Top 10 things to do in Russia

Russia

Full of mountains and river gorges, stone mountaintop villages, legendary hospitality, delicious food, and a long cycle of violence.

Russia is a country.

Russia (Russian: Россия, tr. Rossiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with nearly 144 million people as of 2015. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.

The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde, and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus'. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America.

Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite, and the first man in space. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality (the sole successor state) of the Union state.

The Russian economy ranks as the ninth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2014. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in the world, have made it one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Community, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Top 10 things to do in Russia

Perm

Perm
Perm is a city and the administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia, located on the banks of the Kama River in the European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains. ...

Volgograd

Volgograd
Volgograd, formerly Tsaritsyn, 1589–1925, and Stalingrad, 1925–1961, is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80 kilometers long, north to south. ...

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad , formerly called Königsberg , is a seaport city and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.The locality was ...

Kazan

Kazan
Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at ...

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod , or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia and serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is ...

Moscow

Moscow
Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eastern Europe. ...

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and the most populous city in Asian Russia, with a population of 1,523,801. ...

Vladivostok

Vladivostok
Vladivostok , lit. ruler of the East is a city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far from ...

Sochi

Sochi
Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities ...

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject . It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of ...

Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Population: 111,179 ;113,581 ;114,696 .HistoryIt grew in the 15th century around one of the ...

Vladimir

Vladimir
Vladimir is a city and the administrative center of Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the Klyazma River, 200 kilometers to the east of Moscow. It is served by a railway ...

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg, alternatively romanized as Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of ...

Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk is the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, located 30 kilometers from the Chinese border, at the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, about ...

Omsk

Omsk
Omsk is a city and the administrative center of Omsk Oblast, Russia, located in southwestern Siberia 2,236 kilometers from Moscow. ...

Samara

Samara
Samara may refer to:GeographySamara, Russia, a city on the eastern bank of the Volga River, RussiaSamara Oblast, the surrounding federal subject of Russia Samara Bend, the largest ...

Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with ...

Suzdal

Suzdal
Suzdal is a town and the administrative center of Suzdalsky District in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the Kamenka River, 26 kilometers from the city of Vladimir, the administrative center ...

Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk is a city and the administrative center of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located in the northeast of the oblast, 210 kilometers south of Yekaterinburg, just to the east of the ...

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod , colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with a population of 1,250,619, the fifth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. From 1932 to ...

Yakutsk

Yakutsk
Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. Population: 269,601 ;210,642 ;186,626 .Yakutsk is a major port on the Lena River. It ...

Norilsk

Norilsk
Norilsk is an industrial city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located between the Yenisei River and the Taymyr Peninsula. Population: 175,365 ;134,832 ;174,673 .Norilsk was closed in November 2001 to all non-Russians, except for ...

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. Population: 179,780 ;198,028 ;268,747 .GeographyThe city is situated on high hills and surrounded by ...

Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100 kilometers southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the ...

Magadan

Magadan
Magadan is a port town and the administrative center of Magadan Oblast, Russia, located on the Sea of Okhotsk in Nagayevo Bay in the Taui Bay and serving as a ...

Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl is a city and the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located 250 kilometers northeast of Moscow. The historic part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located ...

Ufa

Ufa
Ufa is the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and the industrial, economic, scientific and cultural center of the republic. Population: 1,062,319 ;1,042,437 ;1,082,052 .HistoryThe city began as ...

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a city and the administrative center of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It was called Vladimirovka from 1882 to 1905, then Toyohara from 1905 to 1946. Population: 181,728 ;175,085 ;159,299 .

Tomsk

Tomsk
Tomsk is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Tom River. One of the oldest towns in Siberia, Tomsk celebrated its 400th anniversary in ...

Krasnodar

Krasnodar
Krasnodar is a city and the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Kuban River about 148 kilometers northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. Population: 744,995 ...

Fabergé Museum

Fabergé Museum
The Fabergé Museum is a museum located in the German spa city of Baden-Baden, dedicated to items made by the Russian jewellery firm Fabergé. It was opened in 9 May ...

Mirozhsky Monastery

Mirozhsky Monastery
Mirozhsky Monastery is a 12th-century Russian Orthodox monastery complex in Pskov, Russia, famous for its frescoes, located in the Christ's Transfiguration Cathedral. The name of the monastery is derived from ...

Arbat

Arbat
Arbat Street , mainly referred to as the Arbat, is a pedestrian street about one kilometer long in the historical centre of Moscow. The Arbat has existed since at least ...

Arctic & Antarctic Museum

Arctic & Antarctic Museum
The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of the Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Alaska , Canada, Finland, Greenland , ...

Art Museum

Art Museum
An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum ...

Art4.ru

Art4.ru
ART4.RU Contemporary Art Museum is a museum of contemporary Russian art located in Moscow, Russia. It was opened to the public in May 2007. A privately owned institution, it houses ...

Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple
This is a list of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas, and pagodas for which there are Wikipedia articles, sorted by location.AustraliaAustralian Capital TerritoryMahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery ...

Central Naval Museum

Central Naval Museum
Central Naval Museum is one of the oldest Russian museums and one of the world's largest naval museums.The museum's history officially started in 1709 with the foundation of Model-kammer by ...

Eclectica

Eclectica
Eclectica Magazine is one of the oldest surviving online literary publications. Founded in 1996 by Chris Lott and Tom Dooley, Eclectica's extensive and growing archives features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, miscellany, ...

Gatchina

Gatchina
Gatchina is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 45 kilometers south of St. Petersburg by the road leading to Pskov. Population: ;;.It is ...

Grand Choral Synagogue

Grand Choral Synagogue
The Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg , sometimes called the St. Petersburg Synagogue, is the second largest synagogue in Europe. It was built between 1880 and 1888, and consecrated ...

House of Music

House of Music
House of Music is the fourth studio album by American R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, released on November 19, 1996, by Mercury Records. It is the follow-up to their critically ...

