As the earth’s largest country, Russia covers more than 17 million square kilometers or 11% of the land surface of our planet. It takes about a week to cross the country’s ten time zones by train and ten hours by air. Within this vast expanse lies the deepest freshwater lake in the world (Baikal), Europe’s highest mountain peak (Elbrus), the largest river in Europe (the Volga) and the world’s largest lake (the Caspian Sea). The country abounds with rivers and forests teeming with fish and wildlife, awe inspiring volcanoes, and towering mountains. For those with a taste for adventure, Russia is a real find.
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