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List of best things to do in Russia. This list ranks the most popular attractions in Russia, a large country in the northeastern region of Europe. Russia is the largest country in the world that encompasses many unique natural environments because of its land size. Today Russia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, post-Soviet Union. Russia is rich in history and cultural heritage with a strong sense of national pride evident in Russian folk and contemporary art, music and literature.  

Visiting Russia for the first time? Visitors cannot enter Russia without a valid visa, along with other necessary travel documents, including a passport. Some of the top destinations in Russia include Saint Petersburg and Moscow, the country's capital city with world renowned architecture, notable museums and bustling nightlife. While Moscow is a modern city, Saint Petersburg is also a top destination for tourists seeking classical architecture packed with culture and history. Saint Petersburg is also home to the world's best classical ballet programs which have given the term "Russian ballet" a strong cultural relevance. 

Russia is a massive country with plenty of attractions to offer for any kind of traveler. For the outdoorsy adventurers, Russia also provides a sizable industry in nature tourism. While snow-covered mountains yearlong provide for ski resorts, the warm subtropic Black Sea provides fro many sea resorts.  

What are Russia's most popular points of interest? This list ranks the best attractions in Russia. If your favorite destinations in Russia aren't on the list of must-see tourist locations in Russia, make sure to add them.

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Hermitage Museum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Peterhof Palace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kunstkamera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kunstkamera Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Winter Palace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Winter Palace Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Valaam Monastery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Valaam Monastery Valaam, Russia

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Lake Baikal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lake Baikal Russia

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The Motherland Calls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Russian Museum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Russian Museum Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Grand Kremlin Palace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Grand Kremlin Palace Moscow Kremlin, Russia

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Church of the Savior on Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Church of the Savior on Blood Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Tsarskoye Selo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Tsarskoye Selo Leningrad Oblast, Russia

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Tretyakov Gallery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia

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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Moscow, Russia

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Yelagin Island is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Yelagin Island Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Bronze Horseman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Bronze Horseman Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Summer Garden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Summer Garden Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Isaac's Cathedral Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kazan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Red Square is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Red Square Moscow, Russia

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Kizhi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kizhi Lake Onega, Russia

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Petergof is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Petergof Russia

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Mariinsky Theatre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg, Russia

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All-Russia Exhibition Centre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviou... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Kremlin Armoury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kremlin Armoury Moscow, Russia

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Kuskovo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kuskovo Moscow, Russia

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Ostankino Tower is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Ostankino Tower Moscow, Russia

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Lenin's Mausoleum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lenin's Mausoleum Moscow, Russia

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Trinity Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
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Moscow Zoo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow Zoo Moscow, Russia

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Fallen Monument Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Repu... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Pushkin Museum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Kubinka Tank Museum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Catherine Palace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Catherine Palace Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin^! Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Leningrad Zoo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Leningrad Zoo Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Moscow International House of ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Lake Ritsa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lake Ritsa Georgia

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Nevsky Prospect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Nevsky Prospect Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Mamayev Kurgan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Smolny Convent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Smolny Convent Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Peter and Paul Fortress is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Peter and Paul Fortress Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kolomenskoye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kolomenskoye Moscow, Russia

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Russian State Library is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Russian State Library Moscow, Russia

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New Holland Island is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Akademia Nauk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Akademia Nauk Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

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Novodevichy Convent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Poklonnaya Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia