Literary heavyweights, Tsars, revolutionaries and oligarchs - Russia’s epic history is matched only by its tremendous scale.
Covering 17 million square kilometres and 11 time zones, Mother Russia stretches from Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea, through Siberia to the icy Bering Strait. Within her borders you will find handsome cities and chocolate-box towns, monumental landscapes and a rich culture. In European Russia, both Moscow and St Petersburg are powerhouses of art and culture, where colourful gilded domes sparkle on the skyline and architecture is wrought on a grand scale. Beyond, the largest country in the world stretches out into vast grassland steppes, frozen coastlines and boundless tracts of snow-dusted coniferous forest. Those seeking adventure and stark beautiful landscapes need look no further.
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