Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of surface area. It stretches all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, over Europe and Asia, with the Ural mountains separating the two continents. Due to its sheer size, Russia holds a variety of landscapes and natural regions, from tundra and large woodlands to subtropical beaches. Approximately 40% of the country are streaked with mountains.
Russia's most popular tourist destinations include Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the sea town of Vladivostok, Lake Baikal with its hiking trails and rare animals, or holiday region Sochi by the Black Sea.