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Russia Things to Do

  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    The official website of the Kremlin is: http://www.kreml.ru/en/ The website gives details about different exhibitions at various museums in the Kremlin, and information about entry times and ticket prices. There is historical information on the website too. The Kremlin, Russia’s seat of power, is much more than a place of government. It is an...

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  • Cathedrals and Churches

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Church of Christ the Savior on the Spilled Blood was built between 1881 and 1907 by architect Alfred Parland at the place where Emperor of Russia, Tsar of Poland, Great Duke of Finland and etc. and etc. Alexander II was mortally wounded. According to plans of criminal group consisted of Andrei Zhelyabov, Sofia Perovskaya, Nickolay Kibalchich,...

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  • Men club Barsuk: strip bar

    Kazan' Things to Do

    Great club if you are on a business trip in Kazan alone or in company. When I saw there was about 10 beautiful dancers. The bar is a good choice. Dancing like me). I had a nice time surrounded by charming predstavitelnets women.

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  • Mamayev Kurgan

    Volgograd Things to Do

    Visiting the WWII memorial complex is a must in Volgograd. The complex is called To the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle and it is well-known all over FSU countries as Mamayev Kurgan. It attracts lots of Russian and foreign visitors. As Hedrick Smith wrote in his book "The Russians" in 1976, it's "the towering World War II monument, a 160-foot...

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  • Grand Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Peterhof Things to Do

    The Palace Church was built in 1751 by architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. This Church played a special role in the history of the Russian imperial court. In the summer months, when Peterhof turned into a kind of "countryside capital" of the Russian Empire, the temple became a center of religious life of the country.

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  • Red Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    As ancient chronicles assert, the Red Square appeared at the end of 15th century, when Ivan III ordered to ruin all wooden buildings, surrounding the Kremlin and threatening with the fire, and to allot this area for a market. That's how the first name of the square - Trade Square ("Torgovaya") appeared. However, in 16th century the Square was...

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  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    After the restoration of Imperial Main Headquarters or General Staff, that building has exhibition dedicated to Russian Imperial Life Guard and French Fine Art of XIX and XX centuries. Today this is the part of the State Hermitage. You are going to find here splendid interiors of first half of XIX century. In Russian Empire such interiors were very...

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  • The Panorama and Mill

    Volgograd Things to Do

    Beside the Stalingrad museum in Volgograd is a red brick building full of bullet holes. This is the only (to my knowledge) remaining building from the former Stalingrad. Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov is credited with holding this building against the Nazis for an amazing length of time, and against all odds. He is one of the most famous heroes of the...

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  • Red Square - Saint Basil Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    Whether you are religious or not, Orthodox or not, the building commonly known as St Basil's Cathedral, at Red Square in Moscow is a feast for the eyes. It is colourful. It is picturesque. It is awe-inspiring. And that is just the view from outside. Wait until you go inside. There are actually 9 separate churches. The icons and mosaics are...

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  • Museums

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Before learning Russian and visiting St Petersburg, I never appreciated just how rich and complex Russia's contemporary history has been. After visiting Erarta, however, I've found that the museum not only works hard at presenting truly innovative works of art, its art also reflects Russia's contemporary history and society in a very organic way. I...

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  • Metro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    If you do not speak or understand the Russian, the Moscow Metro can seem complicated to use. However, when you start to use it you will quickly realize that it is actually quite simple. In addition, the Moscow Metro is also an important tourist attraction because of the beauty of some stations. You also explained which stations worth visiting.

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  • St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    This familiar site you can see on my photo is site we saw when we arrive and last place we saw upon departure to Russian capital. Somehow, the island and his famous fortress is not be part our organized tour guide. Our tour guide was tell us many story and facts about this place. We simply could not miss it. When we arrive on island, everything...

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  • Arbat Street

    Moscow Things to Do

    Good news: The widely known – in narrow circles – Melnikov House will soon become a museum. Err… ‘Soon’ is a very vague notion in Russian, it may be tomorrow, it may be next century. Hopefully the authorities will hurry, as this symbol of the 1920s experimental art is currently not in a very good shape. Indeed, it’s a miracle it had survived,...

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  • Palaces

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    We arrived at the Yusupov Palace by boat after a scenic cruise beginning in one of the canals and ending on the Moika almost directly in front of the palace! The somewhat austere exterior of the Yusupov Palace belies the richly decorated and furnished interior of this palace. Today the golden colored, colonnaded facade of the Yusupov still sits on...

