Russia is a land of astonishing size and incredible extremes, heaving with history, culture and art. A holiday here can combine winter activities with amazing architecture and even a stately river cruise, and so much more. Travel to Russia is becoming more and more popular as people recognise what a stunning destination it really is.
To prove how incredible it can be, we've collected our 11 favourite photos for you to enjoy. If they wake up a desire to journey to the world's largest country, you can click here to browse our Russia holiday collection, or call a Regent Russia specialist on 0207 666 1244.
St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow is one of the iconic sights of Russia. © Shutterstock/Reidl
Bears still roam Russia's wilds, and lucky travellers may catch a glimpse of one - from a safe distance! © Shutterstock/Sergey Uryadnikov
Horse-drawn carriages await in Palace Square, St Petersburg. © Shutterstock/dimbar76
Lake Baikal is the world's oldest, deepest, clearest, and largest (by volume) freshwater lake. In the winter when it freezes, you may see methane bubbles frozen within the ice like this. © Shutterstock/Strelyuk
In Siberia and around Murmansk, you can enjoy husky rides across the endless frozen wilds. © Shutterstock/Ronnie McCrea
When the Volga River Delta is hit by spring floods, some of the region's denizens are forced to get wet in order to cross! © Shutterstock/Fedor Lashkov
The Trans-Siberian Express is a magical way to traverse Russia's expanse. © Shutterstock/Yannik Photography
For the northern lights, Murmansk in the winter easily gives Scandinavia a run for its money. © Shutterstock/Olga Kovalova
The hardy (and extremely rare) Siberian tiger still prowls the snowy birch forests of eastern Russia. © Shutterstock/Ondrej Prosicky
The golden cupolas of the Church of Blood in Honour of All Saints in Yekaterinburg are dazzling. © Shutterstock/Martyn Jandula
You might think this is an art gallery or opera house, but in fact it's just one of Moscow's many stunning and ornate metro stations! © Shutterstock/Ondrej Prosicky
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