Introduction to Russia
Russia is one of the most fascinating countries on the planet. In 1939, Winston Churchill defined Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Anyone who has spent time in will know this saying and attest to it. There is much more to Russia than its Soviet past and the news coverage in Western countries. Russia is a country full of culture, art, history, great food, and most importantly, wonderful people. The language is hard, and every Russian will remind you of that fact, but for those who put the time into the language and culture, you will be rewarded with one of the richest experiences in the world. Moscow is the largest city in Europe and has more tourist attractions, great restaurants, cultural sites and things to do than you can imagine. Though to be honest, the best experiences in Russia come from destinations off the beaten path that few foreign tourists have ever seen. If you are an adventure seeker, Russia is a destination not to be missed.