According to ethnicityology.com, the capital of Russia is Moscow, an incredibly large city, so you will have to spend a lot of time in order to get acquainted with all its sights. Tourists coming to Moscow are offered a variety of bus tours around the city. During the tour, tourists are taken in groups along the streets of the capital, making short stops near the most remarkable buildings and structures of the city: the Kuskovo estate, the Ostankino Palace, visit the observation deck of the Sparrow Hills, see the world-famous Novodevichy Convent and a lot of other beautiful places. Another very popular city of the Russian Federation among tourists is St. Petersburg, it is also commonly called the Northern Capital of Russia. In this city, rebuilt by Emperor Peter, rises the beautiful Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, guarding the tombs of the emperors of Russia. Petersburg is rightfully considered the cultural center of the country; more than 120 museums are located in this city. A huge number of buildings and monuments of Russia are in the list of elements of the cultural heritage of the earth, compiled by UNESCO.
National cuisine of Russia
The traditions of Russian cuisine are diverse depending on the geographical location. Russian cuisine was formed by mixing Slavic traditions, elements of French cuisine, as well as folk culinary recipes of the peoples that make up the USSR. For a long time, meat in Russia was not particularly loved, very often the Slavs observed fasts that forbid animals to be eaten. Meat was common in Russian cuisine in the 17th century. At the same time, minced meat dishes began to appear on the menu of Russians: meatballs, sausages, cutlets, meatballs, etc. From desserts, Russians prefer flour sweets, especially with honey or jam. A truly Russian dessert can be considered various baked fruits and berries. From drinks, Russians prefer fruit drinks from berries, kvass, honey and sbitni. Since ancient times, Russians believe that kvass is useful, besides, cold kvass perfectly quenches thirst on hot summer days. A huge number of primordially Russian dishes are prepared and eaten in honor of the holidays, such as Shrovetide pancakes or Easter cakes. Eastern and Western Slavs prepare kutya on the eve of the Christmas holiday. Of the borrowed dishes on the Russian menu, there are dumplings, shish kebab, roast and various types of potato dishes.
The transport network of the Russian Federation is developed at a high level. It includes more than 80 thousand kilometers of railway tracks, more than 700 thousand kilometers of highways and roads, over 600 thousand kilometers of air routes, a huge number of river and sea routes. Due to the harsh climate in the country, the predominant land transportation of goods is the railway. Water transport is less common due to its seasonality, and cars carry goods over not particularly long distances, although they carry about half of Russia’s goods. Today, the transport system is not in a very good condition, because the production base is rather worn out and shattered. Peculiarities of the country’s geography lead to the fact that approximately 10% of Russians are literally cut off from roads and railway stations during the off-season.
Caring for the health of citizens of the Russian Federation and guests of the country is a certain combination of a variety of political, economic, legal, social, scientific, medical, sanitary-hygienic and anti-epidemic measures aimed at strengthening both the mental and physical health of people. In addition, many various actions of the state authorities are aimed at improving the standard of living in Russia, and at the same time improving the demographic situation, that is, reducing mortality and increasing the birth rate. The most vulnerable segments of the population – children and pensioners – fall under a special category of health care; a system of benefits and state subsidies for health improvement has been thought out for them. In case of health problems in Russia, you can contact both private and public medical institutions. Russia’s main problem is that the work of medical workers here is paid several times lower than in a number of developed countries, despite the fact that the level of education of doctors here is much higher. Although, in general, fairly large amounts are allocated annually for the development of healthcare in the country. On the territory of Russia, various studies are being carried out related to improving the level of health in the country, unique drugs are being produced, and the most complex operations are being performed. It is often in Moscow clinics that people with terrible diagnoses come, most often cancer patients, and local specialists bring them back to life. There are no epidemics of deadly diseases and viruses, akin to underdeveloped countries, in the Russian Federation, so there is no need to do any special vaccinations upon entry, except for a number of mandatory vaccinations.