It is a land of vast contrasts from subtropical beaches to the frozen Siberian tundra. Vast pine forests grow besides the soaring Caucasus Mountains, the Valley of Geysers is the second largest geyser field on earth, and Lake Baikal is twenty five million years old and holds twenty percent of the world’s fresh water, making it the oldest and deepest lake on earth.
Russia is home to great classical music, ballet, operas and literature. Some of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world can be found in her museums and her churches.
Domed Cathedrals dating back as far as the twelfth century, monasteries, magnificent castles, quaint villages and perfectly preserved wooden structures bear witness to the rich cultural history that is Russia’s.