Tyumen is a city on the Tura River, in the vast Russian region of Siberia. Its riverside promenade runs northwest from city center towards the gold-domed Holy Trinity Monastery. Built in the 18th century, Znamensky Cathedral has blue-and-white baroque towers. Also in the center, the Museum of Fine Arts exhibits portraits and works by Siberian artists. Across the river, Gagarin Park is home to a peaceful, wooded area.
Russia, the world?s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It?s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum?s art collection.