Russia Sights

Russia Sights

Kizhi

Kizhi

The island of Kizhi in Lake Onego is famous for the biggest world ensemble of wooden architecture - Kizhi Museum. It is enlisted in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

St. Petersburg Historic Center

St. Petersburg Historic Center

The Historic Center of St. Petersburg is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List and features churches, palaces and houses dated back to the 18th-19th Centuries

Solovetsky Islands

Solovetsky Islands

Solovki (Solovetsky Islands) are located in the western part of the White Sea, less than 100 miles from the Arctic Circle, consisting of 6 big and numerous small islands. There is a famous monastery, dating back to the middle centuries, on the island as well as other historical and cultural monuments.

Town of Suzdal

Town of Suzdal

Suzdal is a historic town and a very important tourist center.

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great) is situated in the northwest of Russia. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Russia.

Pskov

Pskov

The town of Pskov is one of the oldest towns in Russia. One can observe different stone structures including churches, chapels and monasteries. Some of them look like small fortresses as the town had to fight many invaders during its long history.

Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin is a big architectural ensemble, a fortress and a historical center of Moscow, which is located on the left bank of the Moskva River on Borovitsky hill. At the moment it is the residence of the supreme bodies of state power as well as one of the main histrorical and cultural complexes of Russia.

Kamchatka

Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of the most interesting and splendid places on our planet.

City of Murmansk

City of Murmansk

The city of Murmansk was founded in 1916. Nowadays, it is the biggest city in the world situated beyond the Arctic Circle.

Vyborg

Vyborg

The main tourist attraction of Vyborg is Vyborg Castle, situated on a small island in the gulf of Finland.

Kirillov Monastery

Kirillov Monastery

Kirillov Monastery is the biggest monastery in the north of Russia, an example of grandiose architectural ensembles.

Franz-Josef Land

Franz-Josef Land

Franz Josef Land is an archipelago located in the far north of the Russian Federation. The Land is situated in the Arctic Ocean to the north from Novaya Zemlya and to the east from Spitsbergen (Svalbard).

Kivach

Kivach

The Nature Reserve of Kivach is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (65 km).

Paanajarvi National Park

Paanajarvi National Park

Paanajarvi National Park is situated in the northern part of Karelia, Russia. The Polar Circle is just several kilometers from its northern boundary.

Valaam

Valaam

The island of Valaam is located in Lake Ladoga. The famous Valaam Monastery was founded on the island centuries ago. It is one of the the most interesting cultural, historical and nature attractions in the North of Russia.

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

This is one of the most famous St. Petersburg attractions. It had been the winter residence for emperors of Russia since the end of the 18th century till the revolution of 1917. The Hermtage, one of the biggest museums of the world, is in the same architectural ensemble.

Peterhof

Peterhof

Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a former summer residence of Russian Tzars. Peterhof Park and fountains are particulary beautiful.

Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk is a nice city with several interesting sights and a perfect starting point for the trips to Kizhi and other cultural and nature landmarks of Karelia.

The White Sea

The White Sea

The White Sea is located in the northwest of Russia. It is known for the medieval Solovetsky monastery and rich wildlife, including Beluga whales, harp seals and bearded seals, as well as numerous bird species.

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

The town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo or Tzar Village) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg.

Vodlozersky National Park

Vodlozersky National Park

Vodlozersky National Park is situated on the territory of Karelia and Arkhangelsk Region. The Park is a great place for canoeing, birdwatching, hiking and fishing.

Town of Sergiev Posad

Town of Sergiev Posad

The most important sight of Sergiev Posad is the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. It is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Rostov Veliky

Rostov Veliky

Rostov Veliky is one of the oldest towns in Russia, it is nearly three centuries older than Moscow.

Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is a big Russian city, founded by the Prince Yaroslavl the Wise in the middle ages. It is located to the north-east of Moscow on the Volga River.

City of Kostroma

City of Kostroma

Kostroma is a historic city of the Golden Ring of Russia, located at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma Rivers.

City of Vladimir

City of Vladimir

vladimir is a historical town of the Golden Ring of Russia. It is famous for ancient cathedrals and churches.

Izborsk

Izborsk

Izborsk is located not far from the city of Pskov and is famous for its old fortress.

Pechory Monastery

Pechory Monastery

The most interesting sight in Pechory is the beautiful Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky (Pskov-Caves) Monastery which has been functioning without interruption for over 500 years.

Staraya Ladoga

Staraya Ladoga

Staraya Ladoga is a small village in Leningrad region with a long and great history. The main attraction of the village is the old fortress, which stands on the bank of the Volkhov River.

Tikhvin

Tikhvin

The most famous historical attraction of the city is Tikhvin Men's Monastery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.

Alexander Svirsky Monastery

Alexander Svirsky Monastery

Alexander Svirsky Monastery of the Holy Trinity is situated at the distance of 21 kilometers of the town of Lodeinoe Pole, near the border between Leningrad region and the Republic of Karelia.

Mandrogi Village

Mandrogi Village

Verkhnie Mandrogi is a reconstructed traditional Russian village. It is located on the shore of the Svir River, which connects the greatest European Lakes Ladoga and Onego.

