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    Information About Russia

    About Russia

    Russia is a sovereign country in the northern part of Eurasia. It is one the most sparsely populated countries in the world having its capital at Moscow. Being recognized by its official language, Russian, there are 35 different languages which are considered official in various regions of Russia. There are 11 ethnic groups in Russia with only 6 of them are specified as the major ones. Their percentage of being into usage and popularity are as denoted adjacent to them: Russian 81.0%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1.0% and Chechen 0.8%. The capital of Russia, Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; the other urban centres that are considered as major ones include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.

    History of Russia

    The history of Russia dates back from 800 to 1200 BC. Like many people of other countries, Russians have a marked migratory character. Dating the ancient Russia, it was not ‘Russia’ but a collection of cities that gradually pooled into an empire. By 989, Oleg’s great grandson Vladimir ruled the kingdom that extended to as far south as the black sea, Caucasus Mountains and the lower ridges of river Volga. In the mid-13th century, the Russians were invaded by the Mongol horde. By 1480, Moscow liberated itself from Tatar yoke. In 1613, the Rurik reign ended and Romanov dynasty begun and ended in 1917.in 1922 the USSR established and Gobarchev introduced political and economic reforms. By 2000, Putin was elected as the president of Russia.

    Geography of Russia

    Russia is an immense territorial state and is the northernmost large and populous country in the world with less than 150 million people. It has an area of 1,06,72,000 sq.miles. It is divided into longitudinal and latitudinal extents where by the northern (Rudolf Island in France josephs land) and southern points (Grozny in west and Vladivostok in east) make up for the latitudinal extent. Basically it is divided into; the core region-has most of Russia’s population and most industries, the eastern frontier-is a region of planned cities, industrial plants and raw material processing centres.


    Siberia is the part of Russian Ural Mountains, the far east-located across the strait from Japan, Southern Russia-is a region dominated by the Caucasus Mountains and others. The Siberian territory extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Siberia is divided by the Yenisei River into two parts, the Western and Eastern. The territory of Siberia stretches towards south from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and to the national borders of Mongolia and China.

    Climate of Russia

    Russian climate is continentally influenced. It has warm to hot dry summers and very cold winters with temperatures of minus 30 degree Celsius and lower. Even sometimes there is a marked heavy snowfall. There are so many natural resources in Russia some of them being scenic features for tourist attraction. This puts Russia in a better position among the developed countries. The natural resources account for nearly 95.7% of Russia’s national affluence.

    Tourist Attraction in Russia

    Russia has top 10 locations which also serve as major tourist attraction sites. These are:

    • St. Petersburg (the cultural northern Palmyra)
    • Moscow (Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.5 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area. Moscow is recognized as a Russian federal city)
    • Kazan (Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. It is the sixth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. The Kazan Kremlin is a World Heritage Site)
    • The golden ring (The Golden Ring is a ring of cities in the northeast of Moscow. They formerly comprised the region known as Zalesye. These ancient towns, which also played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church, preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history.)
    • Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast)
    • Volga Cruise (music playing on board cruise)
    • Lake Baikal (the pearl of Siberia)
    • Yekaterinburg (traditional churches and soviet anti-grade)
    • Sochi (from all union health to the Olympic capital)
    • Trans-Siberian railway

    Famous Hotels in Russia

    Among the most well-known restaurants in Russia are:

    • Ritz-Carlton (Moscow),
    • Hotel Baltschug Kaminski (Moscow),
    • Ararat Park Hyatt (Moscow),
    • Hilton Moscow (Leningradskaya),
    • Corinthia Hotel (St.Petersburg),
    • Hotel Astoria (St.Petersburg),
    • Hotel Lion Palace (St.Petersburg),

    Russia Cuisine

    Russians have a rich cultural history. They have strong traditions and influential arts, especially literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, architecture, painting, cinema and animation. There are four major Russian festivals:
    1. Flying In To Russia,
    2. Novyy God/New Year,
    3. Maslenitsa (Pancake Week) And,
    4. Easter.

    International and Domestic Airports in Russia

    Air transport in Russia is offered by Federal Air Transport Agency. At present there are 270 airports located in Russia. The list of top airports in Russia are:
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: May 21, 2018

    Facts about Russia

    Independence DayOctober 22, 1721
    ClimateHumid Continental, Subarctic and Tundra
    Area17,075,400 sq km
    CurrencyRuble (RUB)
    Dialling Code7
    NeighboursAzerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Ukraine

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