Holidays in Russia and Flights to Russia:
If you are planning a trip to Russia and are looking to book a hotel and/or flight, the following information gives you a brief overview on Russia.
The Russian Federation, or Russia, is the largest country in the world and covers Asia's north and a major part of eastern Europe, stretching from the Baltic Sea to the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. Following the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, the federation replaced the Russian Federal Soviet Republic and is considered to be the success to the USSR [Union of Soviet Socialist Republics].
Russia today is a country of enormous diversity, ancient cathedrals are being rebuilt and restored, colourful markets are alive again and literature and the arts are being enjoyed again.Shopping in Russia:
Shops catering for visitors can be mainly found in the cities of Moscow [the capital], and St Petersburg. Here you will be able to find art and antique stores, souvenir shops, department stores and flea markets where you will be able to select from popular tourist items such as crystal bowls, leather bags, jumpers, amber jewellery, paintings and sculptures. It is adviseable to shop around as prices can vary significantly from shop to shop. One of the most popular souvenirs is the traditional and amusing Matryoshka dolls [wooden dolls within dolls]. Shopping hours are generally Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 19:00 and most food stores are also open on Sundays.
You may find at railway stations people selling homemade food such as boiled pasties, bread, sausages, pickles and smoked fish.Eating out in Russia:
Over recent years, the quality of food in Russia in shops and restaurants, has improved dramatically, particularly in Moscow and St Petersburg. The range of restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, bars and night clubs in vast, and practically every tast, from Chinese, Japanese, French and Italian is catered for. Traditional cuisine such as borsch, akroshka, ponchiki, pelmeni and other such delights all washed down by one of the several hundred different vodkas on offer! Russians seem to have a fascination for ice cream in any weather. Even with temperatures s low as -20°C with streets buried deep in snow, you can still see queues of Russians waiting for their ice cream.The Language of Russia:
Russian is the most widely spoken language of Europe and the most widespread of the Slavic languages. As a language of great policital importance in the 20th century, Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations.
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