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  • Bolshoi Theatre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    In Russian, "BOLSHOI" means "big". The Bolshoi Theatre is world famous, and the Bolshoi Ballet Company tours around the world. Who hasn't heard of the Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Theatre? Somehow I was expecting the Bolshoi Theatre to be .... well..... more "Bolshoi" ... bigger .... It was smaller than I imagined it would be. Nevertheless, it is a...

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  • Monuments

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    You can find this monument in Saint Petersburg at Prospect Stachek 108. You need car or take a bus o tram from the metro Station “Avtovo”. This monument was installed in 1951, during the celebration the Victory over Nazi Germany. This tank KV-85 was designed in 1943 and in replaced previous models of Soviet heavy tanks KV-1 and KV-85. This tank has...

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  • Red Square - Lenin Mausoleum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    We are history buffs, and have an interest in Russian and Soviet History. Vladimir Lenin is arguably one of the most recognised faces in world history and his policies had a far reaching impact not just on Russia and the Soviet Union, but on other nations and societies as well. We visited Lenin's mausoleum at Red Square in Moscow. Lenin died on...

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  • City Environs

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    A lovely summer palace, almost like a cottage at the far end of Peterhof Garden, right at the shore of the Gulf of Finland. This is said to have been the pet project of Peter the Great. After him, Catherine added another wing to the building. Don't you just love the warm coloring? Note: no photography or video allowed

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  • Novodevichyi Convent

    Moscow Things to Do

    CONJUNTO CONVENTUAL DE NOVODEVICHI UNESCO describe de la siguiente guisa este Patrimonio de la Humanidad: Edificado en los siglos XVI y XVII, en estilo barroco moscovita, el Convento de Novodevichy, situado al suroeste de Moscú, fue uno de los tantos eslabones de la cadena de monasterios que formaban parte del sistema defensivo de la ciudad. Este...

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  • Rivers and Canals

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Moyka River is situated in the central part of Saint Petersburg. It takes its source from Fontanka River in Summer Garden and flows generally west till it fall into the River Neva in front of Southern coast of Vasilyevsky Island. Moyka River is five kilometers long and forty meters wide. This river flows by Field of Mars and crosses Nevsky...

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  • Red Square - G.U.M. - Gosudarstevemy...

    Moscow Things to Do

    GUM (Russian: ГУМ, is abbreviation of the Russian: Главный универсальный магазин, read: Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin, with meaning "main universal store") is the name of...

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  • Other Attractions

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Worth a visit, although generally not as ornate as Moscow, there are still some beautiful stations See my SPB transport tips for some photo's The St Petersburg Metro is reputed to be the deepest one in the world due to the fact that St Petersburg is actually mad up of a number of islands.

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  • Tverskaya Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    Tverskaya Street Hostel is the worst hostel of Moscow. There lot of mafia guys and girls stay, and commit crimes with the help of management. I have had very bad experience there. Thank God, I was strong enough to fight them, but I really feel deeply for other ordinary people, especially girls/women, who can't even fight against it. I want to...

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  • Parks and Squares

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    April 16th, 1917, was the date that was to interminably change the course of Russian history. This was the day that Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile to assume leadership of the revolutionary Bolshevik party. The previous month Tsar Nicholas II had been forced to abdicate and the country was being run by a provisional government made up...

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  • Vorobievy Hills

    Moscow Things to Do

    Sparrow Hills (Russian: Воробьёвы го́ры, read: Vorobyovy Gory) is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River. My group and I visit this hill on our first organized tour trough city. This is one of highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or...

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  • Nevsky Avenue

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    When you are strolling along Nevsky Prospect toward the Admiralty pay you attention on the wall of house number 14 built in 1939. On the right hand side from the main entrance you are going to find blue shield with white inscription in Russian “Citizens! During the Artillery Bombardment this side of the street is the most dangerous”. This is...

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  • VDNKh Exhibition

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    There’s a place in Moscow that should not be missed by any tourist visiting the city. It has everything one might expect from an ancient city whose history richened over the years until it reached perhaps its most dramatic period in the mid 20’th century. There are buildings that represent some of the most exotic corners of Russia and its closest...

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  • Admiralty

    5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    This huge complex of buildings can be seen from the three main thoroughfares of the city. You can see this tower with the old spire crowned with a weather vane shaped like a caravelle. The spire rises above the city to a height of more than 70 meters. The caravelle over there became one of the symbols of the city.

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  • Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The last time that I visited the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was in the year 2007. It is very centrically located, almost next door to the Kremlin. I crossed on foot the Patriarch Bridge and entered the Cathedral. Religious fervor in Russia is great. All the women, without exception, covered their heads with a handkerchief. In Spain, for...

