Watching Northern Lights and Diving in Russia

Watching Northern Lights and Diving in Russia

Some adventurous activities can be organized during your travel to Russia. This means scuba diving, watching the Beluga whale, diving at Moneron Island and diving on the Pacific coast around Sakhalin Island. There is also another interesting spot called the Barents Sea at Murmansk. If you are up to it, you may want to also try ice diving on the Arctic Ocean. Ice dive with beluga whales in the sub-Arctic waters of the White Sea. Animal lovers may want to dive with Greenland seals in the summe... [ read more ]

Taganrog and Sights of Petropavlosvk-Kamchatsky

Taganrog and Sights of Petropavlosvk-Kamchatsky

If you want to visit a seaport city in Russia, you should see Taganrog in Rostov. It is on the north shore of Taganrog Bay, some distance west of Don River which is one of the major Russian rivers. As for the Sea of Azov, during the times of Classical Antiquity, it is Lake Maeotis. A narrow strait of about four kilometers linked it to the Black Sea. This strait is called the Strait of Kerch. Bounded by Anatolia, Europe and the Caucasus is the 2.2km deep Black Sea. It is well-known how many i... [ read more ]

Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

One of the first public park in Moscow is the Alexander Garden. From the western Kremlin wall all the way to Moscow Manege and Kremlin, an entire distance of 865 meters. Moscow Manege is an oblong building, a very large indoor riding academy thus its name Manege Square. You can find it adjacent to the Red Square. In the Lomonosov in northwest, the Alexander Garden is of three parts, the Upper Garden, Middle Garden and the Lower Garden. Though the French troops had destroyed the garden, Ts... [ read more ]

Amazing Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod

Amazing Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod

The Holy Wisdom of God in Kremlin also known as Saint Sophia Cathedral in Veliky Novgorod.It is the mother church of the Novgorodian Eparchy and one of the oldest orthodox church. The feature of this church is its divergence from the Byzantine pattern. Veliky Novgorod is a historic city and infact one of the most historic in Russia. It is along the Volkhov River in the northwestern part of Russia. This cathedral was built by Vladimir and it is an expression of gratitude to the people of Novg... [ read more ]

Richness of the Russian Visual Arts

Richness of the Russian Visual Arts

To start with, let’s look at the Russian Architecture and the Russian architects. Palace of Facets can be found in Moscow Kremlin. This is where the main banquet reception hall of the Muscovite Tsars used to be. The Muscovite tsars were the Grand Duchy of Moscow which we know in English as Muscovy. Amongst the secular buildings in Moscow, this palace of Facets is one of the oldest. If you are walking near the Kremlin Cathedral Square, or the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Dormition ... [ read more ]

Perm in Russia

Perm in Russia

Perm is a city on the banks of Kama River. It is near the Ural Mountains with a population of about one million. Being the 13th most populous city in Russia, Perm’s modern city today is a cultural, scientific, administrative and industrial center. They have leading food industry and oil refining, timber and wood processing industries. Also their oil production is three percent of Russian output making their chemical and petrochemical industry a vibrant one. When you are traveling in Perm, ... [ read more ]

Exploring Murmansk

Exploring Murmansk

One of the must see when in Murmansk is the St. Alexander Nevsky or Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker. This is a Soviet icebreaker, a world’s first nuclear powered surface ship as well as a civilian vessel. Since 1959, it has been operating until 1989 as its hull had worn thin due to the ice friction. Laid up at Atomflot, now it is a museum ship. If you prefer a religious site which is also a historic site, there is an interesting Russian orthodox church some distance from the city center. St. Nich... [ read more ]