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St.Petersburg

 
St.Petersburg St.Petersburg is one of the worlds most beautiful cities famous for its picturesque settings and impressive architecture. Its historical centre is included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Founded in 1703 as the window on the West by Peter the Great, St.Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for over two centuries. Built on 42 islands linked by over 350 bridges, St.Petersburg is affectionately called the Venice of the North. The cultural capital of Russia has over 100 various museums, among which are the State Hermitage Museum, the largest museum in the world with more than 3 mln exhibits; Peterhof, the former official summer residence of the Russian Tsars, famous for its 150 fountains; Catherine's Palace with...
 

Karelia

 
Karelia Karelia is situated on the board with Finland on the North from St-Pet. It is the land of virgin woods, thousand picturesque lakes and hundreds of rivers. Here You have excellent conditions for backpacking and rafting. ==== KARELIA - LOCATION Karelia is stretched on 600 kilometers from the north on the south from Northern polar circle up to the Ladoga Lake. Karelia is often called the country of the lakes. There are more than 60 thousand big and small lakes here including the largest lakes in Europe - Ladoga and Onega. Most of them are connected by some short rivers that perfectly suit for rafting. ==== KARELIA - SIGHTSEEING The visitor can hunt an elk, a brown bear or go fishing. Kola peninsula located to...
 

Kizhi

 
Kizhi Kizhi is an island on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. One should definitely visit this perfectly preserved and arranged outdoors museum. ==== KIZHI - ATTRACTION A museum of Russian wooden architecture was created in Kizhi by Soviet authorities in 1960. Wooden structures were transported to Kizhi from various parts of Karelia, notably the 14th century St. Lazarus church from the Muromsky Monastery, which is the oldest wooden church in Russia. Other notable specimens of Russian wooden architecture may be found in Kondopoga and Kem. The Ki...
 

Petrozavodsk

 
Petrozavodsk Petrozavodsk is the capital of Karelia. Petrozavodsk is located on the western coast of the Onega Lake. ==== PETROZAVODSK - ATTRACTION Petrozavodsk is distinguished among other towns of North Russia by its Neoclassical architectural heritage, which includes the Round Square (1775, reconstructed in 1789 and 1839) and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (consecrated in 1832). Among the town's landmarks are the outdoor statues of Peter I (bronze and granite, Ippolit Monighetti, 1873) and Gavrila Derzhavin (a Russian poet who was the governor of Olonets in the 18th century). ...
 

Krasnoyarsk

 
Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk is the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai of Russia, and the third largest city in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk lies on the Yenisei River and is an important junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Krasnoyarsk was founded in 1628 by order of Moscow nobleman Andrew Dubensky as a fortress on the junction of the Enisey and the Kacha Rivers. The fortress was named krasny, that means red in Russian. Its territory occupies one seventh of Russia and can find room for 4 territories equal to Spain, 5 equal to Thailand or 52 to Estonias. There is a unique natural reserve Stolby in several kilometers from Krasnoyarsk. The nature itself has created this marvelous cosy nook and decorated it with tens of natural gran...
 

Novgorod

 
Novgorod Novgorod Veliky is an old Russian city, history of which goes back to almost 1000 years. Once it competed with Moscow for domination of Old Russia and emerged as a political center of Slavic and Fino-Ugric tribes in the mid-9th century, while as a town it was formed in the middle of the 10th century. ==== NOVGOROD - SIGHTSEEING No other Russian or Ukrainian city can compete with Novgorod in the variety and age of its medieval monuments. Many outstanding monuments of medieval architecture and painting including old churches, temples and cathedrals have been preserved in the city. The outdoor Vitoslavlitsy museum of wooden architecture which has a collection of 22 wooden structures all built without nails, presen...
 

Novosibirsk

 
Novosibirsk Novosibirsk is a heart of Siberia and is considered its cultural and industrial center. The city was founded in 1893, and at first it functioned just as the settlement for the workers who built the bridge over the Ob River. Novosibirsk was supposed to be a local trade center, but since the October Revolution it became the city of not only industrial, but also cultural and scientific importance. ==== NOVOSIBIRSK - SIGHTSEEING The architectural look of Novosibirsk is represented by the grandeur building of the Central Railway Station, the Opera Theater, and the central square ensemble. There are more than 2 thousands of historical and architectural monuments on the territory of Novosibirsk. To the south is the...
 

Pskov

 
Pskov Pskov is situated in northwestern Russia and has internal borders with the Novgorod, Leningrad, Tver and Smolensk Regions as well as external borders with Belarus, Estonia and Latvia. Founded in the 10th century, this is a city rich in history. During the Middle Ages, Pskov was a main stronghold on Russia's northwestern frontier, a capital of a wealthy principality, and one of the largest cities in Europe. In Pskov trade was thriving, the arts were developing rapidly, and the unassailable fortified city walls protected the town and its citizens from the attacks of those attracted by fabulous treasure. ==== PSKOV - SIGHTSEEING Many of the architectural monuments of medieval Pskov can still be seen today. Historic...
 

Pyatigorsk

 
Pyatigorsk Pyatigorsk is a city in Stavropol Krai on the Podkumok River in the Southern Federal District of Russia, about twenty kilometers from Mineralnye Vody. The name Pyatigorsk means Five mountains in Russian and is so called because of the five peaks of the Beshtau. ==== PYATIGORSK - ATTRACTION Pyatigorsk is a convenient starting point for numerous tourist routes. The southern slope of Mashuk has a 20 m deep doline (the Proval), at the bottom of which there is a small lake. To climb Mashuk, there is a cable and a foot road. At the centre of the health resorts, on the slopes and at the bottoms of Mounts Beshtau, Mashuk, Zmeyka, Razvalka, Zheleznaya, Ostrov and Medovaya, there is a Mount Beshtau forestland (mainly ash,...
 

Ryazan

 
Ryazan Ryazan is a city in central European Russia, and is capital of Ryazan' Oblast. Ryazan is located on the Oka River. The city is an industrial and transportation center. Manufacturers include agricultural machinery, chemicals, and clothing. Ryazan was originally founded in the 11th century, downstream from its present site. The Ryazan area is the home to several famous Russians. Poet Sergei Esenin was born in nearby Konstantinovo and lived there most of his life. One can still visit his home. ==== RYAZAN - SIGHTSEEING Ryazan Kremlin, Pavlov Museum, Architectural Museum, Art Museum, Drama Theater, Pyaniy Park, Children's Circus are the famous attraction for tourist of Ryazan....
 

 

 

 

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