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Where is Russian Federation?

As the largest country in the world, Russia has a lot to offer in terms of fantastic things to do and places to see for your next holiday break. It has centuries’ worth of heritage and its culture and traditions offer a fresh breath of uniqueness compared to those found in central and Eastern Europe. You may know where is Russian Federation from the map, but do you know what the places to visit in Russian Federation are? This article will seek to provide you with the essential details to help you make your best decision for your next holiday break.

Where is Russian Federation? Located in Northern Eurasia, Russia forms part of both Asia and Europe, owing to its more than 17,000,000 square kilometers of total area size. It has a population of over 144 million of which more than 80 percent are Russian and the rest are Tatars, Ukranians, Chechens, Bashkirs, and others. It borders with a wide number of countries, some of which are Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, China, Mongolia, North Korea, and more. There are a number of places to visit in Russian Federation that tourists can enjoy. Here are a few;

Lake Baikal
This is the world’s deepest and oldest freshwater lake. You can take a walk along the ecological routes in the area and immerse yourself in a natural wonder that dates back centuries. This is phenomenal place to visit if you want to experience a spectacular piece of the planet’s oldest natural lake.

Sochi
There is plenty of life in the area of Sochi. Apart from being an Olympics complex, Sochi has plenty to offer tourists in terms of tropical flowers, clean mountain air, swimming activities, waterfront walking routes, and, not to forget, the most delicious khachapuris in the world. Be sure to visit the place to feel the hub of urban and rural Russia.

Yekaterinburg
For those who are interested in architecture and history, Yekaterinburg’s collection of traditional churches is an excellent opportunity to witness some of the traditions and heritage of the former communist country. Apart from churches, Yekaterinburg also has the largest Soviet constructivism monuments collection that goes hand-in-hand with other traditional museums.

St. Basil’s Cathedral
Seen as the icon of the Russian Federation, St. Basil’s Cathedral was built in the 16th century, and regarded as one of top places to visit. Its design is made to reflect the shape of a bonfire, and its impressive architecture mesmerizes any visitors in the first glance.

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State Hermitage Museum

Mainly set in the magnificent Winter Palace and adjoining buildings, the Hermitage fully lives up to its sterling reputation. You can be absorbed by its treasures for days and still come out wanting more.The enormous collection (over three million items, only a fraction of which are on display in around 360 rooms) almost amounts to a comprehensive history of Western European art. Viewing it demands a little planning, so choose the areas you’d like to concentrate on before you arrive. Catherine the Great, one of the greatest art collectors of all time, began the collection. Nicholas I also greatly enriched it and opened the galleries to the public for the first time in 1852.It was the post-revolutionary period that saw the collection increase threefold, as many valuable private collections were seized by the state, including those of the Stroganovs, Sheremetyevs and Yusupovs. In 1948 it incorporated the renowned collections of post-Impressionist and Impressionist paintings of Moscow industrialists Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov.The State Hermitage consists of five linked buildings along riverside Dvortsovaya nab. From west to east they are:Winter Palace This stunning mint-green, white and gold profusion of columns, windows and recesses, with its roof topped by rows of classical statues, was commissioned from Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754 by Empress Elizabeth. Catherine the Great and her successors had most of the interior remodelled in a classical style by 1837. It remained an imperial home until 1917, though the last two tsars spent more time in other palaces.Small Hermitage The classical Small Hermitage was built for Catherine the Great as a retreat that would also house the art collection started by Peter the Great, which she significantly expanded.Old Hermitage At the river end of the Little Hermitage is the Old Hermitage, which also dates from the time of Catherine the Great.New Hermitage Facing Millionnaya ul on the south end of the Old Hermitage, the New Hermitage was built for Nicholas II, to hold the still-growing art collection. The Old and New Hermitages are sometimes grouped together and labelled the Large Hermitage.State Hermitage Theatre Built in the 1780s by the classicist Giacomo Quarenghi, who thought it one of his finest works. Concerts and ballets are still performed here. In the same building but accessed from the Neva Embankment are the remains of the Winter Palace of Peter I.As much as you see in the museum, there’s about 20 times more in its vaults, part of which you can visit at the Hermitage Storage Facility. Other branches of the museum include the east wing of the General Staff Building (home to the Hermitage's amazing collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works), the Menshikov Palace on Vasilyevsky Island, and the Imperial Porcelain factory in the south of the city.