Moscow and St. Petersburg, the country’s two largest cities, are yours to enjoy. As Russia’s political, industrial, scientific and education center, Moscow has something for everyone. St. Petersburg, the imperial capital for 200 years, remains Russia’s cultural center and is a key port on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg is often called “The Venice of the North” because it’s built on more than 100 islands, linked by canals and bridges. Visit Red Square and the Kremlin, take the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, discover the Hermitage’s incomparable collections and tour Peter the Great’s opulent summer palace.