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S-189 is a submarine of Project 613 moored at Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment in St. Petersburg and converted into a museum.

Project 613 submarines (according to NATO classification: “Whiskey”) are Soviet medium-sized diesel-electric submarines built in 1951-1957. This series became the most massive in the Soviet submarine fleet (215 submarines). Photos by: deletant.

The conning tower of S-189.

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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia approaching soon, it’s worth getting to know the featured cities so you can plan your travels accordingly.

With 11 diverse destinations, you can experience the best of this vibrant and colorful nation while enjoying world-class games. This guide will go over the top sights in each World Cup city so you can have the trip of a lifetime!

explore the cities of the World Cup 2018

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Aug/17

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Cruise on the Volga River – Myshkin

Myshkin is a small town with a population of about 5,700 people located on the left, high bank of the Volga River (Rybinsk Reservoir) in the Myshkinsky district of the Yaroslavl region.

Since the mid-1990s, Myshkin has become a major tourist center, one of the stops during cruises along the Volga. The town has a complex of museums, including the Mouse Museum – the symbol of Myshkin. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

walk the streets of Myshkin

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The Volga Bulgaria was a state that existed in the Middle Volga and the Kama basin in the 10th-13th centuries. The capital of the state was located on the bank of the Volga River in the town of Bulghar, about 140 km from Kazan in the present Republic of Tatarstan.

Today, the Bulgarian Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve is opened on the site of this ancient town. Bulgarian museum on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

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Jun/17

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Cruise on the Volga River – Tutayev

Tutayev (until 1918 – Romanov-Borisoglebsk) is a historical town with a population of about 40,000 people located in the Yaroslavl region. It is one of the towns included in the famous tourist route known as the Golden Ring of Russia.

This town, standing on both banks of the Volga River, appeared as a result of the merger of two towns – Romanov and Borisoglebsk located on opposite banks. You can visit Tutayev during a cruise on the Volga River. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

stroll around Tutayev

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Kolomenskoye, a former royal residence, is a well-known art historical-architectural and natural-landscape museum-reserve. It is located south of the center of Moscow and covers an area of 390 hectares.

One of the sights of this place is the reconstruction of the Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich – a wooden palace originally built in the second half of the 17th century.

beautiful spring scenery

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May/17

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Mouse Museum in Myshkin

Myshkin is a small town with a population of only about 5,700 people located on the left, high bank of the Volga River (Rybinsk Reservoir), in the Myshkin district of the Yaroslavl region.

Since the mid-1990s, Myshkin has become a major tourist center. In the town, a complex of museums (Myshkin People’s Museum) is formed, which includes a museum of mouse – the symbol of the town. Photos by: zhzhitel.

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Discharge of excess water at the Volga Hydroelectric Station – the largest hydroelectric station in the European part of Russia and Europe located near the city of Volzhsky in the Volgograd region.

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The park complex of the history of equipment named after K.G. Sakharov is an open-air museum located on the outskirts of Avtozavodsky district of the city of Tolyatti.

The museum has more than 460 exhibits showing the development of the automobile, armored, aviation, railway equipment, as well as missile and artillery, naval armaments. Equipment History Park in Tolyatti on Google Maps. Photos by: Konstantin Antipin.

Equipment History Park, Tolyatti, Russia, photo 1

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Nov/16

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Museum of Lace in Vologda

Vologda, included in the list of Russian cities that have particularly valuable historical heritage, has a unique museum – Museum of Lace, the only one in the country.

The museum is located in the historic center of the city, in a two-story stone building – the object of cultural heritage of the 18th century (Kremlovskaya Square, 12). Working hours: 10:00 – 17:00. Closed: Monday, Tuesday.

Lace Museum, Vologda, Russia, photo 1

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