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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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magnificent church

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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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Jan/20

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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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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 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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Galich, founded in the middle of the 12th century, is a town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in Kostroma Oblast, about 122 km northeast of Kostroma. This is one of the oldest towns in Russia included in the list of historical settlements.

The rich historical and cultural heritage of Galich makes it an interesting town-monument, which original townscape has been relatively well preserved since the times of the late Russian Empire. Galich on Google Maps. Photos by: Vasiliy Nikitinskiy.

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picturesque provincial old Russian town

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Nov/19

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Tomsk – the view from above

Tomsk is a city with a population of about 575 thousand people located in the east of Western Siberia on the banks of the Tom River, the capital of Tomsk Oblast.

This city is the oldest educational and scientific center in Siberia. There are a lot of preserved monuments of wooden and stone architecture of the 18th-20th centuries here. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

The House of Merchant Kukhterin (1900). Lenin Avenue, 73.

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fly over Tomsk

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Nov/19

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Beautiful Landscapes of Iturup Island

Iturup is an island of the southern group of the Great Ridge of the Kuril Islands, the largest island of the archipelago, part of Sakhalin Oblast. The island is disputed by Japan, which considers it as part of Nemuro Subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture.

According to the most common version, the name of this island goes back to the word “etorop”, which is translated from the Ainu language as “jellyfish”. The population of the island is about 6,500 people. Iturup Island on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrey Grachev.

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amazing nature of Iturup

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Oct/19

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – the view from above

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a city with a population of about 200 thousand people located in the southeastern part of Sakhalin Island in the Far East of Russia, the capital of Sakhalin Oblast.

It is the sixth largest city in the Russian Far East, in which Russian and Japanese cultures are closely intertwined. Here you can often see old Japanese buildings and monuments. The distance from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Moscow, if flying by plane, is 6,640 km and 9,280 km (by car). Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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fly over Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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