The colossal country serves as the eastern front of Europe, and the gateway to India. Acrid winters are warmed by the welcoming hosts, who offer savory staples to any Russian diet: Vodka, cabbage piroghis and borsch soup. Whether it’s theatre, symphony, boisterous folk dancing, or elegant ballets, Russia is home to world famous performing artists who always deliver. The vast lands bear historical magnitude of the former Soviet Union beside growing economic areas. Architectural wonders of tsarist rule and Stalinism stand the test of time in St. Petersburgh. Celebrated buildings, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin, as well as reputable shopping are also available in the nation’s capital, Moscow.