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    A country filled with myriad of experiences that are unique and incredible, Russia caters perfectly to the people with varied interests, especially those looking out to take a dip into history and culture. From the colossal fortresses, grand cathedrals lining its wide streets, a chain of glorious old cities like Moscow and ancient gems like St Petersburg to opera centres, trendy bars and restaurants sprinkled amid the Soviet-era architecture, the Russia Tourist Places offer a perfect concoction of the old and the new.

    Planning a trip to Russia? Here’s a quick look at all the best of Russia Tourist Attractions you should bookmark for your trip. To help you choose from a diverse portfolio of Russia Attractions and Sightseeing, we have filtered out some of the most worthy Places to visit in Russia.

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    Best Tourist Places to Visit in Russia and Moscow:

    Lenins Mausoleum

    Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the centre of Moscow, is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924, with rare exceptions in wartime. Lenin’s body has been placed in a glass ..

    Saint Basils Cathedral

    Saint Basil’s Cathedral is church in the Red Square in Moscow. Popularly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the official name of the building which is a museum now is ‘The Cathedral of the Intersection of the Virgin by the Moat’. There are another names to the Cathedral as well, ‘The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is’ or ‘Pokrovsky Cathedral’. Buil..

    Red Square

    Red Square is a city square in Moscow. It is known as city square because Moscow’s major streets, which connect to Russia’s major highways, starts from the Red Square. Red square which lies in the heart of Moscow separates Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant qua..

    Sparrow Hills

    Sparrow Hills formerly known as Lenin Hills between 1935 and 1999 is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow reaching a height of 80 m above the river level.

    Metro Victory Park

    Moscow State University

    Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding each year on 7..

    Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum

    Church of the Savior on Blood

    The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a former Russian Orthodox church in Saint Petersburg Russia which currently functions as a secular museum. The structure was constructed between 1883 and 1907. It is one of Saint Petersburgs major attractions.

    Smolny Cathedral

    The Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful churches in Russia. Smolny Cathedral is a part of Smolny Convent or the Smolny Convent of the Resurrection which is located at the Ploschad Rastrelli on the Neva River Bank. This blue and white building is a brilliance and architectural master piece. This master piece is design wor..

    Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg Russia. It has opened to the public on 7 August 1782. Commissioned by Catherine the Great it was created by the French sculptor tienne Maurice FalconetThe Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Senate Square in Saint Pe..

    Admiralty Building

    Saint Isaacs Cathedral

    St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city and is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint.

    St. Basils Cathedral

    The geometric domes and vivid tones of this 16th-century cathedral are almost garish up close but they perfectly complement the solid red brick of the Kremlin wall and the gray cobblestones of Red Square. The church was built to honor the victory over Mongol Tatars in 1555 and legend has it that Ivan the Terrible had its architects eyes poked out t..

    Kremlin Hill

    Kremlin Hill is one of the seven hills of Moscow. Altitude up to 145 m. The hill is situated in the city centre at the confluence of the Moscow River and Neglinnaya River. The Red Square and the upland part of the Kitai-gorod are located on the hill.

    Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

    The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is a museum in Moscow Russia dedicated to space exploration. It is located within the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in the north-east of the city. The museum contains a wide variety of Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight astronomy space explor..

    Arbat St

    Peterhof Palace

    The Peterhof Palace Russian IPA is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof Saint Petersburg Russia commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France. Originally intending it in 1709 for country habitation Peter the Great sought to expand the property as a result of his visit to the ..

    The Hermitage Pavilion

    Kazan Cathedral Moscow

    Kazan Cathedral Russian formally known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan is a Russian Orthodox church located on the northeast corner of Red Square in Moscow Russia. The current building is a reconstruction of the original church which was destroyed at the direction of then General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party o

    Kazan Kremlin

    The Kazan Kremlin is the chief historic citadel of Russia situated in the city of Kazan. It was built at the behest of Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of the former castle of Kazan khans. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.

    Tverskaya Street

    Tverskaya Street known between 1935 and 1990 as Gorky Street is the main radial street in Moscow. The street runs Northwest from the central Manege Square in the direction of Saint Petersburg and terminates at the Garden Ring giving the name to Tverskoy District. The route continues further as First Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street Leningradsky Avenue and..

