Having spent nearly two years living in the country, plus additional trips prior, I have been to many places within the country. When most people visit Russia, they usually just go to Moscow and/or St. Petersburg, which is understandable since they are Europe's largest and fourth largest cities (respectively) and have a great cultural history. But here, I hope to point out that there is so much more to do here. It is the world's largest country by far, has some of the world's tallest mountains and longest rivers, and, believe it or not, is one of the most diverse countries on planet earth. Yes, there are over 100 officially recognized languages among the republics that make this country, and even more ethnic groups that have their own specific culture and history. I'll do my best to share what I've experienced, but please bare with me because this will take a while.