The Bronze Horseman or The Statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg

The Bronze Horseman or The Statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg

The equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg, known as the Bronze Horseman, is a tribute to the founder of the city. This fascinating monument is one of the most important sights of the city and an important symbol in the same time. The royal statue of Peter the Great riding a splendid bronze horse was a gift from Catherine the Great to the city founded by its predecessor or to the honor of this. The german-born Princess Catherine, who married a Romanov was keen to stre... [ read more ]

The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg

The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg

The gorgeous Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. The church was built in the late 19th century in classic Russian style, decorated with colored domes and with the most diverse mosaics. The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus also known as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood or even just the Church on the Blood, is a Russian Orthodox masterpiece that was built in honor of Tsar Alexander II of Ru... [ read more ]

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a breathtaking city that once visited will always remains in our hearts. It is a city with many isles connected with beautiful bridges, gorgeous buildings that speak about the flourishing imperial period of this historical town. T he city of Sankt Petersburg has so many marvelous places that you hardly find one favorite. Today we would like to present you the most beautiful public buildings in Sankt Petersburg.   Historical buildings on Islands The ... [ read more ]

Famous Public Monuments in Sankt Petersburg

Famous Public Monuments in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a magnificent city with countless tourist attractions. At least once in life you have to visit this marvelous town. We already presented some of the beautiful palaces and churches of the city, but there are so many other buildings to see in this gorgeous city. Today we would like to present you some famous public monuments in Sankt Petersburg that have a high historical value and worth to be seen. Some of them are so much infiltrated in the life of people that also app... [ read more ]

Peter and Paul Fortress in Sankt Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress in Sankt Petersburg

The construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress in Sankt Petersburg  in the year 1703 coincides with the foundation of the city. The fortress has become one of the main attractions of the city because of its importance and the numerous historical buildings. For example in the middle of the fort lies the Cathedral, that has been the symbol of the city for a long time and that houses the tomb of Peter the Great and other kings of Russia. We would like to make a brief presentation of the... [ read more ]

Exploring Moscow by Cruise

Exploring Moscow by Cruise

A Russian tour without seeing St. Petersburg and Moscow is just incomplete. So the way to go about is to experience the cruising moments, seeing the architecture, history, art and food that Russia has to offer. You may attempt to link the two great imperial cities of the czars using a cruise trip. It is a great destination for history buffs or simple one who loves the heritage of historic buildings. Russia also has many medieval buildings. If you like 18th century details in the architecture and... [ 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 ]

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 ]