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The Best Cities to Visit in Your Russian Tour

Russia is one of the finest countries in the world to visit. No matter where you go, you will always receive a warm welcome and plenty to see. With such a rich history and culture, you are not going to be short of cities to visit. Here are some you don’t want to miss.


The capital of Russia is a beautiful city with a rich history. There are plenty of places which are likely to catch your interest here but the most impressive sight is always going to be the Red Square. The Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral sit at opposite ends while the department store GUM runs along one side.

One attraction of Moscow you can’t miss is the beautiful metro stations. A guided tour of some of the most beautiful stations should be something you can’t miss.


This lively city on the shores of the Black Sea is considered Russia’s “resort capital”. One morning you could be paddling in the crystal blue waters of the sea only to hit the pistes of the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort in the afternoon. Sochi is also one of the few places in Russia where you can head to the casinos.

The Sochi Casino and Resort is a venue for the WSOP circuit and plenty of other tournaments. After returning from Sochi, you should play at the online casino NetBet if you want to relive the fun of this Russian casino.

Sochi, Russia

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Saint Petersburg

Sometimes described as Russia’s most European city, Saint Petersburg was home to the Tsars for years. It is home to the first public museum, the Kunstkamera, as well as countless places celebrating the naval history of this historic city. You can’t miss the Palace Square with the Winter Palace as well as the Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world after the Louvre.


The fourth-largest city in Russia is an important stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is also one of the most important industrial cities in Russia. You can also find the memorial to the last of the Romanovs in addition to the most northerly skyscraper in the world, Vysotsky, which stands at 188 m.


Another fantastic stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway is Irkutsk. While the city itself is beautiful and worth seeing for a long weekend. However, most travelers continue on to spend some time on the shores of the stunning Lake Baikal. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume as well as the oldest lake. Even if you stay on the train, you will be treated to some of the most beautiful sights in the world here.

No matter why you are heading to Russia, you are sure to find what you are searching for. From good food to friendly people and one of the most interesting histories in the world, Russia has plenty to offer as a tourist destination. Whether you are just visiting these cities or you are planning a great adventure on the Trans-Siberian railway, Russia is waiting to greet you.

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