Tourism in Russia has been growing rapidly in the years following the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991. Most of the tourism is centered on the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, since these cities are the sites of some of the most famous attractions of Russia, such as the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin in Moscow, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the State Hermitage Museum, and the Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg, which recently celebrated the tricentennial of its founding in 2003. Popular tourist destinations in the major cities include the following: The Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow). The Bolshoi Theater (Moscow). The Red Square (Moscow). The Kremlin (Moscow). St. Issac's Cathedral (St. Petersburg). The canals and waterways of St. Petersburg, located on the river Neva.
Airlines to fly to Russia: Delta, Air France, Aeroflot, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International, Alitalia, Iberia, British Airways, Czech Airlines, AeroSvit, Malev, LOT, Turkish Airlines.
Cities to visit in Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Samara, Sochi, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg.