Everything you should know
before Traveling to RUSSIA

8 April 2022
Capital: Moscow
Currency: Russian Ruble
Official Language: Russian
Dial Code: +7
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 102 (2) Ambulance - 103 (3) Fire - 101
GDP: 4.14 trillion USD (2019)
Population: 146.24 million (2021)
Time Zone: Ranging from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00
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Russia is Known for:

1. Vodka
While the origin of vodka is highly disputed between Russia and Poland, there’s certainly no nation more known for their vodka consumption than Russia.
2. Matryoshka dolls
Matryoshka dolls are stackable and nestable dolls resemble a vibrant babushka, or traditional Russian grandmother. The doll has won the prestigious bronze medal at Paris’ World Fair.
3. Advancement in Space
The Soviet Space Program was the best of its kind in the world. From putting the first man, Yuri Gagarin, in space; to launching the first satellite, Sputnik; Russian space achievements are one of the nation’s biggest claims to fame.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Pelmeni
Pelmeni are dumplings of Russian cuisine that consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. Pelmeni have been described as "the heart of Russian cuisine."
2. Blini
A blini is a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat or buckwheat flour and served with smetana, tvorog, butter, caviar and other garnishes. Blini are among the most popular and most-eaten dishes in Russia.
3. Mimosa Salad
Mimosa salad is a festive salad, whose main ingredients are cheese, eggs, canned fish, onion, and mayonnaise. Mimosa salad got its name because of its resemblance to "mimosa", spring flowers, scattered on the snow.

Best Places to visit:
1. Moscow
Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia, with a population estimated at 12.4 million residents within the city limits, over 17 million residents in the urban area, and over 20 million residents in the metropolitan area.
2. Saint Petersburg
Many tourists consider St Petersburg to be the most beautiful city not only of Russia but of all Europe. St Petersburg is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also a city with a fascinating history, filled with great victories and hardes misfortunes. Founded by Peter the great in the 18th century it so resembles old Europe with typical for this time buildings, tiny streets, and spirit
3. Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad ranks first in Russia in terms of the ratio of the number of beauty salons to the number of residents. Nine-tenths of the world reserves of amber are located in the Kaliningrad region. The city is situated on the Pregolya River, at the head of the Vistula Lagoon on the Baltic Sea.
4. Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is almost the only city in Russia having the tradition of pouring water over people in the streets. Novosibirsk is the fastest growing city in the world to gain amillion population. The heart of Siberia, the third biggest city in Russia and the first biggest city in Siberia.
5. Taganrog
Taganrog is a port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, on the north shore of the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov, several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. As of the 2010 Census, itspopulation was 257,681; the latest official estimate was 248,664.

Best Season to visit
Summer - The best time to visit Russia is during summer (June to August), with its long,light evenings and balmy temperatures of 21°C-25°C. It's also the ideal and most popular time for those wishing to visit Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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