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Oct/14

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Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola

Anyone coming to Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari-El Republic, will definitely experience cognitive dissonance. The architecture of the city includes Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam; European and Asian motifs; skill and carelessness.

Let’s look at just two interesting new buildings. These two castles were built over the past four years in the center of the city, on the bank of the Malaya Kokshaga River. The new Republican Puppet Theater and the office complex “12 Apostles”. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, photo 1

unusual urban landscape for Russia

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Moscow International Business Center “Moscow City” is a business district being built on Presnenskaya waterfront in Moscow. This place brings together business, apartments, and leisure.

Construction is carried out on the site of a former quarry, on a total area of about 100 hectares. In 2014, the volume of investments reached $ 12 billion. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Moscow International Business Center, Russia, photo 1

a couple of sunset views of Moscow

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Kul Sharif Mosque is standing on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. It is the main mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan.

Construction of the mosque began in 1996. It was a re-creation of the legendary mosque of the capital of the Kazan Khanate that was destroyed during the storming of Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in October 1552.

Kul-Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

the symbol of Tatarstan

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Sep/14

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Vladimirskiy Cathedral in St. Petersburg

The cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God or simply Vladimirskiy Cathedral is an Orthodox church standing on Vladimir Square in St. Petersburg.

It is dedicated to one of the most revered icons in Russia. This five-domed church is a monument of architecture of the transitional style from baroque to classicism. Photo by Ilya Melikhov

Vladimirskiy cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, also known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, was built on the place where March 1, 1881, as a result of the assassination, the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

The church was built by the order of the Emperor Alexander III in 1883-1907 as a monument to the Emperor Alexander II with funds collected throughout Russia. It is standing in the historic center of Saint Petersburg on the banks of Griboedov Canal near the Mikhailovsky Garden. The height of the church – 81 meters, the total capacity – up to 1,600 people. Photo by Andrey Rumyantsev

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Trinity Church, built in 1827-1832, is located near Pyatino village (western edge of Ulyanovsk region). Previously, next to the church, there was a manor of noble family of Annenkov.

The church is rapidly decaying; domes and columns in the interior are crumbling. It looks like nobody cares about preserving it. Pyatino landscape is definitely one of the most fascinating Russian landscapes. Photos by av_otus

Abandoned church, Pyatino village, Russia, photo 1

abandoned beauty

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If you like architecture, then the following video tour about monuments of Constructivism in Yekaterinburg will probably be interesting to you.

Nowadays, Constructivism (the Constructivist style in architecture) is a brand of Russia and Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk in the Soviet era) is one of the world’s largest exhibits of Constructivism. Sources: Ural Life & Culture and roomple.ru

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“Sheremetevo Castle” is a unique park and palace complex, located in the village of Yurino in Mari El Republic (about 200 km from Yoshkar-Ola and 650 km from Moscow), an architectural monument of federal importance.

Construction of this huge castle-palace was going about forty years (1874-1915). As a result, you can see a wonderful eclectic mix of Western European and Oriental Gothic, Romanesque and Old Russian architecture.

Sheremetevo Castle, Mari El Republic, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque place

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Moscow Kremlin 1800 is a project of recreating Moscow city fortress buildings of the early 19th century. It is based on various paintings depicting the architecture of the Kremlin made by artists of the time.

From a historical point of view, these images are closest to how the Kremlin looked like in 1805. Pictures by Moscow Kremlin 1800

Moscow Kremlin in the early 19th century, Russia, picture 1

Moscow Kremlin in the past

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Rostov Kremlin (1670-1683), currently the State Museum-Reserve, is one of the most amazing cultural and architectural objects of Russian heritage. Photo by Alexey Skalin

Rostov Kremlin, Russia

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