Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, the most visited, highlights the State Hermitage Museum… and Russia is much in the news today. Rea Franjetic, born in Eastern Europe , tour leader and travel lecturer, will share travel stories and pictures.