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The Museum-Reserve Peterhof is a monument of world architecture and palace-park art located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland in the town of Peterhof in Petrodvorets district of St. Petersburg.

Peterhof includes several palace and park ensembles, formed in the 18th – the beginning of the 20th centuries. It looks especially colorful in late spring when the tulips bloom. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Spring in Peterhof museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

spring in Peterhof

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Murinskiy Park is located in the Kalinin district of St. Petersburg between Grazhdansky Avenue and Kultury Avenue, in the floodplain of Murinskiy Stream, the right tributary of the Okhta River.

On the bank of the stream, there is an Orthodox church – Church of the Presentation of the Lord built in the 2000s. Murinskiy Park on Google Maps. Photos by: Eduard Gordeev.

Frosty January on Murinskiy Stream, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

amazing winter landscapes

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Nilov Monastery on Lake Seliger

Nilov Monastery is an Orthodox monastery located on Stolobny Island and partly on Svetlitsa Peninsula, 10 km north of the town of Ostashkov, on Lake Seliger in the Tver region.

The monastery was named after Reverend Nilus Stolobensky born at the end of the 15th century. The magnificent monastery complex that you can see today was erected in the 18th-19th centuries. At that time it was one of the largest monasteries in the Russian Empire and the most visited Russian shrine. Nilov Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Spirin.

Nilov Monastery, Seliger, Tver region, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque monastery

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“Undisturbed Russia” is one of the most ambitious and interesting festivals attracting a lot of lovers of the beauty of Russian nature. The festival is held annually since 2014.

Within one month unique works of nature photographers are exhibited in Moscow, and then the people living in other cities in Russia will also get a chance to see them.

Nikolai Sokolov – “Fairy Tale”

The Festival of Nature Undisturbed Russia, photo 1

beautiful photos of amazing Russian nature

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One frosty day in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian state in 1712-1918, is located in the north-west of the country. The climate in the city is temperate, transitional from temperate continental to temperate maritime.

Winters are usually fairly warm with an average temperature of about -5 degrees Celsius. However, sometimes there are days, when the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius and the following series of photos was taken in one of these cold days. Photos by: Anna Anikina.

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frosty and sunny St. Petersburg

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Belogorsky St. Nicholas Orthodox monastery is a monastery located on the edge of the Ural White Mountain, 120 kilometers south of the city of Perm.

Holy Cross Cathedral of the monastery, built in the neo-Byzantine style on the model of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev, is particularly picturesque in winter when the building and everything around it is covered with snow. Belogorsky monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Mikhail Turkeev.

Holy Cross Cathedral, White Mountain, Perm region, Russia, photo 1

a real winter fairy tale

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If you’ve never been to Russia and you’re planning your first trip, you’re almost certainly considering a visit to either Moscow or St. Petersburg. Maybe you even plan to see both. But as they are roughly 400 miles apart, perhaps it’s wise to visit only one of these great cities – especially as there is so much to see and do in each place.

Anyone who has been to both will testify how different the cities are to each other. Since the time of Peter the Great, Moscow has been described as “the heart of Russia”, and St. Petersburg “the head”. Let’s take a quick look at what each city has to offer tourists, so that you can choose the best city for your next holiday.

Differences in architecture

Moscow, Russia architecture
Lukoil Building, Moscow (SourceLicence)

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Chara Sands, a tract in Kalarsky district of the Zabaikalsky region, is a sandy area (10×5 kilometers) located in Chara valley, in the foothills of Kodar ridge, 9 km from the village of Char, between the valleys of the rivers Chara, Middle Sakukan, and Upper Sakukan.

It is a geological monument of nature surrounded by larch taiga and swamps. Novaya Chara, a station on the Baikal-Amur railway, is located 10 km from this place.

Chara Sands, Zabaikalsky region, Russia, photo 1

explore unique desert

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Snowy winter on Lake Teletskoye

Lake Teletskoye is a lake located in the south of Western Siberia, in the Altai Republic, to the south-east of Gorno-Altaisk. It is the largest lake in the Altai Mountains.

Indigenous peoples call it Altyn Kol (Golden Lake). The length of the lake is 77.7 km, the width – 2-3 km, the depth – up to 325 meters.

Snowy winter on Lake Teletskoye, Russia, photo 1

Lake Teletskoye during snowfall

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St. Petersburg (Petrograd in 1914-1924, Leningrad in 1924-1991), located in the northwest of Russia on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Neva River, was the capital of the country for more than 300 years, from 1712 to 1918.

It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million people and one of the most important centers of tourism in Russia. The historic center of St. Petersburg is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Photos by: Stanislav Zaburdaev.

Saint Petersburg at night - the view from above, Russia, photo 1

let’s fly over St. Petersburg

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