A selection of images from the world's biggest country
The Russian Federation is the biggest country in the world, spanning 4971 miles and 10 time zones. Although more than 75% of the population lives in European Russia, the country comprises myriad ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Climate varies enormously too; from frozen taiga and tundra, to deserts, swamps, fertile agricultural lands and one of the world's biggest cities. This selection of images span the country, from Moscow to the Urals, through Siberia to the distant Far East. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into Russia's proud beauty. Bring reality to the pictures in your head...