Vacations 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
Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Lake Baikal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lake Baikal Russia

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Peterhof Palace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg, 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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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Moscow, Russia

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Winter Palace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Winter Palace Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kunstkamera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kunstkamera Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Red Square is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Red Square Moscow, Russia

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Grand Kremlin Palace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Grand Kremlin Palace Moscow Kremlin, Russia

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Russian Museum is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Church of the Savior on Blood Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The Motherland Calls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Summer Garden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Summer Garden Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Tsarskoye Selo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
starrixx added Tsarskoye Selo Leningrad Oblast, Russia

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Kazan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kazan Cathedral 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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Tretyakov Gallery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia

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Petergof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Petergof Russia

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Saint Isaac's Cathedral Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kizhi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kizhi Lake Onega, Russia

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Yelagin Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Yelagin Island Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Valaam Monastery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
starrixx added Valaam Monastery Valaam, 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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Kremlin Armoury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kremlin Armoury Moscow, Russia

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Pushkin Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Catherine Palace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Catherine Palace Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg

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Peter and Paul Fortress is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Peter and Paul Fortress Saint Petersburg, Russia

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All-Russia Exhibition Centre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviou... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Moscow, Russia

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Fallen Monument Park is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Trinity Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
starrixx added Trinity Cathedral Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Moscow Zoo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Moscow Zoo Moscow, Russia

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Nevsky Prospect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Nevsky Prospect Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Repu... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Republic

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Leningrad Zoo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Leningrad Zoo Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kolomenskoye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kolomenskoye Moscow, Russia

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Mamayev Kurgan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Mamayev Kurgan Russia

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Smolny Convent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
starrixx added Smolny Convent Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kuskovo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kuskovo Moscow, Russia

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Ostankino Tower is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Ostankino Tower Moscow, Russia

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

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Moscow International House of ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Kubinka Tank Museum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Kubinka Tank Museum Russia

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Poklonnaya Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia

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Lenin's Mausoleum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lenin's Mausoleum Moscow, Russia

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Lake Ritsa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Lake Ritsa Georgia

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Russian State Library is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Russian State Library Moscow, Russia

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Akademia Nauk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
Akademia Nauk Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

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New Holland Island is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Russia
New Holland Island Russia