    Novosibirsk State Art Museum

    The Novosibirsk State Art Museum is a museum in Tsentralny City District of Novosibirsk Russia. The building was designed by architect Andrey Kryachkov.

    Chapel of St. Nicholas

    Cathedral of The Epiphany

    Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum

    The Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum is an outdoor museum located in the village Upper Berezovka eight kilometres northeast of Ulan-Ude Buryatia.

    Church on the Blood

    Trinity Orthodox Vladimir Cathedral

    Orthodox Parish of St. Nicholas Church

    Church of St. Nicholas

    Buryatia Nature Museum

    Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

    Saint George Cathedral (Church)

    Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve

    Local Museum of Arts

    Epiphany Cathedrals Bell Tower

    Ipatiev Monastery

    Trinity Cathedral

    Saviour Church on the City

    Les-Chudodey Museum

    Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

    The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow Russia on the northern bank of the Moskva River a few hundred metres southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres it is the third tallest Orthodox Christian church building in the world after the Peoples Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest Romania and Saint..

    Novospassky Monastery

    Novospassky Monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church fortified monasteries surrounding Moscow from the south-east. The abbey traces its history back to Moscows first monastery established in the early 14th century at the location where the Danilov Monastery now stands. The Church of the Savior in the Wood of the Kremlin was its original kath..

    Kazan Cathedral St. Petersburg

    Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan one of the most venerated icons in Russia.

    Peter and Paul Cathedral

    The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg Russia. It is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg built between 1712 and 1733 on Hare Island along the Neva River. Both the cathedral and the fortress were originally built under Peter the Great and designed by Domen..

    Saint Isaacs Bridge

    Isaakievsky pontoon bridge was the first bridge across Neva river in St.Petersburg by then the capital of Russian Empire. It was first constructed in 1727. Starting from 1732 it was rebuilt each summer for a period 184 years. The bridge was named after th

    Church of the Savior on Waters

    Summer Palace

    This was one of the first palaces of St. Petersburg where Peter the Great, the first Russian Emperor, spent the summer months. The palace was originally surrounded by water on three sides and marked the beginning of the glorious history of Petersburg palaces. The Summer Palace today gives its visitors a rare opportunity to see life as it was 300 ye...

    The Palace Bridge

    Palace Bridge is a road- and foot-traffic bascule bridge, spans the Neva River in Saint Petersburg between Palace Square and Vasilievsky Island. The bridge is located on the axis of palace lane and stock exchange square. Like every other Neva bridge, it is drawn by night, making foot travel between various parts of the city virtually impossible. Th...

    Bridge Opening

    St. Petersburg is one of few places in the world to have daily opening of drawbridges. The Palace Bridge opens for about 3 hours in the early morning, and just recently, the bridge's opening has been accompanied by music, such as those by Tchaikovsky. It has turned out to be a popular tourist draw though it was primarily intended to allow passage o...

    Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood

    Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg: The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg. This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881.

    State Hermitage Museum

    State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture and is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world since 1764. Its collections comprise over three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world

    Peter and Paul Fortress

    Peter and Paul Fortress has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg history

    St. Petersburg in Winter

    Winter in St. Petersburg, Russia is majestic. If you decide to feel the magic in St. Petersburg in winters then you must be extra ready. You would deal with snow covered city, very cold days, extra long and dark nights added with slippery roads. Yes it is cold and dark in winter but it is the best in winter too if you love nature poetry, because ci...

    White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg

    White Nights is basically a period every year in St. Petersburg when nights are bright. White Nights starts in May, when the city finally succumbs to spring and the parks are filled with flowering trees, but mid-June is peak time, as the sun slumps lazily towards the horizon but never fully sets. This festival organised by the Saint Petersburg City...

    Sapsan Russia

    Sapsan is Russian high speed electric train which connected Moscow and St. Petersburg in its early years. This high speed trains came into operations in 2009. Initially connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg Sapsan now connects Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod too. The train takes 3 hours 40 minutes from Moscow to St. Petersburg without an intermediate sto...

    Bolshoi Theatre

    The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet theaters, and one of Moscow's top visitor attractions. The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow's main sights, was opened on 20 October 1856 and rebuilt 2002 onward. The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It was aw...

    Nikulin Circus

    Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard, or Nikulin's Circus, is located on Tsvetnoi Boulevard in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow. It was the only circus in the city between 1926 and 1971, and still remains the most popular one. The first and original building was built and opened in 1880. Nikulinís circus is considered one of the best in the w...

