With an area of over 17 million square kilometers, the equivalent of one ninth of the planet's mainland, Russia is considered as the largest country in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that throughout the territory you can find a great variety of reliefs and natural environments, cultural treasures, historical monuments, brilliant cathedrals, great imperial cities, traditional villages hidden in Siberia ...
Today we move to this transcontinental country (it spans Asia and Eastern Europe) to discover some of its cities more important. Specifically, we want to show you its eight most populous cities. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
How could it be otherwise, let's start by talking about Moscow, the capital of Russia, which is also the most populous federal entity in the country. It is an important political, economic, cultural and scientific center not only for Russia, but for the continent. In addition, it is important to note that this city dotted with channels and navigable rivers offer an impressive display of means of transportation, in addition to numerous monuments, parks and residential areas.
The second most populous city in Russia is Saint Petersburg, which was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. The center, along with some monuments located in the surroundings, has been considered a World Heritage Site by the Unesco. On the other hand, you should know that Saint Petersburg has been the seat of the court since 1990. In addition, we want to comment that it is a beautiful, historical city full of places of interest: palaces, museums, theaters, bridges ...
The third most populous city in Russia is Novosibirsk, considered to be the financial, scientific, cultural, industrial and transportation center of Siberia. Located on the Ob plateau, the city is home to the largest train station on the Ruta del Trans-Siberian, in addition to having the largest library in Siberia and the largest opera and ballet theater in the country. Another surprising building is the Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevski, an important example of the architecture of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The fourth most populous city in the country is Yekaterinburg, capital of the Federal District of the Urals. Located in central Russia, in the Asian sector, it is considered the administrative, industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of the region. Of course, here you can find numerous places of interest: theaters, museums, a zoo, a circus ...
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We continue our tour of the most important cities in Russia in Nizhny Novgorod, which is located in the European part of the country. Considered the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka region, the city hides a very well-preserved old center, full of historical, architectural and cultural monuments. Therefore, it is one of the main points of scale of the tourist boats that travel the Volga.
The sixth most populous city in Russia is Samara, which is located on the banks of the Volga River, in the southeastern part of the European part. It is considered as a great industrial and transport center. Industry deserves special mention aerospace. And it is that launch vehicles have been produced here.
We also have to tell you about Omsk, a city located in the southeast of Siberia. Considered the second largest city in the country east of the Urals, it is considered an important center of transport due to its geographical situation.
Finally, we must speak of Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and eighth most populous city in Russia. Located on the banks of the Volga, at the confluence of the Kazanka River, the city is one of the country's main economic, political, educational, cultural, scientific and sports centers. We want to highlight your multiethnicity, which is recognized by UNESCO, as well as its historical and architectural complex of the Kazan Kremlin.
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10 largest cities of Russia /10 крупнейших городов России (April 2021)
- cities, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, Saint Petersburg