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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

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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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Tsarskoye Selo is a museum-reserve located in Pushkin town, part of St. Petersburg. It includes a palace and park ensemble of the 18th-19th centuries, the former imperial country residence.

In the center of the Catherine’s Park, which is part of the museum-reserve, you can see the beautiful body of water called the Bolshoy (Great) Pond. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

The Great Pond, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, photo 1

the sights of the Great Pond

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Aug/15

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St. Petersburg from above. Part 2

Let’s continue our flight over the sights of St. Petersburg, the second major city in Russia.

The second part of photos taken from a helicopter during the flight over the city. The first part. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

The intersection of Bolshoy Prospekt and Andreevsky Boulevard.

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The Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas is the last and largest naval cathedral of the Russian Empire built in Kronstadt (a small town which is part of St. Petersburg) in 1903-1913. It is the tallest building in Kronstadt (70.5 meters).

This majestic cathedral is a monument to all sailors of the Russian Navy. Kronstadt, founded by order of Peter I, was the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet since 1720s. Since 2013, the cathedral is considered the main church of the Russian Navy. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

wonderful cathedral

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Aug/15

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St. Petersburg from above. Part 1

St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire, is a unique city with its own rules of conduct. To preserve historic buildings, the legacy of the era of the Russian Empire, the construction of high-rise buildings is not permitted in the city center.

The general plan of Saint Petersburg of the 19th century has remained practically unchanged since that time. Straight streets, strict compliance with the architectural styles, all of this can be seen particularly well from above, when flying over the city in a helicopter. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

Saint Petersburg, Russia from above, photo 1

let’s fly over amazing Saint Petersburg

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The mansion of Mikhail Aseev, opened after restoration in the autumn of 2014, is one of the most outstanding sights of Tambov.

This luxury two-storey house is located in the most prestigious part of the city – in the park on the picturesque bank of the River Tsna (Gogol Street, 1).

Mikhail Aseev's mansion, Tambov, Russia, photo 1

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The Hermitage is a park pavilion built in the Baroque style in the Catherine’s Park in Tsarskoye Selo, the former Russian imperial country residence located near St. Petersburg.

The pavilion, constructed in 1744-1754, served for entertainment meetings of the courtiers. The Hermitage combines white columns, pilasters, architraves, pale turquoise walls and a number of gold-plated elements. Sixty-four decorative columns, stucco garlands, masks, lush window frames don’t leave smooth surfaces. Photos by: deletant.

The Hermitage Pavilion, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, photo 1

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