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Russia – Altai Republic (Gorno-Altaysk)

What to do here
 World Heritage Sites
  • Golden Mountains of Altai
  • China-Russia
  • Kazakhstan-Russia
  • Mongolia-Russia
  • Altay republic southern areas (Kosh Agach)
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Gorny Altai: Askat
  • Gorno Altaysk: Anokhin Museum
 National Parks
  • Altai Reserve
  • Drink kvas
  • Drink vodka with locals
  • Experience (at least) a night on a train
  • Experience Russian winter in Siberia
  • Play/hear balalaika
  • Sauna (plus swim in lake/river!)
  • Taste Pelmeni
  • Taste Pirog
  • Taste Pirozhki
  • Wear an ushanka