When we think of Russia, the first thing that comes to mind is snow and freezing temperatures. But that is not all that this great country has to offer. Russia is jam packed with history and different cultures that have been preserved through the years. Russia is the largest country in the world and with its massive size; it is also the ninth most populous country in the world. Russia's historical past has left various relics and facts that make the country rich in stories. Many of these stories can be viewed and experienced in any of the museums that the country has to offer. Here are just five of the most famous and most visited museums in Russia.
State Hermitage Museum:
The museum in St Petersburg hosts one of the finest and largest collections of art in the world. Pieces such as Egyptian carvings can be spotted at this museum. Rembrandt and Impressionist masterpieces are also a common sight at this great museum. There is a hall that consists of the art that was captured from German soldiers after the event of World War II. This historical museum which can be found in the Winter Palace that was taken over by revolutionaries in the year 1917 is one of the most well-known museums in the country.
Humans have created numerous developments since the beginning of time. Still, it cannot surpass the power of Mother Nature and the wondrous things she has done. Look at the waterfalls, for example. Whenever you see one, it's impossible not to be mesmerized by its beauty. How much more if you get to see five of the largest waterfalls in the world?
In determining the size of a waterfall, you need to consider the height, width or volume of water falling from it.
This is undeniably the most popular waterfalls of all, as thousands of people visit the area all throughout the year. It's located at North America and is actually a combination of three waterfalls, two of which are from the USA while the other is in the vicinity of Canada. With a height of roughly 170 meters, more than 500 other waterfalls stand taller than Niagara Falls. However, what made it great is its vast expanse of horseshoe-shaped width that totals around 3900 feet. Thus the volume of water it drops measures at around 2400 cubic meters per second, which is ten times more compared to the other large waterfalls.