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    The Crimean mountains

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Crimean mountains are one more natural sight of the Crimea. They are old and not very high. Crimean mountains consist of three parallel ridges (Main, Internal and External) They are located from Sevastopol' up to Feodosiya. The Roman-Kosh (1545 meters) is the highest mountain of the Main ridge.

    Crimean mountains have flat northern slope and steep southern slope. Mountains cover the Southern coast of the Crimea from northern winds. Thanks to mountains the Southern coast has such warm close to subtropical climate. The snow keeps in mountains not for long.

    In January we admired slopes of mountains covered by snow and it was very unusual for us (we have never been in the Crimea in winter). Therefore Yalta hardly can apply for the status of a winter resort as the Caucasian Sochi where mountains are higher and there are a lot of snow from November till March.

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    The Black sea

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2007

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    The main sight of the Crimea for us always was in past and there will be in future - the Black sea. This sea was the unique accessible warm sea in days of the USSR. Therefore it attracted us with an opportunity to swim and sunbathe in summer months and September. The rest time of the year this sea is inaccessible to swim (though daredevils are swimming even in April and May when water temperature is 14-16C!).

    The sea is perfect in itself. You can admire the sea at any time. This year I have appeared at the Black sea with the digital camera for the first time. I could not stop and photographed tens and tens times … These pics I'll put on all my Crimea pages.

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    Nikita - The Botanical garden

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2007

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    The Nikita's Botanical garden is one more sight of the Crimea which should be visited. The garden was founded in 1812 by outstanding scientists-botanists Steven. There are about 30 thousand kinds, grades and hybrids of plants. The collection of roses consists of 2000 grades. A 1000-years old tree of pistachio grows in the garden. It has perimeter more than 8 meters.

    Russians and Ukrainians just as all inhabitants of the former USSR are not "spoilt" by subtropical nature. Therefore visiting of the Nikita's Botanical garden always delivered to inhabitants of our northern country great pleasure. I've been there twice: in 1967 and 40 years later - in 2007.
    There will be my Nikita VT page soon.

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    Ay-Todor Cape - "Lastochkino Gnezdo"

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2007

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    There is a beautiful and very unusual castle "Lastochkino Gnezdo (Swallow’s jack)" on the Ay-Todor Cape. This castle is a symbol of the Southern coast of the Crimea. It was constructed in 1912 as "the Castle of love" by the architect Sherwood.

    There is an Italian restaurant now in the castle. Every tourist considers obligatory to be photographed on the background of Lastochkino Gnezdo. Such a picture is the true certificate that you have really visited the Crimea.

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    Livadia - Imperial Palace

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Feb 20, 2007

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    The most known Crimean palace is situated in Livadia. The palace is known for two reasons.

    First - in this palace Nikolay II's imperial family spent summer months in the beginning of XX century. Many facts and places are connected here with Romanovs: emperor Nikolay, empress Aleksandra Fyodorovna (Alex), four princesses and prince-successor Alexey.

    In the second - the Livadian palace became world famous in 1945 when there has passed a conference of head of the states of an antihitlerite coalition Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. This conference determined in many respects the destiny of the post-war world.

    I suppose to create my VT-page about Livadia.

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    Massandra - The Palace of Alexander III

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 20, 2007

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    After governors Russian tsars - Romanovs started to build their palaces in the Crimea as well. One of the beautiful imperial palaces is located in Massandra. It was constructed under Alexander III's order in the end of the XIX century.

    The palace makes everybody to admire with its architecture and park. Until recently very few people knew something about this palace. I have learned about it only this year.

    During Soviet times there was settled down the state summer residence (for communist party authorities) and usual people were not admit there. Now there is a museum about which I shall tell on my separate VT-page.

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    Alupka - The most beautiful palace in the Crimea

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 20, 2007

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    The Russian development of the Crimea began in the end of the XVIII century under direction of the Russian governors. Ñolumns Vorontsov brought the special contribution in to this developing of new Russian lands.

    He constructed a palace in Alupka which is difficult to find equal on beauty in Russia and Ukraine. It reminds more English and Moorish castles at the same time. Its architecture absolutely isn't characteristic for the Russian architecture.

    This palace served as the beginning for construction of a plenty of palaces, country houses and manors on the Southern coast of the Crimea. In more details I shall tell about Alupka and the Vorontsov's palace on a VT-separate page.

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    Sevastopol' is the city of Russian glory.

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 20, 2007

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    The city was established by the decree of the Russian empress Katherine II in 1783 as the base of the Russian Black Sea fleet. There is no more convenient bay for the ships on the Black sea. They say that it is difficult to find the same convenient bay all over the world. Therefore the city is as though intended by the geographical position on the Crimean peninsula and by its arrangement for domination on the Black sea.

    Twice in its more the 220 year history the city held heroic defense. First in 1854-55 against the incorporated armies of Turkey, England, France and Sardinia. Second in 1941-42 against fascist armies of Germany. Each square centimeter of this city is impregnated by Russian blood.

    Notwithstanding the city was destroyed on 96 % it is now perfectly fine. It is possible to find there almost huge amount of sights about which I shall tell on my separate VT-page. Besides that Sevastopol' is a beautiful resort.

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    Yalta - the touristic capital of the Crimea

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 20, 2007

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    Yalta is really the touristic capital of the Southern coast of the Crimea. Great Yalta unites a lot of settlements located on the coast of the Black sea and reached several tens of kilometers. Tourists from Ukraine and Russia, from other states of the former USSR aspire there. More and more tourists from Europe and the USA appear there recently.

    During a short tourist season from July till September Yalta represents a paradise on earth. It is not damp there as in the Caucasus and a sunburn has a special Crimean shade. In Yalta it is possible not only to bathe and sunbathe. Here it is possible to find a plenty of tourist sights about which I shall tell on the separate VT-page devoted to this beautiful city and resort.

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    Simferopol' - the capital of the Crimea

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 20, 2007

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    Simferopol' is the administrative capital of the Crimea. The local Crimean authorities are located there (for example Verhovna Rada of the Republic of Crimea). There is a transport gate to the Crimea - the International airport and the Central railway station. The majority of tourists coming on rest to the Crimea arrive to Simferopol' first. Only passengers of several trains with a terminal point of destination Sevastopol', Eupatorium and Kerch are missing Simferopol'.

    In 1784 after the connection of the Crimea to Russia the Taurian oblast' was founded and in 1802 it was transformed into province. Simferopol' also was established this very year. So it's more then 200 years old. The city in my opinion has no great tourist value. Though it is possible to visit several sights about which I shall tell on the separate VT-page devoted to this city.

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    Auydag (the Bear-mountain)

    by Blosha Updated Jan 26, 2004

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    A beautiful legend tells about this mountain. Once upon a time a bear loved a girl. But she was in love with another man, and they decided to escape. The girl and her lover took the boat and sailed away to the sea, but the bear saw them. Trying to stop his beloved the bear started to drink the water from the Black Sea, but finally turned into stone. And, since then, he stands with his head in the water, trying to drink the entire sea.

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