Izmaylovsky Park & Royal Estate

Izmaylovsky Park & Royal Estate
Izmaylovsky Park or Izmaylovo Park is one of the largest parks in Moscow, Russia. It's situated in the Izmaylovo District of the city. The park was inaugurated in 1930, and ...

Kitai Gorod

Kitai Gorod
Kitay-gorod , also referred to as the Great Possad in the 1500-1600s, is a cultural and historical area within the central part of Moscow, Russia, defined by the markings of ...

Kronshtadt

Kronshtadt
Kronstadt , also spelled Kronshtadt, Cronstadt , is a municipal town in Kronshtadtsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located on Kotlin Island, 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg ...

Kropotkinsky District

Kropotkinsky District
Kavkazsky District is an administrative district , one of the thirty-eight in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Kavkazsky Municipal District. It is located in ...

Lenin Museum

Lenin Museum
Lenin Museum may refer to:Former City Duma building , during Soviet times known as the V. I. Lenin MuseumMusée Lenine, museum closed 2007 in ParisTampere Lenin Museum, museum in Tampere, ...

Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther—a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian.Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of ...

Mosfilm

Mosfilm
Mosfilm is a film studio often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. Its output includes most of the more widely acclaimed Soviet-era films, ranging from ...

Museum of Decorative & Folk Art

Museum of Decorative & Folk Art
The Kunstgewerbemuseum, or Museum of Decorative Arts, is an internationally important museum of the decorative arts in Berlin, Germany, part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin . The collection is ...

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts may refer to :BelgiumRoyal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, BrusselsMuseum of Fine Arts, GhentMusée des Beaux-Arts TournaiCanadaMontreal Museum ...

Museum of Political History

Museum of Political History
The State Museum of Political History of Russia is a historical and political museum, located at the Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia, 2-4, Ulitsa Kuybysheva - ...

Oceanarium

Oceanarium
An oceanarium can be either a marine mammal park, such as MarineLand, or a large-scale aquarium, such as the Lisbon Oceanarium, presenting an ocean habitat with marine animals, especially large ...

Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl-Zalessky , also known as Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located on the main Moscow–Yaroslavl road and on the southeastern shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo at the mouth ...

Rostov

Rostov
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. It is located on the shores of ...

Vladimirskaya Church

Vladimirskaya Church
Our Lady of Vladimir Church is a Russian Orthodox church, dedicated to Our Lady of Vladimir and located at 20 Vladimirsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia. The avenue takes its name ...

Zamoskvoreche

Zamoskvoreche
Zamoskvorechye District is a district of Central Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow, Russia. Population: ;.The district contains the eastern half of historical Zamoskvorechye area , and the ...

Gornaya Karusel

Gornaya Karusel
Gornaya Karusel is a sports and tourism area on the Northern slopes of Mount Aibga in Estosadok, Sochi.Skiing AreaFrom the launch pad in the valley bottom three ...

Military Museum

Military Museum
Military Museum may refer to museums of military and war, or specific museums including:Aldershot Military Museum, in Aldershot, EnglandAthens War Museum, in Athens, GreeceBase Borden Military Museum, Borden, Ontario, CanadaCalifornia ...

Museum of Diplomatic Corps

Museum of Diplomatic Corps
The Museum of Diplomatic Corps is a private historical museum located in Russian city Vologda. It is situated in a wooden manor that belonged to a noble Pavel Puzan-Puzyrevsky where, ...

Railway Museum

Railway Museum
A railway museum is a museum that explores the history of all aspects of rail related transportation, including: locomotives , railway cars, trams, and railway signalling equipment.Africa

Roza Khutor

Roza Khutor
The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort is an alpine ski resort in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located at the Aibga Ridge of the Western Caucasus along the Roza Khutor plateau near Krasnaya ...

Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27 kilometers . Population: 261,987 ;266,160 ;269,485 .HistoryArcheological ...

Rostovon Don

Rostovon Don
Rostov-on-Don is a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia. It lies to the southeast of the East European Plain, on ...

Murmansk

Murmansk
Murmansk is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents ...

Voronezh

Voronezh
Voronezh is a city and the administrative center of Voronezh Oblast, Russia, located on both sides of the Voronezh River, 12 kilometers from where it flows into the Don. ...

Tyumen

Tyumen
Tyumen is the largest city and the administrative center of Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located on the Tura River 2,500 kilometers east of Moscow.Tyumen was the first Russian settlement in Siberia. ...

Tver

Tver
Tver is a city and the administrative center of Tver Oblast, Russia. Population: 408,852 ; 403,606 ; 408,903 ;450,941 .Located north of Moscow, Tver was formerly the capital of a powerful ...

Barnaul

Barnaul
Barnaul is a city and the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia, located along the Ob River in the West Siberian Plain. Population: 612,401 ;600,749 ;601,811 .GeographyBarnaul is the closest ...

Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik
Gelendzhik is a resort town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Gelendzhik Bay of the Black Sea, between Novorossiysk to the northwest and Tuapse to the southeast. Greater Gelendzhik ...

Stavropol

Stavropol
Stavropol is a city and the administrative center of Stavropol Krai, Russia. Population: 398,539 ;354,867 ;318,298 .EtymologyThe name "Stavropol" is a Russian rendition of the Greek name, Stauropolis , meaning ...

Olkhon Island

Olkhon Island
Olkhon is the fourth-largest lake-bound island in the world. It is by far the largest island in Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia, with an area of 730 square kilometres . ...

Kemerovo

Kemerovo
Kemerovo is an industrial city and the administrative center of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, located on the Tom River, east-northeast of Novosibirsk, in the major coal mining region of the Kuznetsk ...

Nalchik

Nalchik
Nalchik is the capital city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, situated at an altitude of 550 meters in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains; about 100 kilometers northwest of Beslan ...

Anadyr

Anadyr
Anadyr may refer to:Anadyr , a town and the administrative center of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, RussiaAnadyr River, a river in RussiaOperation AnadyrGulf of AnadyrAnadyr EstuaryAnadyr Bay may refer to the ...

