Even after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in 1991, Russia still remains the largest country in the world in terms of land mass, covering tweleve time zones. Due to its massive size, Russia retains an excpetional amount of natural diversity, with a number of water attractions such as Lake Baikal and the Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas. It is also home to Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus.
Aeroflot is the national airline, although other low-cost budget European airlines like Domodedovo Airlines, Diamonds of Russia and Belavia fly to and from the area.
Top attractions in Russia include the Trans-Siberian Railway, Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square and the ‘Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg. For more information on Russia, check out check out BootsnAll’s Russia Travel Guide.
For cheaper tickets to Russia, consider the following:
- Fly into London, England; Helsinki, Finland, or one of the Baltic states, and catch a connecting flight on one of Europe’s budget carriers.
- Travel overland via bus or train.
- Depart on midweek low-volume travel days.
Deals on Russia one-way & round-trip departures: