Welcome to Russia! The land of diverse nature and extremities. Spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited area, Russia makes the largest country in the world. Comprising a wide range of terrains and divided into eleven time zones, the country extends across Eastern Europe and northern Asia. The country shares its borders with 14 nations including Norway, Finland, Poland, China and North Korea and maritime borders with Japan and the US state of Alaska.
Rich in natural landscapes and enormous tracts of land, the country is home to the largest freshwater lake in the world. Rivers and forests encompassing amazing flora and fauna, awe-inspiring volcanoes, the icy tundra region and the sun-kissed beaches, colorful cultural heritage, remarkable historical monuments, and inimitable cities are what adorn this country and make Russia a beckoning land to explore. Adding to its charm, the old Russian cities of Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Rostov, Kostroma and others make the jewels of Russia’s Golden Ring.