1. Sochi

Sochi, also known as the “beach resort,” is a coastal town on the Black Sea at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains. Although it only became glamorous after hosting the 2014 Olympics, Sochi had previously been a popular Russian vacation destination.

2. Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal is not only the deepest lake in the world; it is also the most beautiful and pure spot in Russia, thanks to its captivating landscapes and clean air.

3. Red Square, Moscow

The Red Square in the heart of Moscow is one of the most beautiful sights in Russia. In older Russia, the word ‘red’ also meant ‘beautiful’ and hence it got the name Red Square which meant beautiful square.


4. Krenitsyn volcano, Kuril islands of Onekotan

Onekotan Island has been left untouched by civilization. The Krenitsyn volcano is situated in a lake in the centre of the island. This volcano erupted in the 1950s but has remained dormant since then.

5. Manpupuner Rock Formations

Manpupuner Rocks, one of the most spectacular places to visit in Russia, appear to be the work of aliens (or perhaps they are, who knows!). These uniquely shaped pillars are reminiscent of the Easter Island Heads.


6. St. Petersburg

One of Russia’s most popular and best places to visit deserves to be on this list. St. Petersburg, like Red Square, is unquestionably a work of architectural beauty.

7. Suzdal

Suzdal is an ancient Russian city whose historic charm has been preserved by the government. In this city, visitors can see the best examples of Russian architecture. The city is devoid of modern structures, and the majority of residents live in small wooden houses.


8. Kazan

Kazan, like most Indian cities, is a cosmopolitan destination where people of various religions and cultures coexist peacefully. Visitors come to Kazan to see the Kazan Kremlin, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9. Karelia

A glacier formed the beautiful piece of land, which stretches from the White Sea coast all the way to the Gulf of Finland. Karelia is home to two of Europe’s largest lakes, Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga.

10. Volga River

You’ve probably noticed that Russia has a lot of water bodies, both large and small. Russia’s crowning glory is the 3700 km Volga River, which is the world’s largest river.

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