Russia covers an area of over 10 million square miles and crosses 11 different time zones. From vast plains in the west to epic lakes like the Caspian Sea, and unspoiled forests to Northern Arctic tundra, in this gigantic land it is possible to experience the widest and most dramatic range of landscapes on earth. Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the capital Moscow home of the Kremlin, and seat of the Russian government. He then takes the train to Torzhok and historic St. Petersburg, before flying to the Arctic Circle and the port of Murmansk. Along the way... - Check out Moscow's impressive metro system. - Admire the fabulous Winter Palace and the Hermitage. - Get a thrill at Star City, home of the Russian space program. - Visit the beautiful St. Petersburg and its Venice style canals along the Neva River. - Shop at the Izmayloysky Sunday Market, a great place for eccentric Russian souvenirs. - Attend the Festival of the North and take part in celebrations marking the end of the winter.