The Russia tourist map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Russia. This travel map of Russia will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Russia in Europe. The Russia tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Tourism in Russia has seen rapid growth since the late Soviet times, first inner tourism and then international tourism as well, fueled by rich cultural heritage and great natural variety of the country as its mentioned in Russia tourist map. Major tourist routes in Russia include a travel around the Golden Ring of ancient cities, cruises on the big rivers like Volga, and long journeys on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway.
Most visited tourist destinations in Russia are Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the current and the former capitals of the country. Recognized as World Cities, they feature such world-renown museums as Tretyakov Gallery and Hermitage, famous theaters like Bolshoi and Mariinsky, ornate churches like Saint Basil Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Saint Isaac Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Blood, impressive fortifications like Moscow Kremlin and Peter and Paul Fortress, beautiful squares and streets like Red Square, Palace Square, Tverskaya Street and Nevsky Prospect as you can see in Russia tourist map.
The warm subtropical Black Sea coast of Russia is the site for a number of popular sea resorts, like Sochi, the follow-up host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The mountains of the Northern Caucasus contain popular ski resorts, including Dombay. The most famous natural tourist destination in Russia is Lake Baikal, the Blue Eye of Siberia as its mentioned in Russia tourist map. This unique lake, oldest and deepest in the world, has crystal-clean waters and is surrounded by taiga-covered mountains. Other popular natural destinations include Kamchatka with its volcanoes and geysers, Karelia with its lakes and granite rocks, the snowy Altai Mountains, and the wild steppes of Tyva.
The Russia attractions map shows all monuments and sightseeing of Russia. This tourist attractions map of Russia will allow you to easily discover monuments, museums ans places to visit of Russia in Europe. The Russia attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
When it comes to breaking records, Lake Baikal is hard to beat. This massive high-altitude rift lake in Siberia is the oldest and deepest lake in the world—reaching a maximum depth of 1,642 meters and an estimated 25 million years of age. Visitors to Moscow usually start exploring in the center, where the Kremlin, Red Square, and the colorful St. Basil Cathedral are located. Although smaller than Moscow, St. Petersburg actually has so much to offer, it's often impossible to see it all in one day. Compared to Moscow, St. Petersburg feels more European—fine art and exquisite design details mixing in with history around every corner. Anapa—perfectly located against the Black Sea as its mentioned in Russia attractions map and a very popular resort destination for decades—is well known for its sandy beaches, spas, and stunning views from the rocky promontory where Anapa lighthouse sits.
The Altay Mountains in Siberia extend from Russia into China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. Traditionally inhabited by different ethnic groups involved in horse husbandry and forestry, it is also a very popular tourist destination for both locals and travelers. A summer beach resort town sitting right on the Black Sea, Sochi offers long stretches of pebble and sand beaches, imposing examples of Stalinist architecture, a summer film festival known as Kinotavr, and plenty of spas and outdoor markets to please all budgets and tastes. The tundra is a unique biome that only exists in or near the Arctic Circle as you can see in Russia attractions map. Here, temperatures are so cold that trees can not grow, and only moss, shrubs, and certain types of grasses can get through the winter. In most places, the tundra is synonymous with permafrost—meaning the ground is permanently frozen.
Peterhof might be home to a university and a major Russian watch manufacturer, but this relatively small city call to fame is the Peterhof Palace. There are 173 garden fountains around the palace—some, like the Grand Cascade fountains, with special features that activate water jets when people get close. One of the world's largest lake islands, Olkhon is covered in steep mountains, lush forests, and taiga. Located in the Russian Far East as its shown in Russia attractions map, the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is surrounded by volcanoes (including the active, snowcapped Koryakskaya Sopka volcano) and cannot be reached by road. Located near the borders with China and North Korea and just across the ocean from Japan, Vladivostok is Russia largest port city.