Russia is a proud country with stalwarts and intellects from different walks of life making it a glorifying and culturally rich nation. Some great sportsmen, writers, scientists and artists have originated from the world's biggest country and brought great success to the nation contributing and strengthening the country's own entity in the world map.
Many centuries before, Russia was not a huge territory but a collection of cities that united into an empire. Today, Russia has the largest occupying land consisting of 11.46% of the Earth's total land area. This vast territory covers the northern part of Asia and eastern portions of Europe. A land of thousand rivers, heaviest snowfall, 2 million lakes and culturally rich nation attract tourists to its natural and man-made splendour. It is for this reason why Russia tourism is a successful business today.
It is, indeed, a great wonder that the world's biggest country boasts the world's longest land border that runs a long 60,000 kilometres. The country has a robust population claiming 142,905,200 people as per the census 2010.
The European parts of Russia attract travellers mostly because of its optimum weather conditions. While the other portions of the country experience wide range of temperatures from extreme cold to extreme hot, the European regions falling within the Russian boundaries registers hot and dry summers and mild cold during snowy winters. Therefore, the regions like Moscow, St. Petersburg, the cities of Volga areas, etc., enjoy conducive weather conditions making it rightfully purposeful for tourism in Russia.
One thumb up to the country's most convenient and popular transportation network via air and rail transport that allows the majority of Russians to preferably travel by plane and train! An intriguing aspect of this vast territory is that the entire span of the country's territory is divided into 11 time zones, making the European part enjoy sunset, while people of the far-East see the sunrise at the same time.
A land of diversity and many surprises, you should enlist Russia in your tour list for your next vacation.