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Discover Russia this summer

If you are planning your summer vacation, you should consider visiting Russia this year. Russia is steeped in rich history and old-world charm. The two ‘must see’ cities in Russia are Moscow, the capital, and Saint Petersburg, the showpiece city of culture and beauty. Both cities offer visitors a variety of Russian architecture including the iconic Red Square in Moscow with the St. Basil’s Cathedral which is a prominent landmark of the city.

The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world housing over 3 million works of art.

For details about Moscow visit the Irhal city guide for Moscow by clicking here.

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New York, United States

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