Adler

Adler
Adler is a surname of German origin meaning eagle, and has a frequency in the United Kingdom of less than 0.004%, and of 0.008% in the United States. In Christian ...

Vorkuta

Vorkuta
Vorkuta is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pechora coal basin at the Usa River. Population: 70,548 ;84,917 ;115,646 .

Temple of All Religions

Temple of All Religions
The Temple of All Religions or the Universal Temple is an architectural complex in the Staroye Arakchino Microdistrict of Kazan, Russia. It consists of several types of religious architecture including ...

Kaliningrad Amber Museum

Kaliningrad Amber Museum
The Kaliningrad Amber Museum is a museum located in the Russian city of Kaliningrad devoted to housing and displaying amber artworks. It is located in the city center, on the ...

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin , usually referred to as simply the Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's ...

Zolotoy Rog

Zolotoy Rog
Zolotoy Rog Bay is a sheltered horn-shaped bay separated from the Peter the Great Gulf of the Sea of Japan by Shkota Peninsula on the north-west, Cape Goldobina on the ...

Arkhyz

Arkhyz
Arkhyz is located in a mountainous region in the vicinity of the eponymous aul sitting at an altitude of 1,450 meters in the valley of the Bolshoi Zelenchuk river, in ...

Red Square

Red Square
Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic ...

Söyembikä Tower

Söyembikä Tower
Söyembikä Tower , also called the Khan's Mosque, is probably the most familiar landmark and architectural symbol of Kazan. Once the highest structure of that city's kremlin, it used to ...

Church of the Holy Family, Kaliningrad

Church of the Holy Family, Kaliningrad
The Church of the Holy Family is a neogothic brick church in Kaliningrad. It was built in the Haberberg city district of Königsberg, near the Pregel river, between 1904 and ...

Popov Island

Popov Island
Popov Island is an island in Eugénie de Montijo Archipelago. It lies in Peter the Great Gulf, 20 km to the south of Zolotoy Rog between Reyneke and Russky Islands. ...

Nakhodka

Nakhodka
Nakhodka is a port city in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the Trudny Peninsula jutting into the Nakhodka Bay of the Sea of Japan, about 85 kilometers east of Vladivostok, ...

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect
Nevsky Prospect is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning of the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from ...

TatNeft Arena

TatNeft Arena
TatNeft Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Kazan, Russia. The capacity of the arena is 10,000 and was opened in 2005. The arena is home to Ak Bars ...

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin, and one of the best-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate ...

Lazurnaya Bay

Lazurnaya Bay
Lazurnaya Bay is a bay on the east side of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula in Russia. It lies to the northeast of Vladivostok and to the southwest from the Three Little ...

Makhachkala

Makhachkala
Makhachkala , “Fort Maghach”, is the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. It is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea and is home to the ...

Winter Palace

Winter Palace
The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to ...

Nurulla Mosque

Nurulla Mosque
The Nurulla Mosque is a mosque in Kazan, Russia.HistoryIt was built in 1845-1849 on the donations of merchant Ğ. M. Yunısov by the project of A. K. ...

Kaliningrad Zoo

Kaliningrad Zoo
The Kaliningrad Zoo was founded in 1896 as the Königsberg Tiergarten in the then-German town of Königsberg, which in 1945 became part of Russia and was renamed Kaliningrad. Thus, the ...

Shkot Island

Shkot Island
Shkot Island is a one of five big islands of Eugénie de Montijo Archipelago. It lies due south of Russkiy Island, and falls under Vladivostok administration.The area of the island ...

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral ...

Solovetsky Islands

Solovetsky Islands
The Solovetsky Islands , or Solovki , are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Russia. The islands are served by the Solovki Airport. Area: 347 ...

Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye
Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast of the city center of Moscow, Russia, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna . ...

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall ...

Central Stadium

Central Stadium
Central Stadium is a common name for stadiums in the former Soviet Union. It may refer to: East Germany:Central Stadium  Georgia:Central Stadium  Kazakhstan:Aktobe Central StadiumAlmaty Central StadiumKostanay Central StadiumPavlodar Central StadiumTaraz ...

Eastern Bosphorus

Eastern Bosphorus
Eastern Bosporus is a strait that separates the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and Russky Island, and connects Amur Bay and Ussuri Bay.The depth is up to 50 m. It is about 9 km ...

Russian Museum

Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg.The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his ...

Kremlin Armoury

Kremlin Armoury
The Kremlin Armory is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808 and located in the Moscow Kremlin .The Kremlin Armoury originated as the royal arsenal in 1508. ...

Lower Pond

Lower Pond
The Lower Pond is a large artificial pond in northern Kaliningrad, Russia. It was known as the Schlossteich while part of Königsberg, Germany, until 1945.The pond is about one kilometre ...

Äcem Mosque

Äcem Mosque
Äcem Mosque ; is a prominent cathedral mosque in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It is located in the southern part of the Old Tatar Quarter, a historic district populated by Tatars, ...

Peterhof Palace

Peterhof Palace
The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes ...

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Saint Peter and Paul CathedralSaints Peter and Paul Cathedral Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, LutskSaints Peter and Paul Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral of Saints Peter ...

Kreuzkirche, Kaliningrad

Kreuzkirche, Kaliningrad
The Kreuzkirche is a church in the former city district of Lomse in Königsberg, Germany, now Kaliningrad, Russia. The church was designed by architect Arthur Kickton and built between 1930 ...

Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg

Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg
The Admiralty building is the former headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy in St. Petersburg, Russia and the current headquarters of the Russian Navy.

Baltika Stadium

Baltika Stadium
Baltika Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, that is home to FC Baltika Kaliningrad. The capacity of the stadium is 14,660, making it an average-sized stadium in the ...

Scarlet Sails

Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails may refer to:A 1923 adventure novel by Alexander Grin Scarlet Sails , a Soviet film starring Vasily Lanovoy and Anastasiya VertinskayaScarlet Sails , a ceremony performed during the ...

