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The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia  

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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
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Winter Palace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Lake Baikal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Russia
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Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
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Peterhof Palace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Red Square is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow, Russia
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Grand Kremlin Palace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow Kremlin, Russia
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Kunstkamera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kunstkamera Saint Petersburg, 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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Church of the Savior on Blood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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The Motherland Calls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow, Russia
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Tretyakov Gallery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow, Russia
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Tsarskoye Selo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
starrixx added Leningrad Oblast, Russia
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Summer Garden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Summer Garden Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Catherine Palace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg
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Peter and Paul Fortress is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Peter and Paul Fortress Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Petergof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Russia
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Kizhi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kizhi Lake Onega, Russia
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Mariinsky Theatre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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All-Russia Exhibition Centre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
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Yelagin Island is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Yelagin Island Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Kazan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kazan Cathedral Russia
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Kremlin Armoury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow, Russia
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Bronze Horseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Bronze Horseman Saint Petersburg, Russia