More and more Russians prefer to spend the New Year holidays actively, but it is not always possible to travel abroad. Traveling in Russia is a great alternative, an opportunity to relax and learn something new about your homeland.
Winter sports lovers can go to one of the Russian ski resorts in the Caucasus or the Urals. The most popular are Krasnaya Polyana, Dombay and Elbrus. Of course, there are winter recreation centers in the Moscow region or the Leningrad region. In addition to traditional skiing, snowboarding or ice skating, you can have a lot of fun riding cheesecakes down the ice slides or participating in snow battles.
A trip to visit Father Frost in the ancient Russian city of Veliky Ustyug will not leave indifferent not only the smallest travelers, but also their parents. Here you can visit the residence of Father Frost himself, admire the beauty of the winter snowy land, visit the museum of Christmas tree decorations, take part in folk festivals or ride a troika of horses.
You can visit the most important Christmas tree in the country in the Kremlin, and then walk with pleasure along the beautifully decorated streets of Moscow. You can visit the Christmas tree in a real royal palace in the Northern capital, where various costume balls for children are also held. In St. Petersburg, it is worth visiting the famous museums, which are often open for free during the New Year holidays.
If you want to really relax, relax your body and soul - go to fabulous Karelia. There you can admire the amazing local landscapes, fish in the cleanest lakes, wander in a wonderful pine forest, and warm up by the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine on long winter evenings.