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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Russia. Car rental in Russia includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Not only are the Vikings credited with discovering the Americas, they are also responsible for settling Russia. The Vikings established a settlement in what is now Kiev in the late ninth century. But over time the Kiev residents developed an identity separate from their Viking heritage that laid the foundation for what became Russian culture. Since then, Russia has had a complex political, but rich social and cultural history.

It is the largest country in the world, comprising more than 14 percent of the earth’s landmass. There are eight time zones from east to west. It has borders with more countries than any other nation including Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine.

Russia encompasses twelve seas within its territory and is home to the oldest mountain range (Urals) as well as the deepest lake on the planet (Baikal). There are forty national parks and forty UNESCO Biosphere Reserves but also dead zones such as Chernoble, the scene history’s worst nuclear accident, and areas over-mined and left barren.

Most visitors concentrate on the western part of the country but for the adventurous, Russia offers some of the world’s most remote, untouched-by-humans areas left on the planet.        

Population and language
Russia’s population is estimate to be 143 million, with the majority located in the western part of the country. Russians are the predominant ethnic group with many others represented including Tatar, Ukrainian, Bashkir, and Chuvash. Russian is the official language with many minority languages spoken in various locations.

Russia has no state religion and a relatively small number people actively practice any religion. AN estimate 20 percent of the population are Russian Orthodox, up to 15 percent Muslim, and just two percent some other form of Christianity. However, many more Russians identify with a faith but to not practice, a carry-over from Soviet rule.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The major cities of Russia include Moscow, the capital, (pop: 10.5 million); Saint Petersburg (4.6 million); Novosibirsk (1.4 million); Yekaterinburg (1.344 million); Nizhniy Novgorod (1.28 million).

The top tourist destinations include Moscow’s Red Square, the Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and the Bolshoi Theater, home of the world famous ballet company. Moscow also has 80 museums,

St. Petersburg is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, the city is famous for its architecture as represented by attractions including the the Summer Palace, the Winter Palace, and St. Isaacs Cathedrals. The Hermitage Museum is one of the largest in the world and its sollection includes works from da Vinci, Rafael, Rubens, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Michelangelo, and Rodin.
For a more unique experience, visit the town of Murmansk during the Festival of the North that takes place last week of March and features a ski marathon and reindeer races.

Sochi is one of Russia’s more popular Black Sea resorts, located near the Caucasus Mountains. Sochi enjoys a cool subtropical climate and warm sea water plus offers modern accommodations. There are also nearby waterfalls and mineral springs spas.

Vladivostok, in southeastern Russia, is the cultural centre of the Russian Far East and home to art theatres and a philharmonic symphony orchestra. Vladivostok is surrounded by the Ussuri Nature Reserve and the Far East Maritime Reserve where visitors can see brown bears, Siberian boars, Ussuri tigers, and rare leopards.

Climate
The vastness of the country means there’s a wide variety of weather. While Siberia may be a frigid wasteland for much of the year, the European areas of Russia are much milder. 
In Moscow and St. Petersburg, spring and autumn are very brief. It usually snows from November to April. Summers are warm in St. Petersburg while Moscow tends more towards hot weather.

Economy
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia went from an isolated economy to a more market-based one with privatized industry, except in the energy and defense sectors. It has a gross domestic product of $1.821 trillion and imports machinery, vehicles, meat, fruits, nuts, and medical instruments. Major exports include petroleum products, natural gas, and wood products.

Transportation
The major international airports include Moscow Airport Yemelyanovo, Roschino, Magnitogorsk, Krasnodar, Vladivostok, and Vnukovo. Public transportation such as buses and metros is affordable and reliable.

The best way to explore Russia’s vast area between its European and Asian sides is via the Trans-Siberian Railway, which passes through birch and pine forests, quaint villages, picturesque steppes, and Lake Baikal, home to the world’s only freshwater seal.

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