    The Moscow Kremlin

    The Moscow Kremlin, usually referred to as the Kremlin, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the Kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclos...

    Moscow Metro

    Moscow is timeless. It is one of the most significance and famous place on the planet. Since decades it has attracted travellers for so many reasons. Moscow metro is also one among them. 195 stations, route length of 325.4 km, mostly undergrounded and with the deepest section 74 metres, underground at the Park Pobedy station, one of the world’s dee...

    Moscow River Cruise

    River cruise is the most relaxing and picturesque tour that Moscow can offer. Moscow river cruise is a great way to enjoy the view of historic landmarks and its main attractions. This is a perfect alternative to City Tour by car.

    Kremlin Suzdal

    The Kremlin is the oldest part of the Russian town of Suzdal which dates back to 10th century. It was there before Moscow Kremlin. Inside this Kremlin, the Archbishop’s Chambers houses the Suzdal History Exhibition, which includes a visit to the 18th-century Cross Hall, which was used for receptions. There are more exhibits in the 1635 Kremlin bell...

    Wooden Church of St. Nicholas

    This wooden church was moved to Suzdal in 1960 from Glotovo and interesting thing about this church is that it is elevated off the ground about a story high from when the church was moved across the country. The church is made of all woods and it represents the beautiful relationship between wood and stone architecture of Russia and the precision o...

    St. John Baptist Church

    This church was also made around the same time of wooden church of St. Nicholas. But you can see the mark difference in the architecture of the two. Opposite to Church of St. Nicholas which is made of all woods, St. John Baptist church is made of white plastered walls with wooden supports. This shows how vivid Russian architecture was since old tim...

    Intercession Convent

    The convent was founded in 1364. In its center stands the cathedral of the Intercession; it was an add-on built in 1518. There is no painting in the interior of cathedral or stained glass; it is simply plain white stone walls all around. The church was and still is one of the richest convents in Russia. The convent is the home of many nuns and is a...

    Kamchatka Peninsula

    The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre-long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of about 270,000 km². Kamchatka is 900 miles long and it is closer to Alaska than it is to Moscow. On the eastern tip of Russia, between the Pacific Ocean to the east and sea of Okhotsk to the west, Kamchatka has over 150 volcanoes and 29 out of them a...

    Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka Peninsula

    Valley of Geysers in Russia is a Geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula and it has second largest concentration of Geysers in the world. There are approximately 90 Geysers. It is situated in the Russian far east on Kamchatka region mainly on the left bank of quite deepening Geysernaya River. This place is wonderful but difficult to reach. Besides heli...

    Solovetsky Island, Onega Bay Russia

    Solovetsky, an archipelago is located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea Russia. Solovetsky’s identity as an administrative division is as Solovetsky district of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. Solovetsky is a group of Islands and majority of the population of all islands live in Solovetsky which is estimated at 861 inhabitants as of the 2010 census. Th...

    Altai Mountains

    Russia is a country of water, mountain, forests, snow and much more. Altai is known as Golden Mountains. Altai mountain is a range in Central and East Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. They say pictures tell you all the stories and picture of Altai mountains definitely speak allot. You can hike to the five highest mo...

    Kizhi Island, Republic of Karelia

    Kizhi is an island near the geometrical center of the Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. It is elongated from north to south and is about 6 km long, 1 km wide and is about 68 km away from the capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk. Settlements and churches on the island were known from at least the 15th century. Kizhi since early times used t...


    Sochi is often called the unofficial 'Summer Capital' of Russia, or the Black Sea Pearl. It is one of the southernmost places of Russia and 1600kms from Moscow. Located along the Black Sea, Sochi became very popular as a tourist destination especially after 2014 Winter Olympics. Sochi is one of the most multi-ethnic cities in Russia with people of ...


    With a population of about 1.3 million, a rich history, deep culture and strong economic influence, thus taking the title from Nizhny Novgorod. Kazan has just recently earned the reputation of a sports city. Kazan peacefully blends Muslim and Christian cultures. Kazan has long been a focal point of higher education in Russia. This vibrant city with...

    Lake Baikal

    It is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the planet's deepest (1637m) and oldest lake, as well as its largest body of freshwater, containing over one fifth of the world's supply. The water mass is a key factor to the climate of the lake's banks. Winters are often milder, summers are chillie...

