Russia. For those who live in the west it is but a mystery. Being the world’s biggest country, from west to east it comes with a wide variety of beauty. It has its share of ancient traditions, diverse landscapes and let’s not forget about the beautiful people. Beauty aside, Russia also is home to one of the most powerful militaries in the world. For years during its Soviet stint, it was hard for anyone not Russian to really get a glimpse into this country, as of today it is open for all to see. Here are some pictures to show you what we’ve been missing out on.