Pictures from Russia

Last updated Mar 30, 2022 | Published on May 30, 2011North and Central Europe, Photo Galleries, Russia

This is a collection of pictures from Russia, the result of a trip in 2011 to Moscow and across the country on the Trans-Siberian.

If you look up my articles from Russia, you will also find videos, world heritage sites and regular travelogues. Before you do, start with these pictures from Russia.

The Trans-Siberian Railway starts in Moscow. Here are pictures from Moscow, Sergiev Posad and a number of train stations and landscapes on the way east to the Mongolian border.

Afterwards, find all photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:

Russia is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres, and encompassing one-eighth of Earth’s inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world. It is the ninth-most populous country and also the most populous country in Europe, with a population of 145.5 million. The country’s capital and largest city, Moscow, is also the largest city entirely within Europe. Saint Petersburg is Russia’s cultural centre and second-largest city. Other major urban areas include Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan.

Russia is ranked 52nd on the Human Development Index, with a universal healthcare system and free university education. Russia’s economy is the world’s eleventh-largest by nominal GDP and the sixth-largest by PPP. It is a recognised nuclear-weapons state, possessing the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, with the fourth-highest military expenditure. Russia’s extensive mineral and energy resources are the world’s largest, and it is also among the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally.

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