1. Cities. Moscow and St. Petersburg
Considered the heart of Russia, Moscow is described by travel operators as a place where ancient Russia meets the Soviet Union and capitalism.
St. Petersburg, on the other hand, is considered to be a more European capital.
2. The Golden Ring - a group of towns and cities - including Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma and others that once played an important political, spiritual and cultural role in Ancient Rus.
3. Beaches. The beach resort Sochi set on the Black sea coast was for a long time the place to spend a vacation.
Most tourists visit Sochi to relax on the beaches, swim in the sea and partake of its favorable climate, but its mineral spas and sanatoriums make it an ideal health resort.
To add that Sochi will host Olympic games in 2014.
4. Mountains. Untouched, unharmed and largely undiscovered by Western tourists the so called golden mountains of Russian Altai republic are noted for being among the most beautiful parts of Siberia.
5. Far East. Getting around of the airplane at Kamchatka, one is surrounded on three sides by volcanoes in a land of the most amazing virgin nature. Once closed for foreigners the region last year attracted 4000 visitors.
6. Lakes and rivers. The lake Baikal is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is the world deepest lake.
Surrounded by forests and maintain peaks, the waters are transparent in the summer, and freeze so thick in winter that the Trans-Siberian Railroad once ran over its surface.
7. Trans-Siberian Rail Road. Siberia tends to create images of frozen lands and political prisoners exiled to labor camps, but the region has many natural, historical and cultural wonders waiting to be explored. Trans-Siberian Rail Road is one of the most famous ways to explore Siberia’s vast expanse and probably the dream of many foreigners.