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  1. Bianca
    May 14, 2019 @ 10:14 am

    Beautiful places! So easy to forget just how vast this country is and with so many time zones too. I have only seen St Petersburg. Wouldnt mind seeing more of these places someday.

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    • dankiteski
      May 14, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

      Indeed, Bianca. I hope you get the chance to explore some more destinations in Russia soon.

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  2. Brian
    May 14, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

    There’s a very interesting documentary on Vladivostok playing now on Amazon Prime. So earlier this month, I had a layover in Moscow and took the metro to Red Square. And it was closed off for a parade!

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    • dankiteski
      May 14, 2019 @ 11:12 pm

      Sorry to hear you couldn’t come close to the red square, Brian but hey, there’s always next time 🙂

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  3. Shreya Saha
    May 15, 2019 @ 8:05 am

    Russia is huge, and undoubtedly there are so many beautiful places you have listed here apart from the usual Moscow and St. Petersburg. Lake Baikal, the Golden Ring area, and Vladivosk are in my list. Though all are distant from each other, yet I would love to visit these places.

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    • dankiteski
      May 15, 2019 @ 10:29 am

      There sure are, Shreya! I hope you get the chance to explore more of Russia someday 🙂

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  4. Sandy N Vyjay
    May 15, 2019 @ 8:53 am

    Russia to most people means Moscow and St. Petersburg, but there is so much more to the country. You have unveiled some of the rare and lesser known gems of Russia. Each one of them seems to have their unique appeal, but my attention was riveted by the history associated with Velikiy Novgorod, would love to visit this place someday.

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    • dankiteski
      May 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am

      You’re right, Sandy- and that’s the main reason why I wrote this article. Velikiy Novgorod is an amazing city and I hope you get the chance to visit someday

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  5. Amrita
    May 15, 2019 @ 10:22 am

    Churchill was a great statesman and he knew what he said! Russia truly remains an enigma to most of us. The country is so vast. We actually know only about Moscow and St. Petersberg, but you have shown there are so many wonderful places to explore in Russia. I am sure there are many more.

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    • dankiteski
      May 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am

      Absolutely, Amrita and of course, a country so huge and vastly unexplored has a lot to offer.

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  6. Laura Pedlar
    May 15, 2019 @ 10:56 pm

    Your post has opened my eyes to the of variety of places that Russia has to offer. I’ve only heard of Sochi because of the Olympics and the F1 race that takes place there. I think I’d like to visit Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky because is sounds very nice. I also think the frozen lake would be fun to take a trip to, I never knew it was the deepest lake in the world. I always imagine Russia to be cold but it was interesting to learn about the coastal destinations that are popular for beach holidays in the summer!

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Laura, I’m glad to hear you could learn some new things from this article 🙂

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  7. amar singh
    May 15, 2019 @ 11:19 pm

    Quite rightly as you have headed your post its true that there is so much more to Russia than just Moscow and St Petersberg. These are the most promoted places but there is so much more to see in this country. One that really took my fancy is the Lake Baikal, the largest and deepest lake on Earth yet not many people know about this place . thansk for sharing a great post and a new russia

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:23 pm

      Absolutely, Amar. Lake Baikal is absolutely amazing and I hope you get the chance to visit someday.

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  8. Epepa Travel Blog
    May 16, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

    I have never been to Russia and honestly, I have never heard of most of these places before. I would love to visit Ussuri Bay, it looks really magical there!

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

      Ussuri Bay is one of the most interesting places I ever visited. I hope you make it there someday 🙂

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  9. Pujarini
    May 16, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

    Russia is so vast and this post is very thorough. I mostly had Moscow on my radar but after reading your post I would definitely add a few more places because of the beautiful pictures.

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    • dankiteski
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

      It sure is, Pijarini. I’m glad to hear that this article inspired you to visit more places in Russia 🙂

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  10. Juliette
    May 19, 2019 @ 10:24 am

    Wow such an amazing natural landscape! I have wanted to visit Russia for many years although I must be honest, St Petersburg was the main one on the list. But this has given me many more ideas. Thanks for pointing out Sochi too – because my only knowledge of it was during the Winter Olympics so it’s amazing to see the beautiful beaches there! And the photo of the Altai Mountains is simply jaw-dropping! Gorgeous.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:12 am

      St. Petersburg is an interesting city, indeed, Juliette but as this article shows there are a lot of other underrated destinations as well 🙂

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  11. Yukti Agrawal
    May 19, 2019 @ 11:06 am

    Great to know beautiful spots in Russia other than Moscow and St. Petersburg as I have heard about only those famous 2. It would be great to see the birthplace. of Russia – Velikiy Novgorod, Novgorod. I am a countryside person and therefore would love to explore some beautiful towns by the Golden Ring of Russia.

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2019 @ 8:13 am

      Thank you, Yukti. Veliky Novgorod is a fascinating city and one I would certainly recommend visiting.

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  12. John Poulton
    May 24, 2019 @ 11:50 am

    Looks great, I’d love to go one day. I spent a day in Moscow once, that was interesting and gave me a taste.

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    • dankiteski
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:22 pm

      Thank you, John- I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

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