Discover the Rich Russian Culture
Russia has a rich cultural heritage that is expressed in the cities, the countryside and the small towns of this striking and proud nation. While virtually every place you might visit during your travels here lives and breathes this culture, it is often most easily absorbed while visiting several of the country's attractions. The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, for instance, is filled with famous Russian icons. The Heritage Museum and Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg are filled with brilliant art collections, while the many hamlets and small towns of the countryside exude a different sort of lifestyle. Old Cloisters and castles help visitors reflect on Russia's past and give the history of the country and interesting perspective.
The more you travel the country, the more you will come to realize just how extensive the history and traditions of the country truly are. Russia is also a culturally diverse country, with dozens of ethnic groups each contributing their own languages, religious beliefs, customs and folk music. The rich blend that results from the cosmopolitan mixture is fascinating to discover and visitors will find that there is always something new to explore and learn about.
Another aspect of Russian culture that you may consider investigating is its performing arts. For centuries Russian theatres have been housing some of the top performances in the world in terms of ballet and opera. There are a variety of other theatrical productions worth seeing - such as drama and musicals - and visitors may even consider visiting a cinema during their stay to discover a more youthful form of theatrical expression.
So come to this exquisite country and discover the rich cultural heritage that it has to offer. Whether you enjoy art, theatre, history, architecture or local customs, Russia has it all. Make sure that you explore Russian culture the next time you visit this fascinating country!