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Russia. Pop - 142,200,000. Area - 17,075,400 km˛ ˛. Capital - Moscow. Largest City – Moscow. Currency – Rouble. Language – Russian. Main Religion – Russian Orthodoxy. Time Zone – GMT + 2 to + 12 hours. Main Airports – Moscow (Sheremetyevo SVO, Domodedovo DME), St. Petersburg (Pulkovo LED). Climate – Continental with cold winters and hot summers. Voltage guide 220V. Dialing code 7. Russia is the largest country by area in the world, followed at a distance by Canada and China. Russia is so big it also spans some 11 time zones and has borders with Western Europe, and the Far East of Asia. Russia has 13 cities of over 1 million population - Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Volgograd, and Perm. Other interesting destinations and sights include - Lake Baikal, Kazan, Sochi, Vladivostok, Kizhi, The Trans-Siberian Railway, and Mamayev Kurgan. Modern day Russia has emerged from a unique history including The rise of the early Russia Empire under Peter the Great to the establishment of Soviet Russia after the Russian Revolution in 1917. The country made an invaluable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany during the second world war and became a world super power, rivaling the USA in areas such as nuclear weapon development and space exploration. After 1985 the new president, Mikhail Gorbachev, introduced two landmark policies of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring), in an attempt to modernize the country which was struggling to match the West’s economic power. Recently, Russia shoewed signs of stability under the regime of Vladimir Putin, bolstered by high oil and gas export prices. Economically, Russia has vast resources of gas, oil and coal. Russia is also considered well ahead of most other natural resource-rich countries in its economic development, with a long tradition of education, science, engineering, and industry. Along with advances in science and technology, Russia has produced many magnificent artists writers and musicians including: Dostoyevsky (writer); Leo Tolstoy (writer); Alexander Borodin (composer); Vladimir Horowitz (pianist); Modest Mussorgsky (composer); Pyotr Tchaikovsky (composer); Mstislav Rostropovich (cellist); Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (ballet dancer); Rudolf Nureyev (ballet dancer); Yul Brynner (actor); Milla Jovovich (actress); Maria Sharapova (tennis player); and Lev Yashin (football goalkeeper).

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Russia Hotels Reservation including – Russian Federation Hotels, Moscow Hotels, Moskva St Petersburg Hotels, Sankt Peterburg, Kostroma Hotels, Suzdal Hotels, Vladimir Hotels and Yaroslavl Hotels.

St Basil Cathedral is located on Red Square in the middle of Moscow, he capital of Russia.

Golden Ring Hotel - 5 Smolenskaya Street Moscow

A 5 star property with 293 rooms. A modern high-rise hotel housed in a renovated building dating from 1969, the site of the former Belgrade Hotel. The Hotel has 4 individually designed restaurants, each of them is unique in its own way. The culinary art of the “Golden Ring” has been recognized not only in Russia but also outside the country. Nearby sights include Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, Red Square museums, Kremlin museum, and the International Exhibition Centre.

Golden Ring Hotel - 5 Smolenskaya Street Moscow

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Exeter International are Russian holiday specialists who can help you plan your perfect trip.

Russia - wikitravel

Russia is the largest country in the world by far; spanning twelve time zones, its territory covers nearly twice as much of the earth as that of the next largest country, Canada. Despite its massive size, much of the country lacks proper soils and climates (either too cold or too dry) for agriculture. Mount Elbrus (Gora El'brus), at 5,633 m, is Europe's, and Russia's, tallest peak.

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Russia Offroad Adventures

The first enduro touring company in Russia offering full logistic and safety support.

Russia is an incredibly large country and it expands over much of Eurasia. Much of Northern Asia and some of Western Europe are part of this country and it is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean. It shares its' borders with many countries. The geographical coordinates for Russia are 60 00 N, 100 00 E. Moscow is the capital city.

Samara Russia Bed and Breakfast.

Samara, Russia. Affordable budget accommodation with an English-speaking family.

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President of Russia Official Website

The offical site of the Russian President featuring - Kremlin information, news, speeches, foreign affairs, economic details, and political news.

Russia - wikipedia

Russia is a transcontinental country extending over much of northern Eurasia (Asia and Europe). With an area of 17,075,400 km˛, Russia is the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the total area of the next-largest country, Canada, and has significant mineral and energy resources. Russia has the world's ninth-largest population.

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