Learning Russian abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of many language immersion programs offered by AmeriSpan. In just a few short years, life in the largest country on Earth – the Russian Federation – has changed dramatically. In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) ceased to exist. In its place are the Russian Federation (Russia) and 14 independent countries. Russia stretches from the Gulf of Finland to the Bering Strait and is home to more than 100 ethnic groups. Known as "the lungs of Europe," Russia features the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water. From mountains to its extensive coastline, and with access to three of the world's oceans, Russia offers beautiful and vast geographic diversity.
Despite decades of social and economic revolutions, currently Russia is working to establish a modern market economy and maintain strong economic growth. Russia has a wealth of natural resources such as oil, natural gas, minerals and timber. Moscow is the center for many manufacturing industries including cars and steel. There is certainly no lack of entertainment in Russia. From circuses to ballets and classical music to jazz festivals, Russia’s entertainment culture is sure to excite any traveler seeking fun activities. Many say you feel Russia’s diverse history and intense culture embrace you when you arrive. Luckily, for the first time in Russia’s extensive history, the country is open for anyone to visit!
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St. Petersburg, the second largest city in the nation with 6 million inhabitants, is the home of the Czars and one of Europe's most beautiful cities. This is a city of palaces, renowned cultural institutions, museums, and outdoor landmarks - all reflecting the diversity and history of this grand city. Adding to the atmosphere are the many branches of the Neva river, giving St. Petersburg an almost Venice-like feel. It is called the 'Cultural Capital of Russia' and lives up to the title with year-round festivals, like the White Nights festivities at Midsummer.
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