This brand new edition, Insight Guide to Russia, features a wealth of inspiring full-colour photography, including outstanding double page spreads of Russia's vast and spectacular scenery. The top attractions are identified to help you plan your trip priorities and a 'Best of' section highlights the most unique experiences Russia has to offer, along with personal recommendations on what to see and do whilst there, such as a visit to the Golden Ring or a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country, region by region, with all the principal sites cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation around Russia; the first depicting the country as a whole and the latter detailing the Moscow and St Petersburg metros. Colour-coded sections explore Russia's history, covering everything from decisive dates to the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire, and also interesting features on everything from Religion and Art to Russian Cinema and the Women of Russia. A comprehensive Travel Tips section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.