodar
  4. Ekaterinburg
  5. Rostov-on-Don
  6. Kazan
  7. Volgograd
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara

Russia's Main Tourist Destinations

Important tourist destination in the world, Russia welcomes about 25 million visitors every year. Tourism represents about 6% of the country's GDP. Moscow is one of the most visited cities in Europe and the world . The 10 main tourist destinations in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Golden Ring
  4. Volgograd
  5. Kazan
  6. Ekaterinburg
  7. Rostov-on-Don
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara

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Best Trips Selection

To discover and experience Russia's best destinations: attractions and destinations carefully chosen to make your trip unforgettable. To learn more: Russia's Destinations.

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