Top 25 Best Places to Visit in Russia
Russia is a Fairy Land and it is largest country in the world by surface area. Russia is big and opportunity for exploration for an expat is also big. Here are our top 25 picks for you to fulfill your wanderlust and that is still under your budget.1. Moscow Kremlin
Immense, fortified compound of churches & palaces, with museums of Russian state regalia & art.
2. Hermitage Museum
Museum founded by Catherine the Great, housing huge collections of art, culture & antiquities.
3. Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal is an ancient, massive lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. Considered the deepest lake in the world, it’s circled by a network of hiking
4. Red Square
Landmark square, site of the Kremlin, the 16th-century St. Basil’s Cathedral & Lenin’s mausoleum.
5. Peterhof Palace
Seafront museum complex in former royal palace surrounded by parkland known for its many fountains.
6. Winter Palace
Colonnaded, waterfront, former residence of Russian emperors, with extravagant state rooms.
7. Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Multicolored domes top this 16th-century former cathedral that now contains a museum of the church.
8. Peter and Paul Fortress
Founded by Peter the Great, this fortress contains a museum about the early city & a cathedral.
9. Church of the Savior on Blood
Gleaming mosaics & marble line this richly decorated 1880s church topped with colorful onion domes.
10. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
1818 Russian Orthodox cathedral & museum with gold-plated dome & an opulent, multicolored interior.
Architecture from different eras in an open-air museum on former royal estate, with tours & events.
High profile exhibition, fair & congress center opened in 1939 with halls for up to 500 people
Long-established, 3-story shopping arcade with a semicircular glass roof & international brands.
14. Kizhi Island
Kizhi is an island near the geometrical center of the Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. It is elongated from north to south and is about 6 km long, 1 km wide and is about 68 km away
15. Russian Museum
Fine-art museum, opened in 1898, with a vast collection of Russian paintings, sculptures & icons.
16. Tretyakov Gallery
Art museum featuring 21st-century Russian works, including avant-garde & Socialist Realism exhibits.
17. Palace Square
St. Petersburg’s central square contains Alexander Column marking victory over Napoleon’s armies.
18. Kremlin Armoury
Armory museum in a Kremlin-style building with exhibits ranging from weapons to jewellery.
19. Nevsky Prospect
Nevsky Prospect is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Planned by Peter the Great as the beginning of the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from the Admiralty to
20. Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Lavish neoclassical repertory theater housing Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet & Bolshoi Opera.
21. Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg
The mother cathedral for the city, this elegant church was made a museum during Communist times.
22. Lenin’s Mausoleum
Pyramid-shaped stone building, opened in 1930, with a memorial hall holding Lenin’s sarcophagus.
23. Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. A dormant volcano, Elbrus is in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the
24. Moika Palace
Elegant former palace of noble families now a museum & cultural space with luxurious rooms.
25. Pushkin Museum
Classical building with antiquities, sculpture & painting collections, plus temporary exhibitions.