Russia White Fairy Tale Travel

Kremlin Winter ©vannyab/flickr
Kremlin Winter ©vannyab/flickr

Experiencing the winter in Russia can be a special way to spend the early months of 2012. The winters are less cold than previous years partly due to global warming. On the banks of the Moskva River, Moscow has 49 briges spanning over it that is worth seeing. The second centremost ring road called the ‘Boulevard Ring’ has a semicircular chain, next to which you can see the eastern sides of the White City of Moscow.

The Moscow Kremlin on the High Bank

On the high bank of the Moskva river smacked right in the centre of Moscow is a must see. Here you can see the best traditions of the Russian national architecture Check out also the low opposite bank of the river. From Bolshoi Kammeny or the Moskvoretsky bridges on the Sofiyskaya Embankment. Belfry of Ivan the Great stands there elegantly, and also the golden domes of white stone temples. With an austere yellow, the Grand Kremlin Palace with a white facade, it is all around with crenallated walls and towers topped. In the 28 hectares laid out in irregular triangle, all with tent-shaped roofs.

White and Religious St. Petersburg

Visit the extraordinary 300 year old city, St. Petersburg with a diversity of religious architectures. From St. Isaac’s and Peter and Paul’s Fortress Cathedrals, you want to see the ornate Petrine Baroque besides these faithful congregations. The Russian Revival and Russian Orthodox amongst these beautiful churches makes this Northern Capital such a beautiful place in the white winter. Besides there are other very original Central Mosque as well as the Buddhist Datsan.

‘Rings’ of Russia

Garden Ring ©Adam Baker/flickr
Garden Ring ©Adam Baker/flickr

Bely Gorod is the White Town renowned for its 10 kilometers long defensive wall. Now it has been demolished and replaced by the Boulevard Ring. The next “B: Ring is the Garden Ring. This is better to be described as a circular avenue around central Moscow. 17 streets and 15 squares. Also the Third Ring which is between the Garden Ring and the Moscow Ring. 35 kilometers in length helps you to get from Sokolniki Park to Sparrow Hills at the other end of the city. Spot the longest urban tunnel in Europe called the Lefortovo tunnel. MKAD which has four lanes of asphalt running more than one hundred kilometers along the borders.

Hermitage Museum

The other like the Hermitage Museum in Winter Palace, Peter the Great’s Summer Residence Peterhoff,  Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and the Paul’s Palace in Pavlovsk are also not to be missed. Wish you a fun time in Russia.

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