Tolyatti, also known as Togliatti, is a city in western Russia. By the Volga River, the Tatishchev equestrian monument honors the city’s founder. Nearby, Transfiguration Cathedral has striking golden domes. Togliatti Local History Museum exhibits archaeological finds and antique costumes. Togliatti Art Museum exhibits Soviet art. The open-air K.G. Sakharov Technical History Museum has old trains and tanks.
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.