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Russia is the world’s largest country. Don’t worry about running out of dating places when you’re on this side of the planet! Whether you’re in Moscow or Vladivostok, there’s something for every couple in the country’s cities. Spanning over 17.13 million km2, Russia gives people more than enough ground to cover for dates. 

Now with that said, where are Russia’s best dating spots for you and boo? We’ve got several ideas up our sleeves that may interest you. So, sit back, relax, and take a little tour of some perfect places with this list.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

See the picture above? That right there is Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Located in Moscow, this first stop is in the perfect place—right in the heart of the city. So if you’re in the capital, don’t miss out on it!

Architects Ivan Barma and Postnik Yakovlev built Saint Basil’s between the 15th to 16th centuries. The cathedral’s architecture resembles a full-flame bonfire, making it eye-catching and irresistible to tourists and locals alike. You don’t need to go inside to appreciate this structure’s beauty; the colorful exterior alone is enough for your eyes to feast on! 

Be on your best behavior when visiting Saint Basil’s. After all, it’s still a religious institution.

Hermitage Museum

It’s off to Saint Petersburg for this second stop. Don’t leave the city without visiting the incredible Hermitage Museum!

Catherine the Great is responsible for founding this establishment. Fun fact: did you know that it’s the world’s second-largest art and culture museum? That’s right. Collections span from Russian art to Egyptian antiquities. Even some of Catherine the Great’s art collections are there for anyone to enjoy.

If you and your partner are art and culture lovers, you two will definitely have a great time at the museum. And since Saint Petersburg itself has a more European feel than Moscow, your visit will be a little extra special.

Sochi

Russia isn’t always as cold and icy as everyone makes it out to be. Don’t believe it? Look no further than the resort city that is Sochi.

Most of us recognize Sochi as a Winter Olympics host country. But aside from being a winter wonderland, the city’s a popular summer destination as well. Sands and pebbles blend well with the Stalinist architecture. Myzmta—Russia’s longest river and a rafting destination—cuts through Sochi, emptying itself into the Black Sea.

If you two want to have a date away from big metropolises, Sochi’s your best bet. Whether it’s a summertime visit or a winter vacation, its charms won’t fail curious visitors.

Olkhon Island

largest lake island

This fourth stop prides itself on being the world’s third-largest lake island. Mountains, forests, and various taiga (snow forests) cover the place.

Olkhon Island’s tourism industry has seen a gradual growth over the years, with visitors coming to explore its natural wonders. People often enjoy the coastal dunes and check out other points of interest like the long-abandoned Peschanaya Village. The island’s other draw  is its “walking trees.” How does this work, you ask? Here’s how it plays out: strong winds uncover tree roots, making them look like people standing still.

Nature lovers will undoubtedly have a good time at Olkhon Island. Just remember to be polite and considerate tourists!

Lake Baikal

Since you’ve already made your way to Olkhon Island, why not make a quick stop at Lake Baikal?

Take a dip in its waters if you two are up for a swim. Just make sure you’ve brought proper swimming gear, of course! But if you’re planning for a winter trip, you can go ice fishing or dog sledding to enjoy the snow.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this little field trip. Have fun and happy dating!

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