29 Things You Should Never Do In Russia

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As the largest country in the world, Russia spans 11 time zones across Europe and Asia, has shores on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, and shares borders with China, Ukraine, North Korea and many other countries. Considering the country’s size, you can expect a wide variety of landforms from treeless plains to evergreen forests and from sandy deserts to frozen tundra. There are also over a hundred ethnic groups in Russia, bringing diversity to the country with their many languages, religions, and cultural beliefs and practices.
Aside from prolific writers such as Leo Tolstoy and celebrated composers like Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Russia is famous for many things. These include St. Basil’s Cathedral, the largest church in Russia with its nine chapels, Oymyakon, the coldest inhabited place on the planet, and vodka.
Eager to explore the Valley of Geysers, visit the museums in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, or take shots of ice-cold vodka? Before you pack your bags and jump on the next plane, do a little research to prepare yourself for the varied terrain, climate, and customs of this massive nation.
Read on to find out what you should never do in Russia to have the best travel experience: