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TRAVEL GUIDE: RUSSIA

As a country spanning two continents, Russia covers a lot of territory—in fact, it's the biggest country in the world. As such, the Russian Federation offers diverse traveling options for tourists, business guests and adventurers alike. The bustling industrial capital of Moscow, Russia's cultural and scientific hub, is a city burgeoning with architectural landmarks, museums and theaters. Hundreds of miles west, St. Petersburg is a city so rich in history that nearly every house is a museum. Other intrepid tourists can try mountain skiing in the Caucasus Mountains, fishing in the Volga delta, caviar sampling at some of Russia's finest restaurants, and even crossing to Alaska, Sweden or Japan by way of the Bering Straight, the Baltic Sea and La Pérouse Strait.

MOSCOW

IMPERIAL DESIGNS
The Kremlin
Built at the command of Peter I in the 18th century, this historic citadel has survived hundreds of years of wars, reigns and politics, and currently is home to the president of Russia. Visitors can tour the cathedrals, which house a number of religious artwork and artifacts, such as paintings, ceremonial czar's dress and traditional armories. Visit the official site at www.kreml.ru.

Relax and rejuvenate at the Korston Hotel Moscow
BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Moscow
Whether you came to see the Kremlin, the Choral Synagogue or one of Moscow's many other attractions, you'll need a retreat after a long day of sightseeing. To find your perfect accommodations, look over these reviews, ratings and room photos.

HAVEN IN MOSCOW
Le Méridien Country Club
The Le Méridien Country Club offers an enjoyable retreat from Moscow’s bustling scene. Guests enjoy access to an 18-hole championship golf course, a high-end spa, top restaurants and season-appropriate activities, such as dog sled rides.
Le Meridien Moscow Country Club

ST. PETERSBURG

THE HISTORY OF ART
State Hermitage Museum
One of the largest museums in the world, the Hermitage encompasses six buildings, including the historic Winter Palace, former home of many Russian czars. The museum houses more than three million works of art. Visit their site at www.hermitagemuseum.org

Top images courtesy of the Federal Tourism Agency of Russian Federation.

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(Updated: 06/13/12 KK)

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