Let's kick-start this new conversation space! What's your favorite destination in Russia and why?
Had a great few days in Belgorod after visiting Moscow. Great Patriotic War sites nearby and non-touristy (we were probably the only three Americans in the entire city of 350,000). People were friendly.
I love the Caucasus Mountains. I climbed Mt. Elbrus last summer and can say that it was my best Russian experience!