Outside of the cities, Russia is home to huge expanses of often uninhabited land. Russia has the greatest land mass of any country on Earth, encompassing dense forests, the snow-covered Ural Mountains, the icy tundra and the Mongolian steppe. The country's magnificent landscape is characterised by beautiful beaches, Arctic seas, raging rivers and the world's deepest lake, Lake Baikal. Organised treks around Lake Baikal in Siberia, in the Altai Mountains on the border with Mongolia, and on the Kamtschatka Peninsula in the East promise an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature during your language study trip to Russia. And at the Black Sea, you can expect Mediterranean flair, a fun swimming experience and all kinds of water sports.