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Every year, in September, the Grand Cascade of fountains in Peterhof is used as a venue for the Festival of Fountains. In recent years, you can see the show within 2-3 days from Friday to Sunday.

Everyone can attend this show after buying a ticket at the ticket office of the museum-reserve. Also, this service is provided by numerous travel agencies in St. Petersburg.

The Festival of Fountains in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

colorful show

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Alexander Park is a small, but very cozy park located between the Gorky Metro Station and the zoo in Saint Petersburg.

In this park, you can find an interesting exhibition “St. Petersburg in miniature” – a collection of mini-copies of famous historical buildings of the city. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Kazan Cathedral.

Miniature St. Petersburg in Alexander Park, Russia, photo 1

St. Petersburg in miniature

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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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About 12 km from the town of Zadonsk (60 km from Lipetsk), on the banks of the Don River, in the village of Kamenka, there is almost a real ancient Russian fortress. It is located in a safari park “Kudykina Gora.”

This children’s amusement park, located on the territory of ​​500 hectares, includes, in addition to the fortress, a landscape park, a place for riding on animals, a Scythian burial mound with a wonderful view of the Don River, a lake with a cozy beach, playgrounds for children, a circus, a zoo, a source of mineral water.

Safari-Park Kudykina Gora, Lipetsk region, Russia, photo 1

the spirit of ancient Russia

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Yesterday, the 16th FINA World Championships (aquatic sports) was officially opened in Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic. The World Championships will be held from July 24 to August 16, 2015 (including the 16th FINA World Masters Championships that will be held August 5-16, 2015).

Competitions in six water sports (swimming, open water swimming, diving and high-diving, synchronized swimming and water polo) will be held in three main arenas. This is the first time in history when Russia holds such competitions.

Good luck to all the participants and let the best win these beautiful medals!

FINA World Championships 2015 medals, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

more info

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Jun/15

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Evolution of the Russian beauty

Great video about the changes in the style of women living in Russia since the 1910s to the 2010s.

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May 1, the Universal Exhibition Expo Milano 2015 was opened in Milan, Italy. The exhibition runs until October 31. The motto of the expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” More than 140 countries participate in the event.

The Russian pavilion, occupying more than 4 thousand square meters, is one of the five most visited pavilions. Since the beginning of the exhibition, it was visited by more than 450 thousand people, who learned not only about the natural riches of Russia, but also tasted the national cuisine and traditional Russian drinks. Photos by: Alexey Naroditskiy.

The Russian pavilion, Expo Milano 2015, photo 1

visit the pavilion

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This unique private museum is located in Tula region, in the village of Chernousovo. If you drive on Simferopol highway, it is about 300 km from Moscow.

The museum was founded by Mikhail Krasinets, a former auto mechanic of the USSR national team, in 1994-1995. The collection includes more than 200 cars exhibited in the open air. That’s why most of them, unfortunately, are in a fairly poor condition.

Open-air museum of Soviet cars in Chernousovo, Russia, photo 1

beautiful vintage cars

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Apr/15

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Creating a tourism brand of Russia

In February 2015, the Federal Agency for Tourism announced an open competition for the development of a tourism brand of Russia.

The aim is to develop visual symbols for use in relation to tourism and related services, outdoor advertising, souvenir, printing products, etc. The brand should create a positive, recognizable image of Russia, enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry of the country.

Creating a tourism brand of Russia, logo 2

the most interesting works

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This year is coming to an end, and, summing it up, let’s look at the blog posts that were the most popular among our visitors throughout the year.

1. The most popular post of the year was the one about unique futuristic assault rifles created in the late 1950s – early 1960s in the USSR. Impressive examples of Soviet engineering.

Korobov assault rifles, photo 1

most popular posts in 2014

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