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace
The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo , 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum
Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the center of Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His ...

Königsberg Synagogue

Königsberg Synagogue
Königsberg's New Synagogue was one of three synagogues in Königsberg in Prussia, East Prussia . The other synagogues were Old Synagogue and Adass Jisroel synagogue. The New Synagogue was destroyed ...

The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque

The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque
The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque or The Anniversary Mosque was built in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the Islamization of the Volga Bulgars in 922. ...

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor , also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in ...

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall ...

Soltan Mosque

Soltan Mosque
The Soltan Mosque is a mosque in Kazan, Russia.HistoryIt was built in 1868 on the donation of merchant Cihanşa Ğosmanov. The mosque is built in traditions of ...

Mariinsky Theatre

Mariinsky Theatre
The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where ...

Gorky Park

Gorky Park
Gorky Park may refer to:ParksIn the former USSR named after Maxim Gorky:Gorky Park Gorky Park Park of Maxim Gorky Gorky Park ...

Bornay Mosque

Bornay Mosque
The Bornay Mosque , also spelled Burnayevskaya Mosque is a mosque in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.HistoryIts constructing was donated by Möxämmätsadíq Bornayıv and realized by project of Pyotr ...

Moika Palace

Moika Palace
The Moika Palace or Yusupov Palace was once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the House of Yusupov. The building was the site of Grigori Rasputin's murder in ...

VDNKh

VDNKh
VDNKh may refer to:The name of the exhibition centers in former Soviet RepublicsVDNKh , known as All-Russia Exhibition Center in 1992–2014National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine Exhibition Pavilion, Minsk VDNKh , ...

Erarta

Erarta
Erarta is the largest non-governmental museum of contemporary art in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg.The projectThe overall objective of the project is to collect, exhibit, and popularize ...

Dormition Cathedral, Moscow

Dormition Cathedral, Moscow
The Cathedral of the Dormition is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is located on the north side of Cathedral Square of the Moscow ...

Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island
Vasilyevsky Island is an island in St. Petersburg, Russia, bordered by the Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva Rivers in the south and northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland in the ...

Ivan the Great Bell Tower

Ivan the Great Bell Tower
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower is the tallest of the towers in the Moscow Kremlin complex, with a total height of 81 metres . It was built in 1508 ...

Pavlovsk Palace

Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Paul I of Russia in Pavlovsk, within Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria ...

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum
The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history wedged between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow. Its exhibitions range from relics of prehistoric tribes that ...

Petergof

Petergof
Petergof or Peterhof , known as Petrodvorets from 1944 to 1997, is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, located on the southern shore of ...

Kuskovo

Kuskovo
Kuskovo was the summer country house and estate of the Sheremetev family. Built in the mid-18th century, it was originally situated several miles to the east of Moscow but now ...

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Alexander Nevsky Lavra
Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter I of Russia in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg ...

Bronze Horseman

Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. ...

Moscow Zoo

Moscow Zoo
The Moscow Zoo is a 21.5-hectare zoo founded in 1864 by professor-biologists, K.F. Rulje, S.A. Usov and A.P. Bogdanov, from the Moscow State University. In 1919, the zoo was nationalized. ...

Yelagin Island

Yelagin Island
Yelagin Island is an island at the mouth of the Neva River which is part of St. Petersburg, Russia. Yelagin Island is home to the Yelagin Palace but has few ...

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky
The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze statue on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma ...

Summer Garden

Summer Garden
The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great.

Poklonnaya Hill

Poklonnaya Hill
Poklonnaya Gora is, at 171.5 metres, one of the highest spots in Moscow. Its two summits used to be separated by the Setun River, until one of the summits was ...

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral
The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. ...

Cathedral of the Archangel

Cathedral of the Archangel
The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Great ...

Peter and Paul Cathedral

Peter and Paul Cathedral
The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the first and oldest landmark in St. ...

Manezhnaya Square, Moscow

Manezhnaya Square, Moscow
Manezhnaya or Manege Square is a large pedestrian open space in the Tverskoy District, at the heart of Moscow. It is bound by the Hotel Moskva to the east, the ...

Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns

Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns
The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, located in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Federation, are significant examples of Greek Revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de ...

Fallen Monument Park

Fallen Monument Park
Fallen Monument Park is a park outside the Krymsky Val building in Moscow shared by the modern art division of Tretyakov Gallery and Central House of Artists. It is located ...

Griboyedov Canal

Griboyedov Canal
Griboyedov Canal or Kanal Griboyedova is a canal in Saint Petersburg, constructed in 1739 on the basis of the existing river Krivusha. In 1764–90, the canal was deepened, and the ...

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden
Alexander Gardens was one of the first urban public parks in Moscow, Russia. The park comprises three separate gardens, which stretch along all the length of the western Kremlin wall ...

Kunstkamera

Kunstkamera
The Kunstkamera (or Kunstkammer; Russian: Кунсткамера) was the first museum in Russia. Established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727, the Kunstkammer Building hosts the Peter the Great Museum ...

Church of the Deposition of the Robe

Church of the Deposition of the Robe
The Church of the Deposition of the Robe is a church which stands on Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin. It was begun in 1484 by masters from Pskov, most ...

Russian cruiser Aurora

Russian cruiser Aurora
Aurora is a 1900 Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg. Aurora was one of three Pallada-class cruisers, built in St. Petersburg for service in ...

Danilov Monastery

Danilov Monastery
Danilov Monastery, in full Svyato-Danilov Monastery or Holy Danilov Monastery , is a monastery on the right bank of the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia. Since 1983, it has functioned ...

Alexander Column

Alexander Column
The Alexander Column also known as Alexandrian Column , is the focal point of Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The monument was erected after the Russian victory in the ...

Moscow Choral Synagogue

Moscow Choral Synagogue
The Moscow Choral Synagogue is the main synagogue in Russia and in the former Soviet Union. It is located in central Basmanny District at 10, Bolshoy Spasogolinischevsky Lane, close to ...

