Russia is the world’s largest country, occupying 1/6 of the world – it is adjacent to more than 10 countries, bathed in a total of 3 seas and two oceans. The country is famous for the ” Matrioshka ” dolls, famous for its caviar and their potato salad.
Russia (Russian: Россия) is growing rapidly in tourism, and neither the cold nor the distances make this growing phenomenon stop. If you are thinking of escaping to this beautiful place we put together ten unique places that look like they have been taken out of fairytales.
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10. Maly Semiachik.
Maly Semyachik is a natural monument. The volcano is located in a 3-kilometer-long volcanic mountain range, which runs from north-east to south-west. The origin of the word “Semyachik” is associated with the word “shemech” which can be translated into Russian as “the land of stone” or “the land of the mountain”
9. Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Lake Baikal, located in the south of Russian Siberia, can be considered the mother of all lakes. It could be due to antiquity, since it is estimated that it has existed for 25 million years. If this is not enough, add that it is the deepest lake on the planet, thanks to its 1,700 meters. Although if the sediments that settle to the bottom were removed, it would extend several kilometers into the layers of the Earth. To top it off, Lake Baikal contains 20% fresh, unfrozen water, almost a quarter of the world’s reserves.
8. Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located on Red Square, is a must-see in the Russian capital. The entrance to it costs 700 rubles (free for children and adolescents up to 16 years). Saint Basil’s Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin next to the moat) is an Orthodox church located on Red Square in Moscow and which is the symbol or icon of the city.
7. Mushroom rock formations in ”Akkurum”.
Stone mushrooms are the latest natural phenomenon in Russia that we are going to present to you. They are located in the same area as the Akkurum, in southeastern Russia. The rock formations are shaped like natural mushrooms: they have pink stems and a green hat. The height of the stems and the width of the hat is up to 2.5 m. They are carved from volcanic tuff that has been formed from intense underwater volcanic activity dating back to the Paleogene era.
6. City of Yaroslavl.
Yaroslavl, a city with a large number of Orthodox temples, is located 265 kilometers northeast of Moscow. Its historic center dating from the end of the 11th century, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2005. The most important of all its temples is the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
5. Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka.
After miles of crossing and kilometers of almost steppe coast, arriving in Kamchatka is like arriving in the promised land. The first impression, when contemplating its pristine rivers, its snow-capped mountains and its bears roaming freely is to be in Alaska. A visual metaphor that is not accidental, since this American region is on the other side of the Bering. But this almost epiphanic finding is not only explained by the two chains of volcanoes that make up this huge appendix of land. Also due to the fact that it was prohibited for foreigners until 1990 because here the USSR hid important military bases.
4. Stone Trees of Yakutsk.
This natural wonder is located in the Republic of Sakha (or Yakutia), just 180 kilometers from the capital, the city of Yakutsk. It is here, on the territory of Olekminsky and Khangalassky uluses, that incredible geological formations are found, which are called. The Lena Pillars Natural Park in Yakutia is divided into 2 isolated sections: directly the stone pillars, which extend along the right bank of the Lena River and the Buotama River basin, as well as the Sinsky site, which It is located on the left bank of the Lena River, just above the mouth of the Sinaya River.
3. Town of Suzdal.
Suzdal is the district center of the Vladimir region and is located on the picturesque bank of the Kamenka River. There are about 200 historical monuments here, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Suzdal is the only museum city in Russia.
2. Urup Island.
Urup island is part of the Kuril Islands. There is nothing on the Kuril Islands, except for the “ramshackle house”, the fish factories and the FSB border troops. Here, the “continental man” is always obsessed with only two smells: fish and seas, and only two obsessions: the cry of seagulls and the breath of the ocean.
1. Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka.
Tolbachik is a volcanic complex formed by two superimposed and morphologically distinct cones: the Ostry Tolbachik stratovolcano, conical in shape and an altitude of 3,682 meters (in Russian, ostry means “sharp”), and the shield volcano Plosky Tolbachik, 3,085 meters and gentle slopes (plosky means “flat”). The scientists described the eruption as belonging to the Hawaiian type, in which the very fluid basaltic lava emanates slowly after passing the crater or emerges from the fissures, but does not cause major catastrophes. Tolbachik is a unique case, as it is surrounded by a group of volcanoes of the Vesuvian type. When these erupt, they produce the piling up of great thicknesses of volcanic rocks, as in Vesuvius or Fuji-Yama. In fact, the entire Tolbachik valley is full of powerful layers of slag.