Cities you must visit in Western Russia

Cities you must visit in Western Russia

The West has continually asked what to think about Russia. The country where are incredibly wealthy people along with extreme poverty has always sparked confusion. Some believed that ignorance is ubiquitous in Russia, others were fascinated by the many scholars that Russia has had over time. Russia is a land of ballet and industrial monstrosities. It is a country where faith and austerity manifest for centuries, with the cult of pleasure and opulence. If you visit the ancient castles, lux... [ read more ]

Top 7 tourist attractions in Russia

Top 7 tourist attractions in Russia

Russia is a very interesting tourist destination, dominated by strong contrasts of the ancient history along the modern influences. There are countless places to visit, starting with architectural wonders, cities with a rich history and culture and varied landscapes. The St. Basil's Cathedral, the Hermitage and the Kremlin are just a few of the top 7 tourist attractions in Russia that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the country. However, when you decide to travel to Russia, you have t... [ 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 ]

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 ]