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The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

Wooden architecture museum Kostroma Sloboda, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden monuments

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Voskresenskoye is a small village with a population of about 6,000 people located 130 km north-east of Nizhny Novgorod, on the banks of the Vetluga River. Voskresenskoye is known since the 16th century as a trading village. Local residents were busy in agriculture and timber industry.

Let’s take a look at the estate built by Sergey Nikanorovich Belyaev, one of the main local timber merchants, in 1904-1905. This amazing building decorated with old Russian carving is a shining example of the merchant’s house built using motifs of Russian folk architecture. Voskresenskoye on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Spirin.

Belyaev Manor, Voskresenskoye, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden house

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Feb/16

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Majestic churches of Tambov in spring

Late spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Russia – the weather is already warm, streets has been cleaned after winter, and you are surrounded by greenery and flowers.

For example, let’s visit Tambov, a city with a population of about 300 thousand people located 460 kilometers south-east of Moscow, and enjoy the views of the local places of worship in spring. Photos by: Pavel Labutin.

Majestic churches of Tambov, Russia in spring, photo 1

stroll through Tambov

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Jan/16

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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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The building of the Admiralty is a complex of buildings located on the 2nd Admiralty Island in St. Petersburg, on the banks of the Neva River. It is an important architectural monument, built in the Empire style.

Originally built as a shipyard, it was reconstructed in the 18th-19th centuries. Since 2012, it houses the High Command of the Russian Navy. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

The Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

one of the symbols of St. Petersburg

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“The motives of Russian architecture” was a magazine published from 1873 to 1880. The magazine showed drafts and sketches of houses, public buildings created by the followers of the so-called “Russian style” in the architecture.

This style, based on the traditions of folk culture, revived the old methods and motives of Russian architecture. Country houses, exhibition halls, public buildings, churches looked like magical houses of Russian folk tales. It was thought that these projects were desirable to build all over Russia. Pictures by: humus.

The motives of Russian architecture in 1873-1880, picture 1

real Russian fairy tale

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Every year more and more tourists come to the Kaliningrad region. They are people mainly from Central Russia and the nearest European countries.

First of all tourists are attracted by the Baltic Sea, resort towns, the unique Curonian Spit, architectural monuments of German heritage, as well as the proximity to Europe.

The sights of the Kaliningrad region, Russia, photo 1

take a trip to the Kaliningrad region

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Oct/15

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Moscow Kremlin in 1700

Moscow Kremlin 1700 is a graphical reconstruction of the Moscow fortress at the beginning of the 18th century. Engravings and plans made at the time, as well as more recent and modern reconstructions, were used to make these pictures.

By the beginning of the 18th century, the architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin was completed, and the fortress received a recognizable look. You can see several undamaged buildings that later came to decay. Pictures by: Moscow Kremlin 1700.

Moscow Kremlin in 1700, picture 1

Moscow Kremlin from the past

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Sep/15

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Saint Petersburg in 1874

St. Petersburg is a city with a population of over 5 million people located in the northwest of Russia, on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, at the mouth of the Neva River.

The city was founded by the first Russian emperor Peter I in 1703. From 1712 to 1918, it was the capital of the Russian Empire. Let’s see how St. Petersburg looked like during the time of its greatest prosperity – in the late 19th century. Photos source: humus.

The Alexander Column and the Winter Palace.

Saint Petersburg in 1874, Russia, photo 1

back to the past

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Zaklyuchye Manor is located in the Tver region. You can reach it, if you drive on the M-10 highway from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and before reaching the city of Valdai and Lake Valdai take a turn to Borovichi. About 50 km from it, there is Lykoshino station. Nearby, hidden in the woods, on the bank of a forest lake, you will find this “castle.”

The estate appeared in the late 19th century. It was built for the St. Petersburg architect and artist Alexander Sergeyevich Khrenov. Many artists, architects and writers of that time tried to disappear in nature. Photos by: Dmitriy Gazin.

Abandoned manor of the architect Khrenov in Zaklyuchye, Tver region, Russia, photo 1

picturesque abandoned castle

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