Smolny Convent

Smolny Convent
Smolny Convent or Smolny Convent of the Resurrection , located on Ploschad Rastrelli, on the bank of the River Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia, consists of a cathedral and a ...

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Moscow Museum of Modern Art
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art is a museum of modern and contemporary art located in Moscow, Russia. It was opened to public in December 1999. The project of the ...

Zayachy Island

Zayachy Island
Zayachy Island is an island in the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is separated by the Kronverksky Strait from Petrogradsky Island to the north, to which it is ...

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics or Memorial Museum of Space Exploration is a museum in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to space exploration. It is located within the base of the ...

Menshikov Palace

Menshikov Palace
The Menshikov Palace is a Petrine Baroque edifice in Saint Petersburg, situated on Universitetskaya Embankment of the Bolshaya Neva on Vasilyevsky Island. It was the first stone building in the ...

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception may refer to:AustriaCathedral of the Immaculate Conception, LinzBeninBasilique de l’Immaculée Conception, OuidahBurkina FasoOuagadougou Cathedral

Stroganov Palace

Stroganov Palace
The Stroganov Palace is a Late Baroque palace at the intersection of the Moika River and Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg, Russia. The palace was built to Bartolomeo Rastrelli's designs ...

Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery

Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery
Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery is the southernmost historical monastery of Moscow. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. It is situated at south of the district of Pechatniki between the Moscow ...

Saint Michael's Castle

Saint Michael's Castle
St. Michael's Castle , also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers' Castle , is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Michael's Castle ...

Moscow Cathedral Mosque

Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Moscow Cathedral Mosque was a historical mosque in Moscow, Russia. It was built in 1904 and demolished in 2011. At the time it was demolished, it was one of the ...

Cabin of Peter the Great

Cabin of Peter the Great
The cabin of Peter the Great is a small wooden house which was the first St Petersburg "palace" of Tsar Peter the Great.The log cabin was constructed in three days ...

Kazan Cathedral, Moscow

Kazan Cathedral, Moscow
Kazan Cathedral Russian: Казанский собор, also known as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan", is a Russian Orthodox church located on the northeast corner of Red Square in Moscow, ...

Blue Bridge

Blue Bridge
Blue Bridge may refer to:Bridges:Blue Bridge , the widest bridge in Saint Petersburg, RussiaBlue Bridge across the Columbia River in Washington, USABlue Bridge in Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, USABlue ...

State Kremlin Palace

State Kremlin Palace
The State Kremlin Palace , formerly and unofficially still better known as the Kremlin Palace of Congresses , is a large modern building inside the Moscow Kremlin.BackgroundThe ...

Krestovsky Island

Krestovsky Island
Krestovsky Island is a 3.4 km² island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, situated between several tributaries of the Neva: the Srednyaya Nevka, the Malaya Nevka and the Krestovka. The island is served ...

Shukhov Tower

Shukhov Tower
The Shukhov radio tower , also known as the Shabolovka tower, is a broadcasting tower in Moscow designed by Vladimir Shukhov. The 160-metre-high free-standing steel diagrid structure was built in ...

Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg
The Trinity Cathedral , sometimes called the Troitsky Cathedral, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a late example of the Empire style, built between 1828 and 1835 to a design by ...

Central Armed Forces Museum

Central Armed Forces Museum
The Central Armed Forces Museum also known as the Museum of the Soviet Army, is located in northern Moscow, Russia, near the Red Army Theater.HistoryThe first exposition ...

Tauride Palace

Tauride Palace
Tauride Palace is one of the largest and most historic palaces in Saint Petersburg, Russia.PotemkinPrince Grigory Potemkin of Tauride commissioned his favourite architect, Ivan Starov, to design ...

Luzhniki Stadium

Luzhniki Stadium
The Luzhniki Stadium , is a sports stadium in Moscow, Russia. Its total seating capacity is 78,360 seats, all covered . The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic ...

Hermitage Theatre

Hermitage Theatre
The Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of five Hermitage buildings lining the Palace Embankment of the Neva River.The Hermitage Theatre was the second theatre of the Winter ...

Moscow Hermitage Garden

Moscow Hermitage Garden
Moscow Hermitage Garden , a popular recreation spot, is a park in the central part of Moscow, Russia on Karetny Ryad Street. It is known for its cultural attractions and ...

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments is the name used by UNESCO when it collectively designated the historic core of the Russian city of St. Petersburg, ...

Russian State Library

Russian State Library
Not to be confused with the Russian National Library, located in St Petersburg. The Russian State Library is the national library of Russia, located in Moscow. It is the largest ...

Mariinsky Palace

Mariinsky Palace
Mariinsky Palace, also known as Marie Palace , was the last Neoclassical imperial palace to be constructed in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was built between 1839 and 1844 to a ...

Moscow Manege

Moscow Manege
The Moscow Manege is a large oblong building which gives its name to the vast Manege Square, which was cleared in the 1930s and lies adjacent to the more famous ...

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Alexandrinsky Theatre
The Alexandrinsky Theatre or Russian State Pushkin Academy Drama Theater is a theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.The Alexandrinsky Theatre was built for the Imperial troupe of Petersburg .The theatre was ...

Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow

Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow
The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is a history museum located in Moscow at Poklonnaya Gora. The building was designed by architect Anatoly Polyansky. Work on the museum began ...

Anichkov Palace

Anichkov Palace
Anichkov Palace is a former imperial palace in Saint Petersburg, at the intersection of Nevsky Avenue and the Fontanka.HistoryThe palace, situated on the plot formerly owned by ...

Polytechnic Museum

Polytechnic Museum
The Polytechnic Museum is one of the oldest science museums in the world, located in Moscow that emphasizes the progress of Russian and Soviet technology and science, as well as ...

New Holland Island

New Holland Island
New Holland Island in Saint Petersburg was created in 1720, when the newly built Kryukov Canal and Admiralty Canal connected the Moika River with the Neva. The triangular island took ...

