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    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
    • World Tourism Day 2017: Bucket List of Must-See Destinations in Russia
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    Lake Baikal, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, is known for being the world’s largest freshwater lake.

    What places first come to mind when you think about visiting Russia? While travel enthusiasts around the globe are celebrating World Tourism Day, take a sneak peek at some of Russia’s gems that are off the beaten trail.

    World Tourism Day is observed annually on September 27. It was established in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In honor of the occasions, Sputnik presents some of Russia's most spectacular sights, from the world-famous Lake Baikal and Mount Elbrus to the less popular Arkaim and Dombay.

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