Russia is one of the largest countries in the world. The vast territory of Russia lies in the eastern part of Europe and the northern part of Asia.
MOSCOW The capital of Russian Federation is Moscow, with the population of about 10 million people.
The longest rivers are the Volga in Europe and the Ob, the Yenisei and the Lena in Asia. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and its water is the purest on earth. Baikal
Handicraft There are lots of villages that are famous for their specific crafts: painted boxes in Palkino, wooden tableware in Khokhloma, and toys in Dymkovo.
Sports The most popular Russian sports are football, ice hockey, biathlon, figure skating, basketball, tennis, volleyball, chess and boxing.
Literature Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Tolstoy and Lermontov are the most well-known writers and poets. Their books are read all over the world.
Space achievements The most important space achievements are launching the first man-made satellite into the Earth orbit, sending the first animal to enter orbit in space, the first manned flight. Yuri Gagarin is first man in space.
Tourism Most of the tourist centers of Russia are concentrated in Moscow and St. Petersburg, since these cities are the most famous sights of the country. Tourists are attracted by the rich cultural heritage and past of Russia. Very popular small city, famous for its architecture and history. The foreigners recognize Matryoshka doll as a Russian symbol at once.
The most beautiful places of Russia Altai mountains