Balchug

Balchug
Balchug , also known as Bolotny Island , is an island in the very centre of Moscow, Russia, squeezed between the Moskva River and its old river-bed which was turned ...

Oranienbaum, Russia

Oranienbaum, Russia
Oranienbaum is a Russian royal residence, located on the Gulf of Finland west of St. Petersburg. The Palace ensemble and the city centre are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.HistoryIn ...

Moscow House of Photography

Moscow House of Photography
Moscow House of Photography is a Russian museum, which maintains a large collection of old and contemporary Russian photographic masterpieces and also organizes festivals and large scale projects.

Nicholas Palace

Nicholas Palace
Nicholas Palace was one of several St Petersburg palaces designed by Andreas Stackensneider for the children of Nicholas I of Russia. The palace of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaievich of Russia ...

Museum of Chocolate

Museum of Chocolate
Museum of Chocolate may refer to:Museum of Chocolate Museum of Chocolate ...

Blagoveshchensky Bridge

Blagoveshchensky Bridge
The Blagoveshchensky Bridge is the first permanent bridge built across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It connects Vasilievsky Island and the central part of the city . The ...

Ostankino Palace

Ostankino Palace
Ostankino Palace is a former summer residence and private opera theatre of Sheremetev family, originally situated several kilometres to the north from Moscow but now a part of the North-Eastern ...

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden
Alexander Gardens was one of the first urban public parks in Moscow, Russia. The park comprises three separate gardens, which stretch along all the length of the western Kremlin wall ...

Museum of the Moscow Railway

Museum of the Moscow Railway
The Museum of the Moscow Railway is situated next to Paveletsky Rail Terminal in Moscow. The museum reopened to private visitors in 2011 and it reopened to the general public ...

Tikhvin Cemetery

Tikhvin Cemetery
Tikhvin Cemetery is located at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.Established in 1823, some of the notables buried here are:Mily Balakirev - , composerAlexander Borodin - , composerCésar ...

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace

Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
Belosselsky Belozersky Palace is a Neo-Baroque palace at the intersection of the Fontanka River and Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg, Russia.History18th CenturyThe first Belosselsky ...

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace
Yusupov Palace may refer to:Moika Palace, also known as Yusupov Palace , once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the House of YusupovYusupov Palace , in Koreiz, in ...

Music & Time

Music & Time
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Generally, a song is considered the smallest standalone work of music, especially when involving singing. The common elements of ...

Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace
The Alexander Palace is a former imperial residence at Tsarskoye Selo, on a plateau around 30 minutes by train from St Petersburg. It is known as the favourite residence of ...

Peterhof

Peterhof
Peterhof, Petergof, or Peterhoff may refer to:Peterhof Palace, a palace complex in St. Petersburg, RussiaPetergof , a municipal town under jurisdiction of St. Petersburg, Russia, where the palace complex is locatedPeterhof Watch ...

Borodino

Borodino
The Battle of Borodino , fought on September 7, 1812, was a major engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and ...

Elista

Elista
Elista is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. Population: ; ; .HistoryElista was founded in 1865 as a small settlement; the name is from ...

Kargopol

Kargopol
Kargopol is a town and the administrative center of Kargopolsky District in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, located on both sides of the Onega River, several miles north of Lake Lacha, in ...

Kola Peninsula

Kola Peninsula
The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula in the far northwest of Russia. Constituting the bulk of the territory of Murmansk Oblast, it lies almost completely to the north of the ...

Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk (Russian: Красноярск; IPA: [krəsnɐˈjarsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk ...

Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhniy Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Нижний Новгород; IPA: [ˈnʲiʐnʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with a population of 1,250,619, the fifth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod ...

Pavlovsk

Pavlovsk
Pavlovsk may refer to:Pavlovsk Palace, a residence built by Emperor Paul I near St. Petersburg, RussiaPavlovsk Urban Settlement, an administrative division and a municipal formation which the town of Pavlovsk in ...

Perm

Perm
Perm (Russian: Пермь; IPA: [pʲɛrmʲ]; Komi-Permyak: Перем, Perem; Komi: Перым, Perym) is a city and the administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia, located on the banks of the Kama River in ...

Samara

Samara
Samara may refer to: ...

Saratov

Saratov
Saratov (Russian: Саратов; IPA: [sɐˈratəf] ( listen)) is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River. Population: 837,900 (2010 Census); 873,055 (2002 Census); 904,643 (1989 ...

Shushenskoe

Shushenskoe
Shushenskoye is an urban locality and the administrative center of Shushensky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located at the confluence of the Yenisei and Big Shush. Population: ;;.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg
Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg; IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the ...

Tula

Tula
Tula may refer to:PlacesAntarcticaTula MountainsTula PointIranTula, Iran, a village in Hormozgan ProvinceItalyTula , municipality in the province of ...

Ufa

Ufa
Ufa (Russian: Уфа; IPA: [ʊˈfa]; Bashkir: Өфө, Öfö; IPA: [ʏ̞ˈfʏ̞],  pronunciation (help·info)) is the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and the industrial, economic, scientific and cultural center of the republic. ...

Uglich

Uglich
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Population: ;;.HistoryA local tradition dates the town's origins to 937. It was ...

Volga Delta

Volga Delta
The Volga Delta is the largest river delta in Europe, and occurs where Europe's largest river system, the Volga River, drains into the Caspian Sea in Russia's Astrakhan Oblast, north-east ...

Vyborg

Vyborg
Vyborg is a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130 kilometers to ...

Yantarny

Yantarny
Yantarny , previously known in German as , is an urban locality in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the Sambian Peninsula, about 40 kilometers from Kaliningrad, the administrative center of ...

