What should you see in Russia?
What Russia is famous for?
Russia is known all over the world for its thinkers and artists, including writers like Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky, composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and ballet dancers like Rudolf Nureyev. The Cathedral of the Annunciation is connected to Moscow's Grand Kremlin Palace.
Is Russia friendly to tourists?
In general, Russia is a safe country, especially if you're traveling as a tourist to large cities (such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, etc.) or if you are making the Trans-Siberian route. However, there are a number of risk areas in Russia, which is advisable not to travel to: The border with Ukraine.
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How many days is enough for Russia? If you plan to do like me, and spend most of your time in Moscow and St. Petersburg, a week to 10 days in Russia is an ideal amount of travel.
However, after the strong devaluation of the ruble, traveling to Russia has become quite affordable for foreign tourists. If you compare the prices of big capitals like New York, London, Paris or Sydney, in Moscow the prices are much more affordable.
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Believe that Russia is safe
Exercise due caution in crowds, and be careful not to get scammed in tourist traps are the most important points to remember. If anything does happen, hotels will be helpful in reaching out to the police or to embassies in case of a lost passport. But again, these are unlikely events.
There's nothing scary about Russia; in fact, it's a beautiful country and locals welcome tourists. It's no more dangerous than visiting any other European country, and petty crime like pick-pocketing is about the worst you'll have to worry about. So relax, arrive prepared, and enjoy your trip to Russia.