Three Reasons to Go to Russia
The Russian Federation is now more open to foreigners than ever. Let me highlight three main reasons which, as I believe, motivate most foreigners to go to Russia:
Russia is the largest country in the world with the centuries-old history and rich versatile culture. The very fact of visiting the largest country; the country of tsarism, communism and vodka; is a reason good enough for some people to put on their fur coats and go on a journey to Russian cities.
However, you can also go to Russia:
* to buy a new fur coat and an earflapped fur hat;
* to see a bear ride a unicycle;
* to experience Russian binge drinking;
* to meet a KGB agent;
* to get arrested for being a foreigner (unforgettable experience!);
* to experience the solitude of Siberia;
* to find a hot Russian chick;
* to learn Russian dirty language;
* to learn Russian.
Or if you get lucky, you may even get arrested by a hot KGB agent for being a suspected spy and get sent to Siberia. =)
However, seriously speaking, Russian cities are a fount of vibrant culture for people who appreciate art, paintings, and history. Even after Russia went through several destructive wars, military and palace revolutions, Russia has managed to preserve priceless works of art, centuries-old masterpieces and icons. Any city in Russia you go to will have a museum, be it an Art Gallery, a Museum of Art, a Local History Museum, a Museum of War, etc. Most of large Russian cities have several museums. Some of the must-see Moscow museums are the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage, the State Historical Museum, and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Just by visiting the Red square you will be standing on the place of great historical significance where Russian sovereigns decided fates of their people for centuries.
Many foreigners meet Russian girls online and develop a strong affection. If the feeling is mutual, the couple usually decides to arrange a meeting. Since it is easier for a foreigner to go to Russia, than for a Russian girl to go to another country, the foreign men flood into Russia for dating.
Just one advice in the end: in order to avoid trouble, make sure to have all appropriate documentation before you go to Russia.