Russia is the largest country in the world and covers an area of 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi). Officially the Russian Federation covers more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is a study in contrasts. From gold-leaf imperial glitz to icy Siberian tundra and from Soviet-era monuments to uber-hip urban culture, there are so many things to do in this country that choosing what you want to spend your time on can be extremely difficult.
With the world’s largest reserves of mineral and energy resources, Russia is globally the largest producer of oil and natural gas. This country has the 10th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP. Gazprom is a Russian energy corporation, reputed to the most profitable company in the world. One of the world’s largest gas companies, it focuses on exploration, production, transmission and storage of gas for customers in Russia and around the world. In the urban and rural areas of Russia there are many serviced office locations.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Things to see and do in Russia should always include the Bolshoi Theatre. Located in Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre holds regular performances of opera, and is home to the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet Company. Catherine Palace sits 25km (15 miles) outside of St Petersburg. This palace was the summer residence for generations of tsars. The palace is best known for being home to the Amber Room – a stunning array of amber panels that were recreated after being looted by the Nazi’s. The cuisine in Russia is very dependant on the region you are in. For the midday and evening meal the food is often more traditional, based on your location. Some form of soup is a common staple of a typical meal. In Moscow, St Petersburg, and many other large cities there are international cuisine and fine dining restaurants readily available. Specialities in the country include Kasha (porridge) is a staple breakfast dish, made with milk and oats, buckwheat or semolina. Other local items include Blini (small pancakes filled with caviar, fish, melted butter or sour cream), Ponchiki (hot sugared doughnuts), Pirozhky (fried rolls with different fillings, usually meat, Borshct (a beetroot soup served hot with sour cream), and Pelmeni (meat dumplings).
Moscow has three major airports Domodedovo, Vnukovo Airport, and Sheremetyevo Airport. There are over 100 regional airlines in Russia, most of which run services from Moscow to their region. Moscow Domodedovo International Airport is located 42km (26 miles) south of central Moscow. Public transport in the cities is comprehensive and inexpensive. The services include metro, tramway, and trolleybus. The railway is a vital part of the Russia’s infrastructure and is easily used.