Tourism in Russia is one of the most promising sectors of the economy - there is significant potential for the growth of domestic and inbound tourism, but the domestic tourist product is experiencing strong competition from the proposals of the international market . The tourist potential of Russia lies in the diversity of climatic zones and geographical landscape, as well as the turbulent and acutely interesting history of the country, not to mention the richest cultural heritage (from painting and music to literature and religion). The natural and cultural-historical diversity of the country makes it possible to develop almost all types of tourism, including the most common according to consumer preferences: recreational tourism (tourism for recreation and entertainment), cultural and educational (including religious and pilgrimage), business, sports, extreme, medical and health-improving, ecological, rural, educational, scientific, etc. .
The tourism industry in Russia is about 4-5% of GDP, which is less than the global level.  Significant capital investments are required in tourism infrastructure, even though the growth rate of the number of places in collective tourist accommodation facilities in Russia in 2013-2017 was 156%.
In 2015, Russia entered the top ten most visited countries in the world - according to the World Tourism Organization, 31.6 million tourists visited , and in recent years it has always been among the twenty leading countries in world tourism. In 2015, the domestic tourist flow in Russia for the first time reached 50 million people. 
In 2018, the Crimean resort Mriya Resort & Spa, the Moscow hotel Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, Aeroflot Airlines and the city of St. Petersburg became the winners of the World Travel Awards, one of the world's major professional awards in the travel market. [eleven].
In 2018, the total tourist flow in the country amounted to 90 million people (from 2008 to 2018, this figure increased by 70%). It is the largest in modern history for both foreign tourists and domestic tourist trips of Russians (more than 60 million people).
Rosturizm launched the project "National Brand Routes", which will help regions create competitive routes for domestic and foreign tourists. 
In 2018, the Crimean resort Mriya Resort & Spa, the Moscow hotel Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, Aeroflot Airlines and the city of St. Petersburg became the winners of the World Travel Awards, one of the world's major professional awards in the travel market. 
Automobile tourism has long become one of the most popular types of recreation in Russia and abroad. One of our problems - roads - is gradually being solved, and there has always been something to see in our gigantic country.
Our country occupies 9 time zones and has 5 climatic zones, has wonderful cultural and historical sights, magnificent nature and many places where no human has ever set foot.
The choice for a tourist in Russia is very wide, and you can choose the type of vacation by car that you prefer, go in any direction and get real pleasure from your own country.
In order not to get confused, it is important to first draw up a plan of your trip, voyage or tour, calculate the possible expenses and collect all the things you need for the trip.
We offer you some practical advice on car tours in Russia.
Before you go on a trip by car, take out insurance with a 10% discount in Tinkoff Casco Insurance.
It is very important to choose the right transport, ideally suited to the area in which you are planning to travel. This can be a train, plane, bus or private car, incl. leased.
Each mode of transport has its own advantages and disadvantages. And the car we recommend today comes out on top in demand among domestic and foreign tourists, i. has a number of advantages.
1) This is the most comfortable way to travel.
2) You can choose how fast to move around the terrain.
3) On a car under your control, you can define the travel schedule.
Nature and history of the region Lake Seliger is located in the central part of Russia between St. Petersburg and Moscow, near the Valdai Hills. By origin, it is a glacial lake (formed by the activity of a glacier), the formation of the basin of which took place several millennia ago. Zero Seliger is a uniquely beautiful tourist attraction in Russia The first mentions of Lake Seliger are found in le