Undoubtedly, Russia is the largest country in the world with its territory being twice as large as the second in size Canada. The grandeur of Russia is a direct consequence of its immense natural wealth. The country holds 1/4th of the world's reserves of non-frozen sweet water. It is called "the white lungs" of the planet for it has the largest number of forests, but also the largest reserves of energy resources and minerals. Russia boasts a great number of unique flora and fauna species, huge rivers, lakes like seas, towering mountains, glaciers, deserts, vast fertile plains, thick forests, borders with three oceans and several seas - the country has it all. This immense natural wealth is preserved in 40 biosphere reserves and 23 natural wonders, all protected by UNESCO. Usually the entrance points of Russia are its capital Moscow and St Petersburg. These are huge metropolises, which are the country’s leaders in any field. Hotels in Russia are the most common place to stay. They vary from luxurious to budget hotels to satisfy every preference. Other well-know types of accommodation are pensions, hostels, holiday homes, private rooms.