Archive for July 2016
The city, founded as a fortress by the Swedes in 1293, is the only historical settlement in the region.
Tags: Leningrad oblast
Staritsky Holy Assumption Monastery is an Orthodox monastery located in the town of Staritsa, on the right bank of the Volga River, in the Tver region.
The ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important and interesting architectural complexes in the region. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Russia, officially founded in the first half of the 16th century, although the first monks came here from Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in 1110.
The climate in the city is monsoon. One of its characteristics is the formation of dense fog that can envelop the city for several days. Up to 90% of foggy days are registered from April to August.
Tags: Vladivostok city
In the Caucasus, there are so many interesting places, and one of them is Lago-Naki Plateau located in the Western Caucasus, at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level.
Almost the entire territory of the plateau, known for its alpine meadows, is part of the Maikop District of the Republic of Adygea.
Tags: Adygeya Republic
July 16, 2016, the cruiser “Aurora” returned to the place of its permanent parking on the Petrograd embankment in St. Petersburg. Since September 2014 the ship was undergoing repairs at the Kronstadt sea plant.
Tags: Saint Petersburg city
Kazan Kremlin is the oldest part of Kazan, a complex of architectural, historical and archaeological sites that reveal the long history of the city. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Tags: Kazan city
One of the main attractions of Ekaterinburg is an abandoned unfinished television tower, the tallest building in the city (219 meters). Construction began in 1983, but, in 1991, because of the crisis in the country, it was stopped.
Since that time a number of projects for the reconstruction of the tower appeared, but none of them was approved. Recently, one more interesting project has been proposed.
Russia’s only amber museum is located in the defensive tower “Der Dona” in Kaliningrad (Marshal Vasilevsky Square, 1).
The museum exhibition occupies 28 halls with a total area of more than one thousand square meters. A significant part of the collection consists of amber pieces with inclusions of fragments of ancient flora and fauna. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.
Tags: Kaliningrad city
Omsk was founded at the confluence of the rivers Irtysh and Om in 1716. It was a fortress defending the southern border of the country. The main development of the city occurred in the 20th century. In 2016, Omsk celebrates its 300th anniversary. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.
Tags: Omsk city