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Resorts and Nature Tourism

The warm subtropical Black Sea coast of Russia is the site for a number of popular sea resorts, like Sochi, known for its beaches and wonderful nature. At the same time Sochi can boast a number of major ski resorts, like Krasnaya Polyana; the city is the host of 2014 Winter Olympics. The mountains of the Northern Caucasus contain many other popular ski resorts, like Dombay in Karachay–Cherkessia.

The most famous natural tourist destination in Russia is Lake Baikal, named the Blue Eye of Siberia. This unique lake, oldest and deepest in the world, has crystal-clean waters and is surrounded by taiga-covered mountains.

Other popular natural destinations include Kamchatka with its volcanoes and geysers, Karelia with its many lakes and granite rocks, Altai with its snowy mountains and Tyva with its wild steppes.

World Heritage Sites in Russia by federal district
Central
  • Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye
  • Moscow Kremlin Red Square
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • Trinity Sergius Lavra
  • White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  • Historic Centre of Yaroslavl
Southern
  • Western Caucasus
Northwestern
  • Curonian Spit
  • Ferapontov Monastery
  • Kizhi Pogost
  • Virgin Komi Forests
  • Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Surroundings
  • Solovetsky Islands
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
Far Eastern
  • Lena Pillars
  • Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  • Central Sikhote-Alin
  • Wrangel Island
Siberian
  • Golden Mountains of Altai
  • Lake Baikal
  • Putorana Plateau
  • Uvs Nuur Basin
Volga
  • Kazan Kremlin
North Caucasian
  • Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
  • 1 Shared with Lithuania
  • 2 Shared with nine other countries
  • 3 Shared with Mongolia

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