Top-10 of the best tourist destinations in Russia

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British daily Guardian has drawn up a list of tourist sites not to be missed in Russia, beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg. The ten-point list was published on the publishing website.

Gone are the rush to the two Russian capitals! The country has an unlimited number of tourist places, some more captivating than the others. You will find everything: majestic mountains and lakes, historic sites and even ecotourism lodges. Moreover, the daily Guardian only confirms it.

best tourist destinations in Russia

Located in the north-east of the country, turKarelia is known for its picturesque wooden architece on the island of Kiji (above), in the middle of Lake Onega. But the Guardian proposes to discover another facet of this paradise: the marble canyon of Ruskeala Park where tourists can rent canoes and scuba diving.

The tour is at Siberia, a real treasure chest with the natural treasures of the country. Climbing and hiking enthusiasts are invited to explore the Stolby Nature Reserve (Poteaux). Located 3 km from the town of Krasnoyarsk, it offers magnificent views of unique rocks, the altitude of which ranges from 55 to 600 meters.

The historic city Novgorod la Grande is described by the authors of the classification of “place of birth of Russia”. It is recommended to tourists for its museum of wooden architecture Vitoslavlitsy and for its kremlin, one of the oldest in the country.

Canoeing and fishing enthusiasts? Discover Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the most eastern city of the country. Located in the volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka, it embarks on the path of ecotourism, a true trend. A tip for gourmets: do not forget to taste the royal crab of Kamchatka.

The capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan is a thousand years old and has always been a place of eclecticism where Christian and Orthodox Christian cultures have coexisted in perfect harmony and the churches close to the mosques. Kazan has many historical sights. The Guardian distinguishes the “leaning” tower of Söyembikä.