Russia: Geography & Maps
The Russian Federation, the largest country in the world by area, covers an area almost twice the size of America. It shares boundaries with fourteen different countries and approximately two-thirds of Russia’s frontier is bounded by water. This water includes an incredible thirteen seas and three oceans, the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Containing one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, from west to east Russia stretches from Kaliningrad to Ratmanov Island and going north to south, Russia extends from the northern tip of the Russian Arctic Islands to the Republic of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea.
The topography of Russia is divided into Eastern and West Siberian Plains, the North Siberian lowland and the Kolyma lowland, the Central Siberian Plateau and the Lena Plateau. There are several mountain ranges throughout the country, they include: the Ural Mountains, the Sayan and Stanovoy Mountains, the Caucasus Mountains as well as ranges in the Central Siberian Plateau, Northeast Siberia and the Kamchatka and the West Siberian Plain. At 5,642 km (18,510 ft), Mount Elbrus in the western Caucasus, is the highest point in the country.
Russia Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Russia.
Learn about the history and culture of Russia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Russia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Russia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Russia tours today!
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