Tag Archives: Russia

Charming Baikal

4 Sep

Lake Baikal is the Earth’s biggest freshwater reservoir containing about 20% of world’s freshwater reserves. Photos by Ilya Varlamov and Baikalika_ru 

Байкал 8

The figures speak for themselves: Baikal’s surface area is 31 thousand sq. km equal to the Belgium’s whole territory

Байкал 2

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Kizhi: A Wooden Wonder

2 Sep

The North of Russia is really severe and stunningly beautiful region. Today we will look at Kizhi, an island in the Lake Onega, 70 km from Petrozavodsk and 500 km from St. Petersburg

Кижи. Панорама

A wooden architectural complex of several wonderful churches and other buildings has been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.


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Walking in Moscow Parks. Part 2

1 Sep

Though it has been raining in Moscow for the whole weekend weather forecasts promise that the next week will be warmer and sunnier. And we continue our walks in Moscow parks. Last time we had a look at Alexander Garden, Gorky Park and Kolomenskoye. Our today’s program is not less interesting!

Tsaritsyno Park

Tsaritsyno — as well as Kolomenskoye — used to be a residence of Russian monarchs. The architectural complex and the park itself were constructed by prominent Russian architects Vasili Bazhenov and Matvey Kazakov following the order of Catherine the Great.


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Walking in Moscow Parks. Part 1

30 Aug

If you’re tired of Moscow’s noise and fuss, taking a walk in one of Moscow parks may be a splendid idea. Overcrowded in summer many parks should be definetely visited in autumn when they’re especially nice. There are dozens of Moscow parks which are worth seeing! Today we selected three beautiful parks, but we will certainly cover more parks in future posts.

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden in the very centre of the city by the Kremlin walls is one of the Russia’s first public parks and certainly one of the most well-known. Massive gates lead in the Garden from Manezhnaya Square.

Александровский сад. Ворота

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Exploring Moscow Metro

26 Aug

Moscow life without Metro is unbelievable — 313 km of railways link together every part of the city. With its 6.73 million passangers daily the Moscow Metro is the world’s third most heavily used rapid transit system following the Tokyo Subway and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway — and, at the same time, one of the most beautiful. Once in Moscow don’t miss the opportunity to explore the underground world of the Moscow Metro!

The first line opened in 1935 was expected to demonstate the power of the Soviet state and to provide a comfortable and rapid way of travelling around the city.

Строительство метро

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