Russia : Must See

Russia is a land of superlatives, stretching from Eastern Europe to Northern Asia over 11 time zones. It became independent after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and features a huge range of landscapes, from deserts to deep forests over the Arctic tundra. Europe’s largest river, the Volga, flows through one third of Western Russia over 3700 km! Russia attracts many visitors due to its fascinating history, iconic museums, parks and monuments. St-Petersburg is the cultural capital city of the country, with its imposing and magnificent buildings such as the famous Hermitage museum, the Winter Palace or the Academy of Fine Arts museum. Moscow, the capital city, is home to the Kremlin – the seat of the government – and the famous Red Square.

Ural Mountains

The Ural Mountains are over 2,000 km long and form part of the Asian-European border. After ore mining has lost its importance in the last few decades, the Urals are now better known for its flora and fauna and hiking tourism. 

Lake Baikal

Located in southern Siberia, it is the world's largest freshwater lake with a length of 636 kilometers. Lake Baikal is also called the "holy sea" and is the livelihood and pride of the people of Siberia. The lake is also a place of refuge for wildlife, with millions of migratory birds using it as a resting place every year.


The cityscape of Russia's third largest metropolis is dominated by its famous immaculately white Kremlin. This Unesco listed complex is symbolic of the diversity of religions within Kazan. The Kul Sharif Mosque and the Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral coexist peacefully, leaving room for the sounds of each other.


The economic and political capital of Russia bears witness to the times of the tsars and the emergence of the Soviet state. Many architectural jewels are lined up next to Soviet buildings such as the famous St. Basil's Cathedral, the GUM shopping center, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior or the famous Kremlin next to the Red Square. Take a look at the magnificently designed metro stations from the inside!

Sankt Petersburg

Many of canals with more than 342 bridges meander through the "Venice of the North". Petersburg is considered the cultural capital of Russia and is one of the youngest cities in the country with "only" 300 years of history. Let yourself be enchanted by its artistic flair and its unmistakable monuments such as the magnificent Church of the Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral or the famous Hermitage Museum. A visit to Peterhof Palace is also highly recommended!

Russia : our programmes

Be carried away to your favourite destination by our programme suggestions

MS Rossia: Moscow - Kazan - Moscow

Discover less known parts and the green lungs of Russia while relaxing on your river cruise ship!

MS Rossia: Moscow – Astrakhan

Explore the traditional and rural parts as well as the modern and urban parts of Russia!

MS Rossia: Moscow – St. Petersburg

Follow the relaxing flow of the river while discovering the most well-known cities of Russia!

Riga – Tallinn – Helsinki – St. Petersburg

Latvia, Estonia, Finnland, Russia - hundreds of stunning sites to discover!