Helpful Russia Travel Tips

In Russia, you don’t find adventure. Adventure finds you. The world’s largest country spreads across eight different time zones and has a lot of different landscapes. From snowy mountains to sandy beaches on the black sea, Russia has it all. It’s a country that anyone has to visit at least once in a lifetime. Are you planning to visit Russia? Make sure to read our articles out to get some helpful Russia travel tips & tricks.

Basic Information About Russia

1. Population

Russia is home to 144 million people. Around 81% of the total population consists of ethnic Russian. The main minority ethnic groups are Tatar ,Ukrainian, Armenian, Bashkir, Chuvash and others.

2. Official Language

The official language is Russian.

3. Currency

Russia's official currency is the Russian ruble (currency code RUB). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 80.7-73.8 RUB. 

4. Geography

With a territory of 17,098,246 square kilometers, Russia is the largest country in the world. Russia is larger than the continents of Oceania, Europe and Antarctica. Russia stretches over a vast expanse of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia and is been bordered by 14 countries by land: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Letonia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and North Korea.

5. Climate

Russia has a vast variety of climate because of its enormous size. Most of Northern European Russia and Siberia between the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean has a subarctic climate, with extremely severe winters in the inner regions of Northeast Siberia especially the Sakha Republic, where the Northern Pole of Cold is located. Russia has 4 different seasons.

6. Economy & Budget

Russia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $90 per day on average.

7. Capital 

Moscow is the capital city of Russia with total population of 11 million.

Books to read before traveling to Russia

Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Doestoevsky

Speak Memory

by Vladimir Nabokov

Dark Avenues

by Ivan Bunin

The Twelve Chairs  

by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov

The Master and Margarita

by Mikhail Bulgakov

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