Capital city Moscow
Government Federal semi presidential republic
President Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Currency Russian Ruble
Time zone (UTC+2 to +12)
Date format dd mm yyyy
Drive on the right
Calling code +7
Internet TLD .ru.su
Popular Cities In Russia
The coldest month in Russia is January and February, the warmest usually July. Throughout Russia there are only two distinct seasons Winter and Summer, as Spring and Autum are usually brief period. Local winters are very severe. In temperature -30 degrees Celcius and very high humidity it's difficult to stay in the streets
for longer than 10 minutes
Yenisei River, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Krasnoyarsk city Russia
Russian food may seem strange and foreign, but Russia identifies with numbers Popular Russian meals like Blini, Pelmeni, Borsch and Russian Salad
Blini is very thin batter used to hold hot food, usuallly fill it with fruit for dessert, chicken for dinner, or even caviar for special events. Pelmeni is similar to Ravioli, usually filled with seasoned meat. Borsch or beet soup is by far most popular, commons ingredients are beets, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, meat and spices.
Russian Salad are not the usual lettuce and dressing dishes you find in America.
Cafes and Restaurants
There are few cafes in Russia that sell authentic Russian food. European food has become so integrated into Russian cuisine that the lines have blurred between traditional dan adapted. American restorants are popular in every city from Sbarro and Pizza Hut to Subway and McDonald's.
The most visited destination in Russian are Moscow and Saint Petersburg (very popoular World Cities).
The cities are very pupular with world museums as the Tretyakov Gallery and the Hermitage, famous theaters like Bolshoi and Mariinsky. Beautiful squares and streets like Red Square, Palace Square, Tverskaya Street and Nevsky Prospect. Rich palaces and parks are found in the former imperial residences in Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsyno. Moscow displays Soviet architecture at its best along with modern skycrapers, while St Petersburg filled with many rivers, channels and bridges.
Red Square Moscow
Red Square at Night The heart of Russia is transformed at night by the glowing red stars atop the Kremlin towers and the lit-up fairy-tale onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral.
The Neva River in Saint Petersburg
Neva river in northwestern Russia flowing Lake Ladoga through the western part of Leningrad Oblast to the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland.
The Golden Ring, Moscow
Red Square Moscow