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Oct/20

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Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier

On June 30, 2020, about 7 km south-west of the city of Rzhev and 200 km north-west of Moscow, the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier was opened. It was installed in the place where the Battle of Rzhev took place from January 5, 1942 to March 21, 1943 – one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War.

The losses of the Soviet side amounted to more than 1 million people killed, wounded and missing, the German side – more than 390 thousand people. The Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier on Google Maps. Photos by: zavodfoto.

Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier, Tver Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very soulful memorial

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Oct/20

12

7 Reasons to Visit Russia Next Summer

Even now, in the era of internet, interconnectedness, and inclusivity, the word “Russia” is surrounded by so much mystique, so many myths. Well, since Russia has been easing its visa rules, it is quite possible to travel there and see the country for yourself.

These days Russia makes an interesting mix of preservation of its historical legacy vs becoming a modern metropolis. It is a country rich with culture, history, traditions, and art. It is as diverse as it is enormous. You have to be very specific by saying “going to Russia” as it occupies half of the continent and can look completely different on various borders. If you are considering traveling to Russia next summer, here are 7 reasons why you should do it.

Suzdal, Russia

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Oct/20

6

The City of the Dead in Dargavs

Dargavs is a small village located in the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, about 36 km southwest of Vladikavkaz. The area where the village is located has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. A large number of archaeological sites have been discovered here.

The village is very rich in various architectural monuments. The main one is the so-called “City of the Dead” – an old necropolis consisting of 97 stone memorials, which from afar resemble a small mountain village. It is the largest surviving burial of this type in Russia. Dargavs on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Zhirukhin.

The City of the Dead in Dargavs, North Ossetia, Russia, photo 1

unique necropolis

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The amazingly beautiful complex of buildings of the Nikolo-Vyazhischi Convent of the Russian Orthodox Church is located near the village of Vyazhischi in Novgorod Oblast, about 15 km north-west of Veliky Novgorod.

The architectural structures of the convent are an invaluable cultural monument of the Novgorod land. It is famous for the extraordinary variety of tiles that decorate the buildings of the church complex. The Nikolo-Vyazhischi Convent on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

The Nikolo-Vyazhischi Convent, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque convent

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If you are planning on going for a holiday to Russia, there is some good news around. Russia, after some strict lockdowns and precautions, is ready to reopen the country for travelling. But, the only downside is the fact that they are currently reopening domestic travel only. So, if you live outside Russia, you likely won’t have the permit to travel back for some time.

That said, pack your travel jewelry box with you and book the next flight in.

We are going to help you with all the rest of the details that you possibly need to know regarding the same.

Moscow, Russia

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Sep/20

7

Beautiful Lakes You Must Visit In Russia

From beautiful architectural structures to mesmerizing mountains and lakes, Russia has so much to offer. The country has a magical charm that attracts visitors from all across the world. If you are planning to visit Russia on your next holiday, then you are in the right place.

Russia is dominated by stunning lakes. Visiting Russia is incomplete if you miss visiting the most popular lakes in the country. In this post, we will discuss some of the most beautiful lakes that must be in your Russia bucket list. If you are thinking to carry the best CBD vape juice and enjoy it while visiting Russia, then you better drop this idea. That’s because it is completely illegal out there. If that’s what you are planning for then you better choose any other country to visit.

Lake in Russia
Photo by: Sergey Gorbachev.

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Staraya Russa, first mentioned in 1167, is a town of about 28 thousand people located in Novgorod Oblast in the northwest of European Russia, about 96 km south of Veliky Novgorod.

This is one of the oldest Russian towns with a large number of preserved architectural monuments of different eras. Staraya Russa on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

Staraya Russa, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque provincial town

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The Rybachy Peninsula is the northernmost part of continental European Russia located in Murmansk Oblast and washed by the Barents Sea. The coastal waters are rich in fish (herring, cod, capelin, etc.), hence its name meaning “Fishing Peninsula”.

Despite its northern location, it is the warmest place in the entire Russian north. Off the coast of the peninsula, the sea doesn’t freeze all year round thanks to the warm North Cape Current. The Rybachy Peninsula on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Korolev.

Rybachy Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, photo 1

amazing landscapes

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Moscow Oblast (unofficially – Podmoskovye) is inextricably linked with the capital of Russia, despite its separate administrative status. In terms of population, it surpasses all other subjects of the Russian Federation, second only to Moscow.

This is a region not only with huge economic potential, but also a wonderful place with a rich thousand-year history, attracting travelers from all over Russia and abroad. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

The pseudo-Gothic St. Nicholas Cathedral. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century on the place where the Mozhaisk Kremlin once stood.

Sights of Moscow Oblast, Russia, photo 1

attractions of the Moscow region

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Russia is an extraordinary place that never fails to completely bewitch those who are fortunate enough to explore it. It is a vast country with endless expanses of nothing at all and cities bursting at the seams with culture and some of the most spectacular architecture in the world.

But it is a bit of an enigma and can be a daunting place to travel to if you aren’t familiar with Russian. English is not widely spoken and written Russian isn’t the easiest to decode. You will definitely want to have your phone with you when you travel to this magnetic, mysterious country.

Getting connected in Russia can be complicated, but it won’t be if you know what your options are and how to get them.

St. Petersburg, Russia

how to use your phone in Russia

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