Moscow is a city of superlatives.
St Petersburg & Around
It seemed like a lark.
Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk
Western European Russia
With its birch forests, idyllic rivers and endless rolling steppe, Western European Russia is an enticing vision straight out of Russian folklore.
From the Ural Mountains to the great Lena River, the sheer size of Siberia is hard to comprehend.
Lake Baikal: Krasnoyarsk to Ulan-Ude
Russian Far East
Commonly mistaken for 'Siberia', the Russian Far East is actually further from Moscow, more remote and colder.
The Volga region (Povolzhye - literally 'Along the Volga River') is the heartland of Russia.
Northern European Russia
In St Petersburg or Moscow it's oddly easy to be unaware of the great expanses of Russia that stretch north.
Ulan-Ude to Vladivostok
Ancient Rus grew up in the clutch of towns northeast of Moscow that is now known as the Golden Ring.
Southern Buryatiya & Zabaikalsky Territory
Scenically magnificent, Buryatiya crouches on the Mongolian border like a cartographic crab squeezing Lake Baikal with its right pincer.
The Ural Mountains - the celebrated division between Europe and Asia - stretch 2000km from the arctic Kara Sea in the north to Kazakhstan in the south.