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Where is Russia?

  1. Approximate Population of Russia: 144,373,535

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Moscow is the capital of Russia

Moscow has an approximate population of around 11,979,529 people and you can typically expect to pay around £2.76p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

A city rich in Russian history and culture, Moscow is also a place where history is made and people learn about it every day. Being the capital of Russia, Moscow attracts thousands of visitors every year, many of whom are keen on learning more about the city and all that it has to offer. There are many great places to visit in Moscow including the Moscow Museum, the Russian Wall, Tverskaya, the Kremlin, Saint Peter's Cathedral, Humboldt Square, Pushkins square, Elstern street, etc. Below are some interesting facts about Moscow that you may not know:

- The greatest attraction in Moscow is not really a building but the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It is a remarkable imposing structure with a huge cross resting upon its roof. It was built by the Roman Catholic Church and houses the remains of the greatest saints and Russian noblemen who were killed in World War II. Every year during a special event like the Millennium celebration, this famous cathedral is decorated with flowers and gifts from foreign businessmen and tourists who come to witness the miracle of Christ.

- Another favorite attraction of tourists in Moscow is its red brick villages. If you ever visit Russia you will have to visit Donets' region as it is known as the Capital of Russian Industry. Donets' is a great region as it has a large number of factories, mills and other manufacturing units that manufacture goods for Russia. The most famous factories in this region are Kogel and Naoto Honda. You can also visit the city center and marvel at the imposing residential towers that are an integral part of the metropolis.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Russia

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Russia are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Russia

For up to date information around safety and security in Russia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Russia.

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Best time to visit Russia?

The wettest months are October & November. Tip: the best time to visit St. Petersburg weather-wise is late spring - early June. This is the season when the weather is the most convenient for long hours of sightseeing.

Festivals in Russia

If you are looking for a great music festival, you must visit Moscow. The city of Moscow is home to the famous Park Live festival. This annual music festival is one of the largest in Russia and promises to become the biggest music event in the country. The festival attracts international and Russian groups. Some of the headliners include The Prodigy, Rag'n'Bone Man, Limp Bizkit, and The Killers. The park is one of the most popular spots in Moscow, and the venue is the Gorky Park, which became the main venue for the advanced Muscovites during the last century.

The festival's focus on music has grown in recent years. The city has become home to some of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Afisha Picnic, held each summer in Moscow, is one of the most popular music festivals in the country. The festival attracts over 60,000 young people from the city, and the organizer of the festival is one of Russia's hippest voices. The festival celebrates the talents of both local and international musicians. Kasabian, Blur, and The Cure all performed at the Afisha Picnic in Moscow this year.

Nashestvie is one of the largest music festivals in Russia. This festival is popular with rock fans, and the lineup usually features some of the biggest names in Russian rock. It's not hard to see why Nashestvie is so popular. Many of the musicians who created the Russian rock scene have performed at this festival, and this is one of the best places to see them. For more information, visit Nashestvie.

The Moscow Jazz Festival is one of the biggest events in Russia during the summer. This event brings together music lovers, active citizens, and professionals in different genres. Traditionally, the Moscow Jazz Festival is a music festival, with over 70 bands from 10 countries bringing their latest releases. The festival also features some of the best new Russian artists in various genres, including Mumiy Troll, Basta, and Dolphin. A must-visit in the summer, the Locals Only Fest is one of the most important events of the country.

The Wild Mint Folk Festival is the largest world music festival in the country. It attracts salient artists from around the world and features folk music, ethnojazz, and Spanish indie-pop. The Wild Mint Folk Festival is also a spiritual experience. The locals enjoy the outdoors and the local culture. You will be able to experience a unique way of life and a unique perspective on Russian culture. And the festivals are not the only things to do in Russia.

There are many festivals in Russia to attend. There is a traditional festival in every city, but you can also choose a festival that celebrates a more unique theme. It can be an outdoor concert or a concert in a museum. A local folk music festival is the perfect place to enjoy an excellent music concert. This music festival is held in the spring. It is a fun event for tourists, but it is not a serious event.

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Russia Tourist Attractions

If you are looking for a place to visit in the Eastern Europe and Northern Asia region, you should consider a vacation to Russia. This huge country covers 17,125,191 square kilometres, or one-eighth of the landmass on earth. Whether you're looking for a place to go for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a place to explore for yourself, you'll find it in this country.

St. Basil's Cathedral is a strikingly ornate building located near Moscow's Red Square. It is topped with several brilliantly-colored domes that resemble flames licking the sky. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction. The interior of this church contains interesting medieval paintings and is part of the State History Museum. This cathedral once served as a place for the general announcement of orders.

Visiting Irkutsk is a must-do when in Russia. There are many museums and historic sites that you can visit, including the Derbent cathedral. This medieval city, now in the Dagestan Republic, was an important strategic point during the Sasanian Empire. Originally, the city was fortified with a 23-foot-thick wall and a pre-Arab citadel. The fortifications protected the city for 15 centuries and are the only ancient Persian fortification structure in the world. Another historical site in the Russian capital is the Kazan Kremlin, an eighth-century mosque.

The city of Novgorod, founded in the ninth century, was Russia's first capital. UNESCO World Heritage site, Derbent has numerous archaeological sites and mythical "Gates of Alexander". This ancient city is also the southernmost city in Russia and occupies a narrow gateway between the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea. It connects the Iranian Plateau and the Eurasian Steppe. The city's population is about 124,000 (2018).

Do I need a Visa?

All British passport holders must have a valid visa prior to travel to Russia. You can either apply for your visa at the Russian Visa Centre (

See which forms you may need for entry into Russia.

What currency do i need for Russia?

The official currency of Russia is the Russian Ruble (RUB). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Russia you can grab amazing Russian Ruble deals via (GBP to RUB).

What wildlife live in Russia?

In the Russian Far East the mammals reported are brown bears, Eurasian lynx, and red deer, Amur tigers, Amur leopards, and Asiatic black bears.

What is the traditional food of Russia?

Russian food? Pelmeni is the national dish of Russia. They are pastry dumplings are typically filled with minced meat and wrapped in a thin, pasta-like dough. They can be served alone, slathered in butter and topped with sour cream, or in a soup broth.

What Languages are spoken in Russia?

There are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia today, the most popular of which is Tartar, spoken by more than 3% of the country's population. Other minoritylanguages include Ukrainian, Chuvash, Bashir, Mordvin and Chechen. You can learn some basic Russian before you travel to Russia and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Russia?

The currency in Russia is the Russian Ruble (Typically in Russia the etiquette is to tip anywhere between 10% and 15% of the bill.Tip in cash, and give it directly to the waiter. Many restaurants don't accept credit cards.).

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