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Russia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Sunset \/ Novosibirsk \/ Siberia \/ 13.10.2011 Russia is a wonderful place to try different types of tourism. In this country you find wonderful beach resorts, ancient cities with rich historic heritage and magnificent nature parks.
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We should start from describing the most famous places of interest of the capital. Kremlin is the main symbol of the city and an internationally famous attraction. This is a very important historic and architectural landmark, and every building on its territory is a new page in the history of the country. The Red Square is located in front of the eastern wall of the complex. During several centuries the square was a witness to many important historic events. The Red Square was constructed on the site of numerous wooden houses, which made the threat of fire very real and, therefore, their presence was inacceptable near the royal residence. Nowadays, there are many exhibition halls, museums, parks and churches near the Red Square and the Kremlin complex.
The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The most famous resort destinations in Russia are Sochi, Anapa and Adler. These cities are also rich in numerous historic buildings and modern entertainment centers. Travelers are recommended to visit the dolphinarium, which is open in Adler. Here visitors will be able to see entertainment performances and shows. Besides dolphins, the shows feature seals and visitors can see a true king of the sea - a giant white whale. The tomb of Hercules remains the most unusual landmark of Anapa. It was discovered during archaeological excavations in 1975. The tomb belonged to Gorgippia, a noble family. It's more than 1500 years old and got such an unusual name because of beautiful drawings that feature scenes from myths about Hercules.
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National and city parks of Russia
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Castles of Russia
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Palaces in Russia
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Famous and uniques places in Russia from our review series

Hovrinskaya Hospital

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
In Moscow, fans of walking through abandoned places can visit Hovrinskaya hospital, which some locals call the Residence of Evil. Construction of the hospital, which was planned to serve about 1 300 people, has begun in 1980. Five years later, construction work stopped. During its existence the hospital has not worked even a single day. The first floors of the huge unfinished edifice are flooded today, and the building itself is slowly sinking into the ground.

According to official data, construction of the hospital was discontinued because of adverse geological conditions, but the locals have an explanation of what happened. If you look at old maps of Moscow, you can see that once there was a big cemetery in these places. That’s why this attractive place was empty for so many years. … Read all

Bedia Cathedral

From the series “ Survived artifacts of early Christian civilization”
In Abkhazia, pilgrims and tourists have an opportunity to visit another important religious object, the Bedia Cathedral. It is located in the village of Agubedia. The landmark was built in the late 10th century. This cathedral was consecrated in honor of Our Lady of Blachernae. Surprisingly, the church was able to keep its original appearance and a number of unique elements of decoration for more than a thousand years. The shrine was built of solid stone. The construction features impressive size.

Studies of the temple showed that once its interior has been decorated with rich paintings, but they didn’t survive. You can see small fragments of ancient frescoes depicting the Old Testament stories only on the western wall of the temple. The main relic of the cathedral since its foundation … Read all

Tsandripshsky Temple

From the series “ Survived artifacts of early Christian civilization”
Another amazing religious object is the Tsandripshsky temple that was built in the 6th century. It is located in the picturesque village of Gantiadi. According to historical records, in ancient times it housed a fortress and a settlement. In the Middle Ages, a commercial port was built there. The old temple is one of the few buildings that has managed to survive to the present day. Despite the fact that the temple is not active, tourists still have an opportunity to assess its scope and admire unique elements of decoration.

The shrine is made of large stones; once gorgeous Byzantine marble was used for its design. The temple has a unique symmetrical architecture. Researchers were able to find out the fact that in ancient times it featured special acoustics. This means that the largest … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Russia

Saint Petersburg
The most important tourist attractions include the Admiralty - the famous shipyard, the spire of which is visible from all parts of no less spectacular Nevsky Prospekt. The length of this street estimates 4.5 km. The State Hermitage Museum is a very important place in the cultural capital of the country. This is also the second largest museum around the world in terms of the number of exhibits. Here you will find more than 3 million items, which are located in four hundred rooms. Russian … Read more
Moscow
Of course, you should start the observation of the city with the Kremlin, which has already become the main symbol of the country. First mentions of this architectural complex were discovered yet in 1156. At that time this place was called a "fortress Moscow". In front of the eastern wall of the Kremlin is located Red Square. This place has witnessed numerous important historical events in Russia. The square is surrounded by three buildings: the GUM, the History Museum and St. Basil's … Read more
Kazan
The exact date of the foundation of the city is unknown, but its age is for sure more than a thousand years. The official date of the founding of the city is 1005, but new archaeological findings indicate that Kazan is exactly several dozen years older. The Kazan Kremlin is the main city landmark, which was built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. It was built by Smolensk masters, who at that time were considered the best masons. Kazan is a city of two world religions; along with … Read more
Adler
At the beginning of the 6th century AD, 1300 years ago, the first Greek colonies were formed on the coast. One of the books, dating back to the beginning of the last century, which describes in more detail the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, was written by a traveler-geographer, the legendary Swiss Dubois de Montpar. In this book the first name of the city in the local language is Ardlar. During the Caucasian wars among the Russian officers were Germans. In addition, numerous Russian … Read more
Anapa
The very first tribe that lived in this area was the warlike Sindh. They all the time fought with the Scythians, whom even the mighty Persian king Darius feared. But with the Greeks who inhabited the Black Sea coast, the Sindhs had quite good-neighborly and peaceful relations. The first city that emerged in the place of modern Anapa is Syndic, the capital of the state of Sindica. Already later, the Greeks of the Kingdom of Bosporus built here the largest seaport on the coast - Gorgippia. … Read more
Gelendzhik
The Gelendzhik Embankment is the longest in the world; it is one of the main attractions of the resort. The embankment stretches from one cape to the other; its length is 8 kilometers. On the Black Sea coast it has no equal. The charming harbor remains the busiest place of the resort and a favorite vacation spot for fans of hiking. Along the harbor are the most popular beaches, where you can comfortably sunbath and swim. There are three excellent water parks in Gelendzhik, among them the … Read more

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