Russia's shores are washed by the waves of ten seas belonging to three oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Arctic Ocean. Despite its immense size, nearly 70% of Russia consists of broad plains and steppes. Russia also contains some 2 million fresh and saltwater lakes as well as many glaciers in its Arctic and high mountain regions. It is the largest country on earth with a treasure trove of architectural, musical, and artistic heritage. Russia is the birth place of world reknown characters such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov etc. A vast and diverse nation that continues to evolve politically, economically, and socially making Russia a very attractive destination.