7 Best cities to Visit in Russia

1. Moscow

Moscow is big, it’s the capital and one of the best cities in Russia. As a visitor, you can find many attractions in the city. It has famous buildings, like of Kremlin, seven sisters, universities even more. Explore famous St Basil’s Cathedral as well as Lenin’s mausoleum on the ‘Red Square’. There are numerous churches in the city to visit and maybe opera or also theatre to see Russian arts. Moscow shows you marks of world war and its power in its environment.

2. St. Petersburg

This is another beautiful city, it is used to be the capital of Tsars. St Petersburg was one of the major part in the world war. Also known as city of canals or Venice of the north, it has many names. The grand city has many grand palaces. Apart from rich history and arts, it also has attractive shops and dining also active nightlife. With its proximity to Tallinn and Helsinki, it’s also good option of gateway cruise.

3. Kazan

Kazan lies on the northeastern banks of massive Volga river as well as on both sides of the Kazanka river. The city is the capital of Tatarstan and has a unique mixture of cultures. The architecture of the is city is beautiful. In reality Kremlin, churches and mosques, all have a special identity to it.

4. Yekaterinburg

It’s the fourth biggest city in Russia. Yekaterinburg is located on the east of Ural Mountains with Iset river flowing through it. It’s one of the biggest and another important city in the of Russia. However its in the Asian part of the country. Yekaterinburg is also known for a place of execution of last Tsar (Nicholas II) and its family (Romanov family).  There are museums, monuments and even more places to see here.

5. Vladivostok

Vladivostok is a major port city of Russia. Its located in the east of the country and its ports open up in the Sea of Japan. It’s also the last stop in the major Trans-Siberian railways in Russia. Industrial city has grown to be a part of the power in the Pacific coast of the country. there are many attractions here, as well as one of the gateways to Kamchatka.

6. Nizhny Novgorod

Its beautiful royal city between Moscow and Kazan, on the Volga River and Oka River. Nizhny Novgorod has its Kremlin on the top of the hill and fortified by 13 spectacular towers. Nizhny has museums, restaurants, and cafes around the beautiful views of the rivers.

7. Irkutsk

Irkutsk is one of the coldest cities in Russia and in the world. Lies in the northwest or the Lake Baikal and on the rivers Irkut and Angara in the Asian part of Russia. Irkutsk is also in between the Trans-Siberian railway route. Given the culture and tradition, art and museums of Irkutsk, everything altogether makes it visitor friendly city. A lot to do and see in the Siberian mysteries.

picture credits: cover, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk