Russia – also known as the Russian Federation or just RF – is a country of great history that rises in the 9th century in Kievan Russian. It’s also a country of rich and diverse culture which presented our world with such geniuses as Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Aivazovsky, Vasnetsov and so many other masters of literature and art.
Moreover Russia is a motherland of Ivan the Great, Ekaterina II, Petr I, Mendeleev, Lomonosov, Gagarin and many more who created the history of the humanity. No doubt the most important Russian cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg – are worth visiting in order to touch centuries-old history.
The Russian Federation is the largest country not only in Eurasia but in the whole world – it covers more than one-eighth of the land area inhabited on the Earth. Due to this fact Russians can greet the New Year – probably the most important holiday in the country – 9 different times!
Russia is also famous for its nature which impresses wherever you may be: from the wild nature in the Far East at Kamchatka Peninsula to the European part where the popular Golden Ring is situated and from the Extreme North with its aurora polaris which can be observed in any of the unlit cities and areas on the Kola Peninsula and to the always warm and welcoming South with its sunny beaches on the one hand to the Caucasus Mountains on the other.
When you travel to Russia today you’ll find the hotel and restaurant business in Russia is on the rise: new and modern hotels are built that meet a variety of clients’ needs. You can choose a small but very cosy independent Russian hotel or one of a variety of different worldwide chains inlcuding British InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels Corp., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Kempinski, Radisson and others. It should be mentioned that such diversity of hotels can be found in the biggest Russian cities, smaller cities typically aren’t able to boast such a wide range.
Almost every cuisine is presented in Russia. The most popular being European, especially Italian, and Japanese. The dishes of national cuisine are dependent on geographic location and city size. Traditional Russian fare, foods and drinks, such as pancakes, pies, rye bread and vodka are world-famous and can be found everywhere in the country.
A large portion of Russia including Moscow and Saint Petersburg experience a humid continental climate, but due to the vastness in size, extreme temperatures are normal in some areas. There are also arctic, subarctic and subtropical zones. Russia is famous for its Russian winters and certainly were a source of great inspiration for many a Russian writer.
The currency of Russia is Russian Ruble (RUB).
Russia has a population of around 143 800 000 inhabitants.
The capital and the largest city of Russia is Moscow with a population of around 11 503 500 inhabitants.
Moscow is a capital and the most populous city of Russia – the largest country in the world.
Life in Moscow never stops nor in the early morning nor in the late night. There you can meet people of hundreds of ethnic origins speaking hundreds of different languages.
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|Population||143 800 000|
|Language||Russian (27 other languages co-official in various regions)|
|Currency||Russian ruble (RUB)|