Described as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma, Russia is a country full of mystery. The major urban centers are filled with rich cultural artifacts and modern shopping and dining experiences. Moscow is home to the Kremlin, Red Square, and beautiful urban green spaces. St. Petersburg’s many palaces and cathedrals are filled with the history of the czars. In the east, Lake Baikal contains species found nowhere else on Earth. The Black Sea coast was the playground for Soviet apparatchiks. And stretching across it all is the immensity of the Eurasian Steppe. Russia is one place you have to see for yourself.