The Most Exciting Cities to Visit in Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Nikolay Vorobyev on Unsplash

Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and yet there’s so much we don’t know about it. Due to its sheer size, the cities and communities that come from Russia are incredibly diverse, even though we don’t always see it. Perhaps you’re thinking about visiting this massive country, and we applaud you if that’s the case. Here are some of Russia’s most exciting and beautiful cities you can check out.


One of the most ancient cities of Russia, Moscow is filled to the brim with rich history and culture just waiting to be embraced by Western society. It has countless world-famous sites including St Basil’s Cathedral, and the scenery there is literally breathtaking.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg also has an incredible amount of history, with bustling streets dripping with landmarks to visit. But if you feel like taking a break from the city life, the Russian capital also has a quaint beauty to explore, with flowing rivers and serene landscapes as well.


It’s not as well known as Moscow or Saint Petersburg, and yet Vladivostok is one of the most interesting cities you could ever find. Dubbed the “Ruler of the East” and the “San Francisco of Russia”, its hilly landscape gives you a unique feel that you don’t come across often.