In a country as vast and varied as Russia, you can be sure that there are plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit. The country has a rich cultural and natural legacy which has been carefully preserved in order to inspire and educate current and future generations. From the magnificent Peterhof estate in St Petersburg to the beautiful Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, you can be sure that Russia is brimming with excellent World Heritage Sites that are well worth seeing. There are currently more than forty different World Heritage Sites in Russia and applications for more have been drawn up. This section is designed to help you find out a bit more about the countryâ€™s amazing wealth of natural and cultural heritage sites.