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Most outsiders have only a hazy idea of Russia's realities. This is a land of snow and deadly winters, but also of rich history, vibrant culture, rivers that meander across meadows and a midsummer sun that never sets. Its people, in the words of a Russian proverb, 'love to suffer', yet they also love to party and can be disarmingly generous and hospitable. Find that hospitality in excellent international hotels and adventure tours at Russian resorts. A composite of the extravagant history of old Russia and the drab legacies of the Soviet era, it's a country that both befuddles and beguiles.