    Trans Siberian Railway

    Trans-Siberian is the longest railway line in the world. It connects Asia and Europe. The Trans-Siberian Railway is often associated with the main transcontinental Russian line that connects hundreds of large and small cities of the European and Asian parts of Russia. At 9259 km cover, it spans a record of seven time zones and takes 8 days to compl...

    St. Sophia’s Cathedral, Novgorod

    Russia is a country with numerous cathedrals in different parts of the country. Some of them are quite old with lot of historical significance. One of them is cathedral of St. Sophia. Built between 1045 and 1050, this is said to be the oldest church building in Russia. This 1000 years old church has lot of old elements of its own for visitors to se...

    Volga River Cruise

    The Volga river is longest in Europe. It runs through Central Russia before finally merging into Caspian sea. Volga river is considered as national river of Russia as well. The river crosses through 11 big cities of Russia. Volga River Cruise which is quite exciting experience for travellers to begin with. considering the size of Russia one has to ...


    Dombay is located 65 KM away from Black sea and 65 KM distant from the summit of Elbrus in an absolutely gorgeous place. So Dombay is located in Karachay Cherkess Republic, Russia within Teberda Nature Reserve. Dombay is in its youth as the city was founded in 1921 only. Dombay was given of status of urban type of settlement in 1965. During the tim...

    Pskov and Pechory City

    The ancient and historical Pskov is favourite place among tourists for its fortified riverside Kremlin and Trinity Cathedral. Pskov is as old as the country Russia is. It contains much of its medieval outer town walls and is full of picturesque churches and architectures. At a short distance from Pskov is Pechory which is famed for its monastery. P...

    Veliky Novgorod City

    Veliky Novgorod, also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg. Novgorod carries the cultural essence of Russia and so is inscr...


    Yekaterinburg, also known as Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, at the boundary between Asia and Europe. It is the main cultural and industrial center of the oblast. In 2017, it had an es...

    Petropavlovsk--Kamchatsky City

    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. Pertopavlovsk – Kamchatsky lies on the far east land of Russia on the Kamchatka peninsula. This is the most eastern town in the northern hemisphere and the population here is more than 1,80,000. The city sits on high hil...


    Vladivostok is a major Pacific port city in Russia overlooking Golden Horn Bay, near the borders with China and North Korea. It's known as a terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which links the city to Moscow in a 7-day journey. In the city center is Central Square, where a towering memorial pays tribute to local soldiers who fought Japanese for...

    Ruskeala, Republic of Karelia

    Karelia is known as one of the most beautiful place in Russia. Karelia is a place famous for Ladoga lake and Ruskeala which attracts most of the tourists here. With lakes, waterfalls and trees growing on giant rocks, Karelia is a place of utmost natural beauty. Ruskeala mountain park is one of the major attraction here. The first thing that will ca...

    Stolby Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk

    Krasnoyarsk Stolby Nature Reserve is located on the southern bank of the Yenisei River, bordering the city of Krasnoyarsk, in Russia. The rocks and cliffs of Stolby are picturesque and you would love to see them for as long as possible. Their shapes and forms are literally majestic. And yes height is another attractive element. Smallest cliffs are ...

    Virgin Komi Forests

    Virgin Komi Forest covers huge area, as big as 3.28 million ha of tundra and mountain tundra in the Urals. The forest belongs to Ural mountain and is the largest virgin forest in Europe. The “Virgin Komi Forests” was the first Russian natural site to be listed as World Heritage site. More than 40 mammals, 204 bird species, 16 fish species can be fo...

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka

    Kamchatka in Russia is one of the most volcanically active volcanic places on earth, only after Iceland and Hawaii. 29 active volcanoes are there which are included in 6 six UNESCO World heritage site sites in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka group. However The most active volcanoes on Kamchatka are Klyuchevsky, Shiveluch, Karymsky and Bezymianny. The vo...

    Lena Pillars Nature Park

    Lena pillar is an amazing natural rock formation in far eastern Siberia along the bank of Lena river. These naturally made pillars are between 500-1000 feet high and was listed as world heritage site in 2012. You can go boating to the site in less than a day from the city of Yakutsk, the capital of the autonomous Sakha Republic. Those interested in...

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