Impressions of Russia

Word Count: 483 Summary: Whenever you travel to a country, it is important to avoid the tourist traps and get to know the locals. Here are my impressions of Russia. Keywords: russia, democracy, moscow, muscovy, Article Body: Whenever you travel to a country, it is important to avoid the tourist traps and get to know the locals. Here are my impressions of Russia. Created in the 12th century, Russia was originally a much smaller country. Known as Muscovy, the country was formed in the golden ring area surrounding present day Moscow. After being dominated by the Mongols for a few hundred years, the country began to slow start conquering lands and expanding. Russia as we know it today didn’t really …