The Russian Federation (Russia for short) is the largest country in the world with the territory of 17,125,407 km² and the 9th with the population of 146,257,288 people.
Russia can offer holidays for every taste – seaside resorts, absorbing fishing on Kamchatka, in Baikal Lake or any other spot on the huge territory of the country. Hundreds of thousands of holiday-makers from all over the world visit downtowns of such cities as Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Tver and a lot of others which are called tourist Mecca.
The Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and other picture galleries trot out masterpieces of the most famous sculptors and painters of the past and present. Red Square in Moscow and the downtown of Saint-Petersburg seem to be the most popular places of interest.
There are 92 ski resorts spreading from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in Russia, starting with upscale resorts (Krasnaya Polyana in Krasnodar region and others) and finishing with accessible to public in most regions.
There are several seas in Russia for mass sea (beach) vacations: the Black, Baltic and the Sea of Azov. The most popular sea (beach) resorts are Sochi and Gelenzhik (the Black Sea Coast of the Caucasus), Yalta and Alushta (the Southern Coast of the Crimea).
You can book a journey to any Russian region, but you should keep in mind that the sufficient tourist service is available only in metropolitan cities and on the territory of upmarket hotel complexes. But the beauty of places of interest and generosity of locals compensate lack of familiar service.