Russia - officially the Russian Federation
Russia has an excellent opportunities for any kind of tourism - from the extreme sports to the beach rest. Tourism in Russia has a number of advantages - it is relatively inexpensive, and the current level of development of infrastructure in many cases can compete with foreign resorts. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions and recreation, beach vacation, ski vacation.
The location, grounds and landscape
Three-quarters of the country's territory are occupied by plains. This is due to the fact that Russia is located within several major platforms. Most of the European territory is occupied by the East European Plain. The height of most of the East European Plain is less than 200 m, but within it there are many hills (Middle Russian, Smolensk-Moscow, Privolzhsky, North Uvaly, Timan Ridge). Asian part of Russia, separated from the European by the Ural Mountains. The largest landforms in northern Asia are the West Siberian Plain, Central Siberian Plateau, Verkhoyansk Range, Cherskogo Ridge. In the south-west and south are stretching the large mountain ranges, the most significant of which - the Caucasus, the Altai and Sayan. The highest point within Russia is the Mount Elbrus (5,642 m), located on the crest of the main Caucasian mountain ridge.
Population: more than 143 million 666 thousand people.
Currency: national currency is a Russian Rouble (RUB). 1 ruble equals 100 cents. In course banknotes in denominations of 10, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 rubles; coins of 1, 5, 10, 50 cents, 1, 2, 5 rubles. 1.00 USD ≅34.24 RUB, 1.00 EUR ≅ 46.83 RUB.
Credit card payment systems: widely are accepted cards Visa, MasterCard, rarely - Visa Electron and Cirrus/Maestro, very rarely - Diners Club.