Welcome to Russia

Russia is a vast transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Russia shares borders Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea in Asia, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia, Norway in Europe. Its Kaliningrad Oblast enclave also shares borders with Lithuania, Poland. It has coastlines in the west with the Baltic Sea, to the north with the Arctic Ocean, in the east, the Pacific Ocean, in the south the Black Sea and the Caucasus.

The landscapes includes vast stretches of plains that are predominantly steppe intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes to the south, heavily forested to the north, with tundra along the northern coast. The Ural Mountains form a north-south range that divides Europe and Asia; the Caucasus and the Altai along the southern borders, and in the east the Verkhoyansk Range and the volcanoes of Kamchatka Peninsula.

Russia has a lot to offer a visitor from from the historic cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, epic train journeys, stunning beauty of the tundra and the Northern Lights, volcanoes, and more skiing, and vodka-fueled nightlife.