City of Vologda

City of Vologda

Vologda is a historical city in the Russian north and capital of Vologda Region. Vologda in famous for its churches, monasteries and old wooden houses.

Ferapontov Monastery

Ferapontov Monastery

Founded in 1398, Ferapontov Monastery hosts a very valuable examples of ancient frescous. The Monastery is enlisted in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

The Kurils

The Kurils

The Kuril islands are located in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the Pacific Ocean. All in all there are 56 islands in the archipelago and many minor rocks.

White Sea - Baltic Canal

White Sea - Baltic Canal

The White Sea - Baltic Canal was built in the 30's of the 20th Century at the command of Joseph Stalin.

Onego Lake Petroglyphs

Onego Lake Petroglyphs

Onego Lake Petroglyphs assemble is located on the Besov Nos Cape which is situated at the eastern shore of Onego Lake.

The White Sea Petroglyphs

The White Sea Petroglyphs

The White Sea (Belomorskie) Petroglyphs are located in the forest not far from the town of Belomorsk.

Karelian Villages

Karelian Villages

There are several villages in Karelia which represent the culture and history of the local population. In some villages one can observe the examples of wooden architecture such as small churches and chapels as well as traditional houses.

Town of Kronstadt

Town of Kronstadt

The town of Kronstadt is located 40 kilometers from Saint Petersburg on the Island of Kotlin in the Gulf of Finland and it is famous for its naval history.

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent (or New Maiden's Convent) is one of the most famous and beautiful monasteries in Russia.

Tretyakov Art Gallery

Tretyakov Art Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery holds the great collection of Russian art and Russian icons.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Cathedral of Our Christ the Savior is the largest Orthodox church in Russia. Located very close from the Kremlin, it can accommodate up to 10000 people at the same time.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts features excellent collection of graphic arts, sculpture, crafts, numismatology and archeology monuments and artistic photography.

Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye

Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve is a former residence of Russian tsars. At the moment it is a state museum of art, history and architecture and a nature preserve located in the southern part of Moscow.

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

Moscow metro is famous for it's architecture. Many tations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescous.

North Pole

North Pole

The term North Pole usually refers to the Geographic North Pole – the northernmost point on the surface of our planet, where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.

Novaya Zemlya

Novaya Zemlya

Novaya Zemlya is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia.

Spitsbergen (Svalbard)

Spitsbergen (Svalbard)

The Spitsbergen (Svalbard) archipelago is a group of big and small islands, located by the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea.

Arkhangelsk

Arkhangelsk

The town of Arkhangelsk was founded in 1584 on the bank of the Severnaja Dvina River, close to the eastern shore of the White Sea.

Town of Kargopol

Town of Kargopol

Kargopol is one of the oldest towns in the Northwest of Russia.

Kenozersky National Park

Kenozersky National Park

Kenozersky National Park is known for the beautiful and untouched nature, traditional villages and historical churches.

Malye Korely

Malye Korely

Malye Korely is an open-air museum of wooden architecture and folk art, which respresents traditional lifestyle of northern Russian villages.

Nenets Region

Nenets Region

Nenets Autonomous Okrug (region) is located in the north of Russia, by the Arctic Ocean. The name of the region is originated with the local population - Nenets people.

Khibiny Mountains

Khibiny Mountains

Khibiny mountains are located in the Kola Peninsula. It is a great destination for hikers, downhill skiers and wilderness lovers.

Kandalaksha Bay

Kandalaksha Bay

The Kandalaksha Bay is located in the southern part of the Kola Peninsula. It is rich with wildlife.

Lovozero

Lovozero

This beautiful area is situated in the central and north-eastern part of the Kola Peninsula.

Sakhalin

Sakhalin

The island of Sakhalin is situated in the Far East of Russia in the North Pacific, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan.

The Commander Islands

The Commander Islands

The Commander Islands are situated to the east of Kamchatka peninsula.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on Zayachy island, which is located on the Neva River.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Russia.

Icebreaker Krasin

Icebreaker Krasin

The Icebreaker Krasin is one of the symbols of the Russian arctic fleet. She took part in numerous polar expeditions in Arctic including the rescue of the expedition of Umberto Nobile, rescue of SS Monte Servantes and the convoy PQ-15.

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was built in honour of the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812.

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral, a museum and a monument of Russian architecture.

Russian Museum

Russian Museum

The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the most famous museums in Russia.

Cruiser Aurora

Cruiser Aurora

The legendary Aurora cruiser is docked at Petrogradsky embankment of Saint Petersburg.

Smolny Convent

Smolny Convent

Smolny Convent was established is 1744 by the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Tzar Peter the Great. It played an important role during the revolution events of 1917 as the main headquarters of the Bolsheviks.

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg is a historic building featuring aristocratic interiors of the 18th-20th Centuries and an exhibition devoted to Gregory Rasputin, a mystical figure in the Russian history.

Pavlovsk

Pavlovsk

The town of Pavlovsk, which is famous for its palace and park ensemble, is located 26 kilometers to the south of Saint Petersburg.

Seids and Labyrinths

Seids and Labyrinths

Seids and labyrinths are ancient sacred places. They are believed to be the traces of ancient civilizations that inhabited Scandinavia and the north of Russia ages ago.