Yasnaya Polyana

Yasnaya Polyana
Yasnaya Polyana was the home of the writer Leo Tolstoy, where he was born, wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and is buried. Tolstoy called Yasnaya Polyana his "inaccessible ...

golden ring

golden ring
The Golden Ring is a ring of cities northeast of Moscow, the capital of Russia. They formerly comprised the region known as Zalesye.These ancient towns, which also played a significant ...

russian caucasus

russian caucasus
The Russian Caucasus Army of World War I was the Russian field army that fought in the Caucasus Campaign and Persian Campaign of World War I. It was renowned for ...

russian far east

russian far east
The Russian Far East is the Russian part of the Far East, i.e. the extreme east parts of Russia, between Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. The ...

siberia

siberia
Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the seventeenth century.The territory of ...

the urals

the urals
The Ural Mountains , or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to ...

volga region

volga region
Volga Region is a historical region in Russia that encompasses territories adjacent to the flow of the Volga River. Based on that, it is usually classified into the Upper Volga ...

New Jerusalem Monastery

New Jerusalem Monastery
The New Jerusalem Monastery or Novoiyerusalimsky Monastery , also known as the Voskresensky Monastery, is a male monastery, located in the town of Istra in Moscow Oblast, Russia.The New Jerusalem ...

Abramtsevo Estate

Abramtsevo Estate
Abramtsevo is an estate located north of Moscow, in the proximity of Khotkovo, that became a center for the Slavophile movement and artistic activity in the 19th century. The estate ...

Maly Theater

Maly Theater
The Maly Theatre, or Mali Theatre, may refer to one of several different theatres:The Maly Theatre , also known as The State Academic Maly Theatre of Russia, in Moscow The ...

Metropol

Metropol
Metropol may refer to:Metropolitan policeHotel Metropol , various hotelsMetropol, music band, SpainNeues Schauspielhaus, a theatre and concert hall destroyed in World War II, whose facade survived and was renamed MetropolMetropol ...

Multimedia Art Museum

Multimedia Art Museum
The Multimedia Art Museum , Moscow is a Russian state museum dedicated to the presentation and development of actual art related to new multimedia technologies. The museum was opened in ...

St. Andrew's Anglican Church

St. Andrew's Anglican Church
St Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow is the sole Anglican church in Moscow, and one of only three in Russia. It continues the tradition of Anglican worship in Moscow that ...

Suzdal kremlin

Suzdal kremlin
The Suzdal Kremlin is the oldest part of the Russian city of Suzdal, dating from the 10th century. Like other Russian Kremlins, it was originally a fortress or citadel and ...

Abakan

Abakan
Abakan is the capital city of the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, located in the central part of Minusinsk Depression, at the confluence of the Yenisei and Abakan Rivers. As of ...

Admiralteisky

Admiralteisky
Prikaz was an administrative , judicial, territorial, and executive offices earlier in Muscovy and Russia of 15th-18th centuries. The term is usually implies "ministry", "office" or "department". In modern Russian ...

Apatity

Apatity
Apatity is a town in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located along the Murman Railway between Lake Imandra and the Khibiny Mountains, 23 km west of Kirovsk and 185 km south of Murmansk, the ...

Arkhangelsk

Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk , sometimes Archangel, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of European Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina River ...

Astrakhan

Astrakhan
Astrakhan is a city in southern European Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on two banks of the Volga River, close to where it discharges ...

Beach Club

Beach Club
Club Goa was a 2005 Swedish TV show in which STRIX Television's 12 most famous reality TV stars went on a bar tour to Goa, India. In 2005, several reality ...

Chita

Chita
Chita may refer to one of the following:PlacesChita, Aichi, a city in Aichi Prefecture, JapanChita District, Aichi, in Aichi Prefecture, JapanChita Peninsula, in Aichi Prefecture, JapanChita, Zabaykalsky ...

First Spa

First Spa
The First Spanish Republic was the short-lived political regime that existed in Spain between the parliamentary proclamation on 11 February 1873 and 29 December 1874 when General Arsenio Martínez-Campos's pronunciamento ...

Gorno-altaisk

Gorno-altaisk
Gorno-Altaysk is the capital town of the Altai Republic, Russia. Population: ;;.HistoryThe selo of Ulala was established in 1824 when migrants moved to this area from Biysk. ...

History & Arts Museum

History & Arts Museum
History is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, ...

Irkutsk

Irkutsk
Irkutsk is a city and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and one of the largest cities in Siberia. Population: ;;.HistoryIn 1652, Ivan Pokhabov built a ...

Karelia

Karelia
Karelia , the land of the Karelian peoples, is an area in Northern Europe of historical significance for Finland, Russia, and Sweden. It is currently divided between the Russian Republic ...

Kirovsk

Kirovsk
Kirovsk may refer to:Kirovsk, Russia, several inhabited localities in RussiaKirovsk, Ukraine, a town in Luhansk Oblast, UkraineKirawsk , a town in Belarus ...

Kislovodsk

Kislovodsk
Kislovodsk is a spa city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, in the North Caucasus region of Russia which is located between the Black and Caspian Seas. Population: ;;.HistoryIn ...

Komsomolsk-na-Amure

Komsomolsk-na-Amure
Komsomolsk-on-Amur is a city in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, located on the left bank of the Amur River in the Russian Far East. It is located on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, 356 ...

Kostroma

Kostroma
Kostroma is a historic city and the administrative center of Kostroma Oblast, Russia. A part of the Golden Ring of Russian towns, it is located at the confluence of the ...

Kyzyl

Kyzyl
Kyzyl is the capital city of the Tuva Republic, Russia. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan . Population: ;;.GeographyKyzyl claims to be located exactly ...

Listvyanka

Listvyanka
Listvyanka is the name of several inhabited localities in Russia.Listvyanka, Irkutsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, a work settlement in Irkutsky District, Irkutsk OblastListvyanka, Altai Krai, a selo in Chauzovsky Selsoviet of ...

Lovozero

Lovozero
Lovozero may refer to:Lovozero Massif, a mountain range in the center of Kola Peninsula, RussiaLake Lovozero, a lake in Murmansk Oblast, RussiaLovozero , a rural locality in Murmansk Oblast, RussiaLovozero ...

Military History Museum

Military History Museum
The Bundeswehr Military History Museum is the military museum of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, and one of the major military history museums in Germany. It is located in ...

