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Russia Tourist Attraction

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Hermitage Museum The State Hermitage Museum is a gallery of workmanship and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Established in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. The world's second biggest historical center after the French Louver. From all around the globe, for the brilliance of Russia, and for your pleasure! It has an astonishing assortment of a huge number of workmanship pieces, from Russia, but from all around the globe.
Saint BasilThe Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, It's know as Saint Basil's Cathedral. The Most well known and vivid structure in Moscow. It's a christian church. Worked in 1554 and 1561 and arranged in the core of Moscow. St. Basil's Cathedral has been among the top vacation spots in Russia. Having both inconceivable design and strange history. the engineering can't one of a kind to the period in which it was assembled however to any ensuing period. There is no other structure on earth very like St. Basil&…

Visit Listvyanka

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A small village 1 hour drive from Irkutsk, on the western side of Baikal, Listvyanka is the most comfortable location on the lake. There are a few hotels there for all budgets as well as many various tourist activities (boat rides, trekking, excursions to the more remote parts of the lake, winter sports).

Listvyanka is a bit overrated as it’s not that picturesque in itself: it just provides an easy and fast access to the lake, so it gets overcrowded at times. But if you only have not more than 3 days for your visit, perhaps it’s the best choice. Otherwise it’s better to skip it and to head further into the lake, for example to Olkhon island or to the Eastern side of the lake.

What to Do & See in ListvyankaWalk along the shore of the lake;Take the picturesque Circum-Baikal railway to Slyudyanka and back.Eat the local smoked Omul fish – amazing;Visit the tourist market;Take a boat to Peschanaya bay;Have a meal at one of the small cafes or restaurants on the lake;Baikal Limnological M…

Russian Gelendzhik

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Situated in a natural bay on the Black Sea, Gelendzhik is a beautiful and historic Russian resort town with a range of attractions both natural and man-made. A popular summer holiday spot for Russians, Gelendzhik is home to sandy beaches, water parks, ancient monuments and lots of walking opportunities in the surrounding hills and valleys. Gelendzhik is one of a number of towns to be developed into a spa resort during the Soviet period of Russia's history, and today it remains a charming and relaxing holiday destination for people of all ages. Explore the best of Gelendzhik here. Beautiful Gelendzhik
Gelendzhik occupies a unique spot in a horseshoe-shaped bay on Russia's Black Sea coast, overlooked by densely forested hills. The town itself has all the features of a typical seaside resort, with long promenades and green parks by the sea where holidaymakers can watch boats come and go. The surrounding area is just as beautiful, and keen walkers will want to make the journey to the …

Anapa south paradise

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For most Russians Anapa is the epitome of a cheap sunny vacation in the south. But beyond the smell of shashlik, corn, and beer, the small town offers a cultural heritage so it’s really worth a visit.



The first glance fibsAfter arriving by coach from Krasnodar (a three hour journey) the city of Anapa welcomes you with new houses, new shopping centers, new everything. In the center only a few streets are open to traffic - many are pedestrian zones.
From the bus station to the beach it’s a five minute walk. But you have to pass dozens of cheap souvenir stands, open self-service “stolovaya” cafes right on the street, people advertising boat tours around Anapa Bay, and some entertaining museums with reptiles, torture instruments, and waxworks. All the streets are fitted with speakers blaring pop and dance music all day, mostly Russian and Soviet classics. Right behind the big “Golden Beach” adventure pool you’ll find the entrance to the city beach. “Finally!” you’ll think. But nope, you won’…

Rostov on Don

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Rostov-on-Don, Russian Rostov-na-Donu, city and administrative centre of Rostov oblast (province), southwestern Russia. It lies along the lower Don River, 30 miles (50 km) above the latter’s mouth on the Sea of Azov.



The city was founded in 1749 as the customs post of Temernika, when the river mouth was still in Turkish hands. It then became a flourishing trade centre. Between 1761 and 1763 the fortress of St. Dmitry of Rostov was built there, and a town developed around it, near the Armenian settlement of Nakhichevan-na-Donu, which later merged with Rostov. In 1797 town status was granted, and in 1806 it was named Rostov-on-Don. Because of its key position as a transport centre and port, the town grew steadily with the 19th-century Russian colonization and development of the north Caucasus region and conquest of the Transcaucasia.



Rostov has dozens of amazing sites. The most significant must-see on your Rostov tour is definitely the Rostov Kremlin placed in the center of the historic t…

Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume) and the world's deepest lake. Somewhat crescent shaped, it is in the southern Siberia area of Russia. In 1996 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.




Lake Baikal is located in south-central Russia near the Mongolian border. The largest nearby city is Irkutsk. Lake Baikal has historically played a large role in the Russian imagination. It represents the unspoiled beauty of Russia and is sometimes referred to as the Sacred Sea. Lake Baikal plays a central part in many local creation myths and appears throughout Russian folklore, according to Baikal Nature. Lake Baikal attracts more than 500,000 tourists a year, according to the Siberian Times.


