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Extending over the entire North Asia and remarkably the Eastern Europe, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering 17.085.400 square kilometers. The country which is generally cold in parallel with its climate, manages to be attractive at all seasons, offering extremely delicate atmosphere. Spanning nine different time zones, this country of vast lands owns countless attractions all over and accordingly is appealing to the visitors of all tastes. The capital Moscow is a home to country’s cultural and historical prosperities, whereas the city of St. Petersburg is truly a magical destination fascinating by its landscape. Moreover, the city of Kaliningrad, hosting the tomb of the famous philosopher Immanuel Kant, together with the city of Samara as a home to Kubychev Square, regarded as the largest square in Europe, are a few of the other worth seeing destinations in the country.
Take a look at the flights to Russia with Turkish Airlines now if you are interested in a magical adventure exploring this enthralling country riveting by its deep-rooted history and cultural diversity.
Turkish Airlines flies to 36 different destinations in Russia: Anapa, Arhangelsk, Belgorod, Beslan, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Magnitogorsk, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Murmansk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnevartovsk, Nijniy Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Syktyvkar, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Shupashkar, Surgut, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulyanovsk, Usinsk, Volgograd, Voronezh and Yekaterinburg.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to the capital Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan take three to four hours in average. Vnukovo International Airport (VKO), which serves as the airport of arrival in flights to Moscow, is the busiest airport countrywide at the same time. Turkish Airlines passengers wishing to reach other Russian cities should transfer at this airport. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg and Samara Airport (KUF) are amongst the busiest airports countrywide, serving to millions of passengers each year.
Russia makes a name for itself by a wide range of cultural alternatives it offers to its guests, along with its natural gems and impressive historical background. The country hosts numerous events all year round, which will make you feel delightful throughout your stay. It would be best to remind that you may experience a much more enjoyable time, if you happen to visit this magnificent country during some remarkable events. International Snow and Ice Festival which is held in January at Krasnoyarsk ranks among the top popular organizations taking place in the country. The city simply has a population explosion during the festival, offering utterly amusing moments. Maslenitsa Festival, on the other hand, which celebrates the coming of spring, is another crowd-pulling event held with huge participation from all over the world.
If you are interested in performing arts, make sure to attend the Golden Mask Theater Festival during your stay at Moscow, which is held in March and April. As one of the notable movie festivals of Europe, Moscow International Film Festival is held also in April. The capital is flooded by millions of art lovers in this season. One of the most outstanding events held in the country is the White Nights Festival taking place in May and June at St. Petersburg. As a city of a fascinating beauty, St. Petersburg promises a very special experience to its guests during this festival.
The country gets more appealing during these festivals and Russian cities become high in demand by the popularity of colorful organizations. It would be advantageous to book your flight in advance, taking into account that the country hosts extremely busy air traffic in the festival season.
Structures and buildings remaining from and witnessing the political history of the country receive a great deal of attention, especially from the history fanciers. The capital Moscow serves as a total historic paradise. The Red Square, Kremlin Palace, Lenin's Mausoleum within a glass bell, Saint Basil's Cathedral, State Historical Museum and the Bolshoi Theatre are among the significant historical artifacts in the city. In addition, do not forget to see the Arbat Street, hosting the houses of the notable personages of the literature world, such as Pushkin, Chekhov and Tchaikovsky. The famous park of the city covering an area of 300 acres, Gorky is an ideal place to feel entirely the ravishing spirit of the city. The city with one of the oldest subway networks worldwide has utterly beautiful subway stations all around, each resembling a unique work of art. Book your flight to Moscow now to embark on a joyous adventure to discover this historic town.
You may have a chance to getting to know Russia better by visiting St. Petersburg in addition to Moscow. Having been a source of inspiration for many works of art both by its stunning architecture and culture, this city is also the birth place of Dostoyevsky. White Nights, which also is a short story by the famous Russian author Dostoyevsky, is a significant touristic attraction the city offers. The sun rises at 03.00 and sets at 00.00 during the White Nights Festival taking place between May and July; therefore the nighttime is only a couple of hours in St. Petersburg during this season, which arouses interest of a large number of visitors as a one of a kind experience. St. Petersburg is also home to Hermitage Museum, one of the richest archives in the world. In addition, the adorable city hosts numerous historical artifacts, including but not limited to the Peterhof Palace, Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Square and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
You may use the domestic flights, or set a more private travel plan by renting a car to transport between these two most visited cities countrywide.
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