Monchegorsk

Monchegorsk
Monchegorsk is a town in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Kola Peninsula, 145 kilometers south of Murmansk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: ; 52,242 ; 68,652 .

Oryol

Oryol
Oryol or Orel is a city and the administrative center of Oryol Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River, approximately 360 kilometers south-southwest of Moscow. Population: ;;.HistoryWhile ...

Palaty

Palaty
Pałatyki is a former settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Prabuty, within Kwidzyn County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 5 kilometres south-east of Prabuty, 22 km east ...

Petropavlovsk

Petropavlovsk
Petropavlovsk may refer to:ShipsRussian battleship Petropavlovsk , Imperial Russia Russian battleship Petropavlovsk , a Gangut-class battleship in the Baltic Fleet The Petropavlovsk resolution, a component of the ...

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness is an American franchise of fitness centers based in Newington, New Hampshire. Each gym features exercise equipment and fitness instructors to assist its members. It markets itself as ...

Pskov

Pskov
Pskov , ancient Russian spelling "Плѣсковъ", Pleskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20 kilometers east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya ...

Pushkin House

Pushkin House
The Pushkin House is the familiar name of the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg. It is part of a network of institutions affiliated with the Russian Academy of ...

Pyatigorsk

Pyatigorsk
Pyatigorsk is a city in Stavropol Krai located on the Podkumok River, about 20 kilometers from the town of Mineralnye Vody where there is an international airport and about 45 ...

Severobaikalsk

Severobaikalsk
Severobaykalsk is a town in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, located on the northern end of Lake Baikal at the mouth of the Tyya River, 440 kilometers northwest of Ulan-Ude ...

Smolensk

Smolensk
Smolensk is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360 kilometers west-southwest of Moscow. Population: ;;.The walled city in the center of ...

Stalin’s Bunker

Stalin’s Bunker
Samara , known from 1935 to 1991 as Kuybyshev , is the sixth largestcity in Russia and the administrative center of Samara Oblast. It is situated in the southeastern part ...

Staraya Russa

Staraya Russa
Staraya Russa is a town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Polist River, 99 kilometers south of Veliky Novgorod, the administrative center of the oblast. Its population has steadily ...

Summer Palace

Summer Palace
The Summer Palace , known as Yiheyuan in Chinese, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational ...

Tobolsk

Tobolsk
Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh Rivers. It is a historic capital of Siberia. Population: ;;.HistoryTobolsk ...

Vologda

Vologda
Vologda is a city and the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the Vologda River. Population: ; 293,046 ;.The city serves as a major transport ...

Wild Russia

Wild Russia
Wild Russia is a six-episode series of documentaries about the wilderness in Russia made by the German NDR Naturfilm/Studio Hamburg Doclights for NDR/WDR/S4C/Animal Planet and National Geographic in 2009. The ...

Yelets

Yelets
Yelets is a city in Lipetsk Oblast, Russia, situated on the Bystraya Sosna River, which is a tributary of the Don. Population: ;;.HistoryYelets is the oldest center ...

Arsenal

Arsenal
An arsenal is a place where arms and ammunition are made, maintained and repaired, stored, or issued, in any combination, whether privately or publicly owned. Arsenal and armoury or armory ...

Bogolyubovo

Bogolyubovo
Bogolyubovo is the name of several rural localities in Russia:Bogolyubovo, Perm Krai, a village in Kochyovsky District of Perm KraiBogolyubovo, Smolensk Oblast, a selo in Bogdanovskoye Rural Settlement of Kholm-Zhirkovsky ...

Hotel National

Hotel National
Les Invalides , officially known as L'Hôtel national des Invalides , or also as L'Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing ...

Krasnaya Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana
Krasnaya Polyana is the name of several inhabited localities in Russia:Modern localitiesAmur OblastAs of 2012, one rural locality in Amur Oblast bears this name:Krasnaya ...

Lobnoye Mesto

Lobnoye Mesto
Lobnoye mesto , also known as the Place of Skulls, is a 13-meter-long stone platform situated on Red Square in Moscow in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral.Its name is derived ...

Sochi National Park

Sochi National Park
Sochi National Park is a national park in Western Caucasus, near the city of Sochi, in Southern Russia. It is Russia's second oldest national park, established on May 5, 1983.

Strelka

Strelka
Strelka may refer to:Strelka, a Soviet space dogStrelka, the easternmost tip of Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg, RussiaStrelka, a small cape at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers in ...

Gatchina Palace

Gatchina Palace
The Great Gatchina Palace was built in 1766–1781 in Gatchina town by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlov who was a favourite of Catherine II. The Gatchina Palace ...

Novodevichy cemetery

Novodevichy cemetery
Novodevichy Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in Moscow. It lies next to the southern wall of the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, which is the city's third most popular tourist site. ...

Tsaritsyno

Tsaritsyno
Tsaritsyno may refer to:Tsaritsyno District, a district in Southern Administrative Okrug of Moscow, RussiaTsaritsyno , a station of the Moscow Metro, RussiaTsaritsyno Park, a park in Moscow ...

Art Museum & Noble Assembly

Art Museum & Noble Assembly
An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum ...

Azimut

Azimut
Azimut may refer to:Azimut Holding, an Italian asset management companyAzimut Hotels, a Russian hotel management companyAzimut Yachts, an Italian yacht-manufacturing companyAzimut , 1982Azimut , 1972 ...

Cezar

Cezar
Cezar or Cézar may refer to:Arnaldo Cézar Coelho , the first Brazilian to take charge of the FIFA World Cup finalCézar Augusto do Nascimento , Brazilian strikerCezar Bădiță , international ...

South Kola

South Kola
South Kolan is a town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The town is in the Bundaberg Region local government area, 354 kilometres north of the state capital ...

WWII Museum

WWII Museum
The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is a history museum located in Moscow at Poklonnaya Gora. The building was designed by architect Anatoly Polyansky. Work on the museum began ...