Moscow is an 860-year-old iconic, global city, which has played a central role in the development of Russia and the world, as the capital of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and, today, the Russian Federation. For many, the sight of the Kremlin complex in the center of the city is still loaded with symbolism and history.
Today, Moscow is a thriving, exuberant capital city that overflows with life, culture and sometimes traffic. A sprawling metropolis, Moscow is home to numerous museums, Soviet-era monoliths and post-Soviet kitsch, but continues to pave the way forward as Muscovites move into the 21st century.
St Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia, is the country’s cultural heart. Sprawling across the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, fine dining and cultural destinations for many repeat visits.