Moscow is the Russian Federation’s political, scientific, historical,
architectural and business centre. Architecture, museums, theatres, churches
and cathedrals, modern and historical buildings and other unique objects
abound. With an area of 1,035 sq kilometres, it is one of the world’s
St. Petersburg (AH8) St.
Petersburg is a magnificent city founded 300 years ago. Peter the Great
built it on the Gulf of Finland, with vast, crystalline squares and palaces
deeply evocative of Russia's past. Considered the cultural heart of modern
day Russia, St. Petersburg is rapidly regaining a reputation as one of
the great cities of Europe.
Vladivostok (AH6) Vladivostok
("Lord of the East" in Russian) is located less than 100 kilometres
east of the Chinese border. Today, businesses from all over the world
have flooded in to take advantage of the city's position as a crossroads
of North-East Asia.
Irkutsk (AH6) Irkutsk is
one of great economic and cultural centers in the eastern part of the
Russian Federation. Formerly cut off by the rocky Urals, this distant
Siberian city is today a city of youth and students. It abounds with institutes
and colleges, vocational schools and libraries.