Explore a country that has gone through immense changes over the past century that have affected the entire world. Russia is a vast land, stretching across both Europe and Asia and this is reflected in the architecture and food of the country. Visit Moscow, the country’s capital, and see the imposing Red Square and elaborate Kremlin. Then contrast the city with St Petersburg, a very European city reminiscent of Venice. If you visit in the Summer, you will be able to experience the White Nights – when the sun never sets and the city is lit by an eerie twilight. Russia is famed for its art scene: the Hermitage museum’s dazzling array of art works, the Bolshoi ballet company and opera at the Mariinksi theatre – soak up the culture as you discover this intriguing country.