Many things comes to mind when you think of Russia, aside from it being the subject of many recent CNN alerts. Vodka. Being flipping huge (it's bigger than Pluto!). Anna Kournikova. But the truth is, there's a lot people don't know about our planet's biggest country -- including what most of it looks like. (Siberia isn't all covered in snow. Not even close.)
To help illuminate the country Winston Churchill once called "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," we've compiled a dozen breathtaking places in Russia that don't necessarily even look like they’d be in Russia. But they totally are, and you should visit them -- if you have a few weeks to kill, that is. Seriously, this place is massive.