Russian Towns with WWII Heroism Awards

Russian Towns with WWII Heroism Awards

Some provincial towns with about 30,000 to 300,000 people are named with military glory. Why they have been awarded as such is that there were Soviet soldiers here that displayed heroism during the World War 2. Altogether there are 39 of them, we will highlight a few. The seven hero cities in Moscow, Volgograd and St. Petersburg are also included in this list. You may check out the memorials in the Alexander Garden which is just next to Kremlin. Maloyaroslavets This town in Kaluga Region o... [ read more ]

Palaces by the Fontanka River

Palaces by the Fontanka River

Russia has many palaces in particular Saint Petersburg. That was partly because there was a decree that bans building in stone everywhere else other than Saint Petersburg in the historical times. You can see many different styles adopted, such as rococo architectural styles to Russian Revival styles. Nowadays, tourists can visit them like a museum of history and art or as a stately home. Events and even at times concerts are held at these glorious venues and the public and take a look at wha... [ read more ]

Matreshkas in Arbat District

Matreshkas in Arbat District

The Arbat District has a population of about 28,000 people and it belongs to the district Tsentralny Administrative Okrug or Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow. The meaning of the Russian Okrug is referring to the ‘area’ or region’ and there about ten such districts other than Arbat. The others are Basmanny, Krasnoselsky, Presnensky, Tverskoy, Zamoskvorechye, Khamovniki, Meshchansky, Tagansky and last but not the least Yakimanka. Matreshkas in this terms is the Russian nesting/nest... [ read more ]

Teletskoye Lake

Teletskoye Lake

Teletskoye Lake also known as the Golden Lake is the largest, the most famous and also the pearl in Altay Mountains. Being largest, you can expect up to 325m depth, 5km wide and 78 km long. It is situated more than 430 meters above the sea level. The mountain ridges that it lies between are the Al-tyntu and the Korbu. Lake Teletskoye is right on the junction of Sailughem Mountains and Western Sayans. It has a high lake transparency of up to 14 meters. At Korbu, is the infamous Korbu Waterfal... [ read more ]