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The Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo is an Orthodox church located in Basmanny District of Moscow (Spartakovskaya Street, 15). It was built by the architect Evgraf Tyurin in 1835-1845. In the area of the cathedral, there was previously the village of Yelokhovo, which became part of Moscow in the 18th century.

The cathedral was constructed in the late Empire style with a dome rotunda in the center, with some features imitating the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The height of the cathedral is 56 meters, area – 1,164 square meters, capacity – 3,000 people. Today, it is one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in Moscow. The Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

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Rozhdestvenskaya is a stanitsa (a Cossack village) with a population of about 2,800 people located in Stavropol Krai in Southern Russia, about 35 km northwest of Stavropol. This settlement, founded in 1797, was named after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The main architectural attraction of Rozhdestvenskaya is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1873) – one of the few preserved monuments of wooden architecture in the region, a cultural heritage site of regional importance. Rozhdestvenskaya on Google Maps. Photos by: Fedor Lashkov.

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beautiful wooden church

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Cheboksary – the view from above

Cheboksary (Shupashkar in the Chuvash language) is a city in Russia with a population of about half a million people standing on the bank of the Volga River, the capital of the Chuvash Republic.

Located about 671 km east of Moscow, it is one of the cleanest and most comfortable cities in Russia. Photos by: Kirill Zdorov.

Dawn in the historic center of Cheboksary. The sign says: “Cheboksary – the pearl of Russia!”

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fly over Cheboksary

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Dec/19

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Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year! May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness comes through your door!

Happy New Year 2020 from Russia

Shrovetide (1920) by Boris Kustodiev.

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Russia is one of the most attractive recent destinations. The country fascinates millions of visitors with its epic landscapes, world-class museums, and diverse society. Planning a trip to this unknown country of contrasts is exciting and cannot be underestimated to enjoy a successful trip.

Touring in Russia can be easy and fascinating, if you know some things every visitor should know to avoid misunderstandings. Tourism in Russia is well developed, and if you buy all-inclusive Russia tour packages, you will be given all the necessary information by your travel agent. On the other hand, if you decide to go independently, you need to prepare for your trip carefully.

Moscow, Russia

how to explore Russia

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Dec/19

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The Best Cities to Visit in Your Russian Tour

Russia is one of the finest countries in the world to visit. No matter where you go, you will always receive a warm welcome and plenty to see. With such a rich history and culture, you are not going to be short of cities to visit. Here are some you don’t want to miss.

Moscow

The capital of Russia is a beautiful city with a rich history. There are plenty of places which are likely to catch your interest here but the most impressive sight is always going to be the Red Square. The Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral sit at opposite ends while the department store GUM runs along one side.

One attraction of Moscow you can’t miss is the beautiful metro stations. A guided tour of some of the most beautiful stations should be something you can’t miss.

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Dec/19

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The center of Yoshkar-Ola from above

Yoshkar-Ola, one of the cultural centers of the Finno-Ugric peoples, is a city with a population of about 283 thousand people located about 50 km north of the Volga River and 862 km east of Moscow, the capital of the Republic of Mari El.

The Malaya Kokshaga River flows through the city and divides it into two almost equal parts. Yoshkar-Ola is traditionally considered one of the greenest cities in Russia. Photos by: Kirill Zdorov.

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Dec/19

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The Best Sights of the Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress located in the center of Moscow. The oldest part of the city, it is the main socio-political and historical-artistic complex of the capital of Russia.

The fortress has a triangle shape with an area of 27.5 hectares. The southern wall faces the Moscow River, the northwestern – Alexander Gardens, the eastern – Red Square. In 1990, the Moscow Kremlin was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

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walk around the Moscow Kremlin

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Dec/19

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Tsvetnik – the Oldest Park in Pyatigorsk

“Tsvetnik” (meaning “flower garden” in Russian) is the oldest park in the resort-city of Pyatigorsk. It was laid out on the site of a swamp formed by water from hydrogen sulfide sources in the 1820s. By 1850, this place became the recognized center of the resort life of Pyatigorsk. In June 2019, it was reopened after restoration.

In the background you can see the metal-glass building of the Lermontov Gallery (1901) – one of the main historical monuments and symbols of Pyatigorsk, as well as a concert and exhibition complex. The photos were taken by Fedor Lashkov at the end of October.

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fly over the park

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Nov/19

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USA Netflix in Russia

More often than not, there are websites and online content which can only be accessed in certain geographical locations. For instance, Netflix programs which are available in the USA may not be available in other countries such as in Russia, and vice versa.

Nevertheless, there is a way for anyone to be able to access the same Netflix programs from US in Russia, and there are several means out there that will allow you to do so.

USA Netflix in Russia

watching American Netflix in Russia

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