Lake Baikal ecosystem
According to the UNESCO World Heritage Commission, Lake Baikal is sometimes called the "Galapagos of Russia" because of its exceptional biodiversity and importance to evolutionary science. The age, isolation and deep oxygenated water of Lake …

Peterhof Palace

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Peterhof Palace is the main landmark of the palace and garden complex on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town where it is situated is also named Peterhof and is 18 miles distance from St Petersburg. The palace used to be the official summer residence of the Imperial court. Emperor Peter the Great was setting up Peterhof facing the cost of the sea, as the kind of a memorial to the Russian Naval victories. The edifice has three floors, yellow in color and standing on the top of the natural hill above the Lower Garden. The fa├žade is almost 330 yards wide.

Brief history of the palace
Initially the palace was modestly decorated in “Petrian baroque style”. The project was developed by masters J.F. Braunstein, J.-B. Le Blond, N. Michetti. In 1730s architect Mikhail Zemtsov added wings to the building. In 1740s, under Empress Elisabeth, it was decided the structure was too small and plain to match the splendor of the court, and the palace had to be reconstructed. But Elisabeth wa…

Vladimir Ilych Lenin's tomb

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Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square offers up one of Moscow’s most macabre attractions and perhaps the most famous “modern mummy” in the world.




Frozen in time, Vladimir Ilych Lenin’s embalmed body lays within a red granite and black step-pyramid. Here visitors may gaze on it in the dark, cool of the tomb. When Vladimir Ilych Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, died on January 21, 1924, he did not believe he was going to an afterlife. He assumed that death was the ultimate end for him. How wrong he was. In his will, Vladimir Ilych Lenin requested he be laid to rest in the ground. Instead, he was embalmed and interred in a temporary wooden cube designed by architect Alexei Shchusev. His body was on display before his funeral, and - while the government planned to bury him, according to them - the Russian people wouldn’t have it. The Russian government allegedly received over 10,000 telegrams from the grieving public asking for the body of great leader to be preserved in som…

Ice Swimming in Russia

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Despite temperatures below zero, thousands of Russians plunge into cold water regularly in so-called ice swimming clubs. They claim that mental preparation is half the battle.




With over 40 countries having branches of the International Ice Swimming Association, it is clearly becoming a popular sport, offering a dose of adrenaline and adventure. "Usually, I feel fantastic. I get a huge buzz ... a sense of elation, and I just want to do it again. I definitely have a sense of energy, a sense of life, a sense of purpose. It's a definite mood-lifter, no question," Campbell said. In addition to the adrenaline rush, early studies suggest that cold-water swimming could be a treatment for depression, as it activates the sympathetic nervous system and increases blood levels of noradrenaline and beta-endorphin, which play an important role in the functioning of the heart. Winter swimming in Russia is a part of the Russian celebration of Epiphany (January 19th). It is a very famous Russ…

Why is Russia associated with a bear

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The Russian bear became a symbol of Russia through a strange set of circumstances, and the whole story goes to show that fake news has been around for hundreds of years.


To begin with, the bear is not a symbol of Russia and has never been one, at least officially. The official symbol of Russia today is a double-headed eagle. At some point, the number of people all over the world who believed in this idea exceeded the critical threshold, and eventually Russians just kind of got tired of trying to resist it. At some point it just became easier to accept this misunderstanding than trying to constantly explain why it isn’t true.

What is true in this whole bear story is the fact that bears have indeed been venerated in Russia since ancient times. For pagan Slavs, the bear was in effect a totem animal.

It is also known that for several centuries in the Middle Ages, troupes travelled all around Russia with tame bears that were trained to dance, do simple tricks and beg.
A case of geography
Anoth…

Traditional drinks in Russia

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Russians have a drink for every occasion: to relax or wake up, to warm up or refresh, to drink alone or with friends.
Here are some that you have to try when you are in Russia. 

Kvas 

If it seems like a strange idea to make soda from bread, you should try Russian kvas. It’s the oldest drink in the country, aside from water of course, and is incredibly refreshing during the summer. Kvas is made from rye bread and water. You can also add herbs and fruit. It can even be a little alcoholic.

Kompot 

Ask any Russian what drink you should have with lunch and they’ll say kompot. This sweet drink is from fruit and can be served hot or cold.

Mors

Mors is a cold beverage made from lightly tart berries. Its consistency is much like kompot, although a little thicker, as the boiled berries are mashed, whereas in kompot they are left whole. Most often, mors is made of cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries, or a mix.

Vzvar

It is almost always forgotten, but this doesn’t make it any less of a tasty Slavic dr…