That climate in Russia is influenced by several factors. The enormous size of the country and the great distance of many regions from the sea lead to a dominance of the continental climate in various forms. This type of climate occurs in large parts of European and Asian Russia, exceptions are the tundra and the extreme southeast. Mountains in the south hinder the influx warmer air masses from the Indian Ocean. The vast plains of the west and north are influenced by air currents from the Arctic and the Atlantic.
Due to the moderating influence of the Atlantic and Pacific, the most populous regions of the country (the European part with the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the south of Western Siberia and the south of the Russian Far East) have a humid continental climate.
Most of northern European Russia and Siberia between the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean has a sub-arctic climate with extremely severe winters in the interior regions of northeast Siberia (especially the Sakha Republic, where the northern hemisphere’s cold pole lies, the lowest temperature recorded here is -68 ° C).
The strip of land along the coast of the Arctic Ocean and the Arctic islands have a tundra to polar climate.
A small part of the Black Sea coast, especially in Sochi, has a humid subtropical climate with humid winters.
In many regions of Eastern Siberia and the Far East, winter is relatively dry compared to summer. In other parts of the country, precipitation falls more evenly over the seasons. Winter precipitation falls as snow in most parts of the country. The region along the Lower Volga and the Caspian Sea coast, as well as some areas of southern Siberia, has a semi-arid climate. Over 65% of Russian territory is covered by permafrost.
Moscow, the capital of Russia, has some interesting sights to offer visitors to the country, including a whole host of different museums. This is how you should look at the Borodhino Panorama Museum. Its main attraction is the panorama of the famous Battle of Borodino, a work of the ArtistFranz Robaut.
You should also see the Museum of the History of Moscow. It is one of the oldest museums of the city and shows exhibits from the exhibition that took place in Nizhy Novgorod in 1896. Visit printerhall for Russia Tour Plan.
Other interesting museums in Moscow are museumby the painter Andrei Rublev, the Pushkin Museum, the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, etc.
Culture and art are also very important in Moscow. Several opera houses and theaters are represented in the city. The Boischoj Theater is something special. The building alone is famous all over Europe, just because of its impressive architecture.
Massifs, columns, a quadriga made of bronzes, etc. create a special flair for visitors to the Boischoj Theater. The building, built in the classical style, dates back to 1825. Mainly the Bolschoji ballet, which is one of the oldest and most famous groups on earth, appears in the theater. Furthermore, this ballet group are the best in their field. At the moment nine hundred singers, dancers, actors and musicians are employed at this theater.
The oldest drama theater in the country is the Maly Theater. It became known worldwide at the end of the nineteenth century for its social satirical productions and plays.
But there are more theaters in Moscow than those mentioned so far. There is the Moscow International Performance Arts Center, Na Taganke, the Lenkom Theater and the Chekhov Artist Theater.
Moscow also has some interesting sacred buildings to offer. So you shouldn’t miss the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It is the largest Russian Orthodox church in the world. It was created in 1883 because the Russians had triumphed against Napoleon at that time.
The cathedral used to be higher than a hundred meters. The original building was blown up in 1931. In 1992, however, it was rebuilt in a smaller format.
The Danilwo Monastery is also worth seeing. The simply kept sacred building was built in the thirteenth century. From 1917 the monastery had a different function. It was used by the communists as a prison and umbrella factory.
The monastery has only been a member of the Russian Orthodox Church again since 1988. Another interesting church in the city is the Archangel Michael Cathedral. She was ordered by Ivan III. Erected between 1505 and 1509. Tsar Peter the First is also buried here. The special feature of the church are the two entrances. But these are easy to explain. Ivan III was particularly pious, which forbade him to enter the house of God through the front door after a sin he had committed.
The aforementioned sacred buildings in Moscow are only a small part of how many actually exist in the city. There are definitely a few more to see.
One of the special places in the city is the red square. It’s also one of the most historic in the world. The red square is impressive because of its size. It measures five hundred by one hundred and fifty meters. It is bordered by the Kremlin, the Spassky Tower, the Gum department store, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Lenin mausoleum.
Other interesting places in Moscow are Manegen Square and Komsomoslakaya Square.
The monument to Minin and Pscharski is absolutely impressive. It dates from 1818. The monument is a bronze sculpture created by the sculptor Iwan Martos. The monument was dedicated to the two citizens who participated in the victory over Poland in 1612.
The absolute highlight when visiting Moscow is the Federation Tower. At 506 meters, it is the tallest building in the city and also the tallest in Europe. It was planned by a German and a Russian team of architects. The tower has been open to the public since 2004.
Moscow has even more sights to offer than has been listed up to here. If everyone were to be named, you would have to write half a book;-) However, you should definitely not miss a visit to the Kremlin.