Having more than 144 million native speakers, and the seventh most spoken language worldwide and especially in the 18 ex-soviet nations, Russia is a beautiful, diverse, and huge country offering a multitude of exciting and intriguing possibilities. It borders a number of European and Asian countries and its endless list of cultures, languages, historical landmarks and must-see destinations goes on and on.
One of the best places to start could be with an ocean-cruise along the Baltic, which provides an easy point of access for the iconic city of St. Petersburg. This city is so impressive that the whole historic centre area has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage site and there are many headaches with regards to where you should start. During a visit, you should definitely consider visiting the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, the mosaic-filled Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood, the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and many more palaces and religious buildings.
Seeing the almighty Kremlin building of Moscow will almost certainly leave you feeling bewildered. This vast complex is such a symbolic and historically significant landmark and is well worth taking the time to fully appreciate. One of the walls of Kremlin also borders the Red Square, which is where you will find a number of fascinating must-visit landmarks including St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, and Lenin’s Mausoleum.