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  • St.Isaac's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Having a boat trip along the city canals you will see lots of magnificent edifices. his is the golden dome of St.Isaac's Cathedral built in 1818 - 1848. St.Isaac was the patron saint of Peter the Great. According to the legend, St.Isaac lived in the fourth century A.D. He protected Christians from the Roman Emperor, for which he was subjected to...

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  • KGB Headquarters Lubyanka

    Moscow Things to Do

    Back in 1979 I was on a student tour in the Soviet Union (as it was called) While in Moscow I walked around the KBG headquarters to see what it was all about. There was a basement window with steel bars. It was bare except for some metal cups and eating utensils. In the next room were crew-cut young men in white shirts and black neckties sitting at...

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  • Theaters and Concert Halls

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Seeing The Mariinsky Theater" was one of the hightlights of my visit to St. Petersburg. This theater is the home of an opera company, and an orchestra, as well as a very famous ballet company. Once known as the Kirov during the Soviet era, for anyone who has studied or loves ballet, this building might be likened to a shrine!! The Mariinsky has...

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  • Red Square - State History Museum

    Moscow Things to Do

    State Historical Museum stands on the central square of Moscow beside the walls of the ancient Kremlin and is the largest national museum in Russia. It was established in 1872 by public demand but under royal patronage of Alexander III.The museum halls are arranged so that the painted, carved and molded art objects represent the artistic and...

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  • Bridges

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    Bankovsky Bridge or Banking Bridge over Griboyedov Canal is situated between houses 27 and 30 on Embankment of Griboyedov Canal near the University of Finance. Construction of that pedestrian bridge started in 1825 during the reign of Emperor Alexander I of All Russian, Czar of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. Project was created by two engineers...

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  • Gorky Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Gorky Park seems to have been restored since my last time in Moscow and I had a very pleasant time there. It was late evening and I walked , wlaked walked on by in lots of directions , along the river. I also had some snack and watched people skating and strolling around. There were music and funny people entering in the cold water of the...

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  • Czar's Village

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    We went on a nice half-day Pushkin -trip with Eclectica excursions from Nevsky Prospekt to visit The Catherine palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo. Tsarskoye Selo is situated 25 km south-east of Saint Petersburg. It was very practical to take an organized trip because we were taken exactly were we wanted, and we were even able to see the...

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  • Vysotki - Seven Sisters

    Moscow Things to Do

    Stalin did build seven other skyscrapers however, allegedly inspired by the Municipal Building in New York. They form a series of huge, cathedral-like structures with intricate exteriors and are given various labels: 'The Seven Sisters', 'Stalinist Gothic', 'wedding cake architecture' and so on.

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  • Nebar

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    If You wanna see really excellent russian nightclub - it is best place! Nebar is located in the city centre on Liteyny prospect 57, and have 3 floors inside it. Loud music lots of beautiful girls and very pleasant staff ! -everybody (mean staff) is speaking english and always asks if everything is okay! In Underground floor is real Disco club but...

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  • Tretyakov Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    Tretyakov Gallery is absolutely unmissible! Definitely the top attraction of my district Zamoskborechie, I went there immediately at my first afternoon in Moscow. I was aware I was about to visit the world´s largest collection of russian art , but this place impressed me so much. Even knowing that the founder Pavel Tretyakov was a wealthy...

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  • A walking tour

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    My friend and I were planning to travel to St.Petersburg and Moscow from Poland. We had just 2.5 days in St.Petersburg and planned to explore it by ourselves. But when we read about all the attractions, we were totally confused about our route, we did not know how to see everything in 2 days. So we decided to find a guide. As it was a high season...

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  • Red Square - Kazan Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    En la parte norte de la Plaza Roja, cerca de la puerta de la Resurección se construyó una catedral para conmemorar expulsión de los Polacos bajo la advocación de la virgen de Kazan . Es uno de los iconos más venerados en Moscú La iglesia ha sido destruida y reconstruida muchas veces , la que visitamos es la primera reconstrucción que se hizo, con...

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  • Canals and Rivers

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    River cruise in twilight was highlight of great day in great City. I never done that before. I have organized cruise and our guides - dear lady that perfectly spoken Serbian and it was our guide all of our time in STP. She accompany to this not planning part of our journey and we all paid just one euro more per person. We also paid and to our bus...

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  • Boat Trips

    Moscow Things to Do

    Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge is the steel arch foot bridge through the Moskva River in Moscow. On this site from 1905 till 1907 was built bridge whose serve as railroad bridge for the Little Ring of the Moscow Railway. Authors was engineer Lavr Proskuryakov and architect Alexander Pomerantsev. In that period the bridge was call Krasnolushskyi...

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  • Alexander Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    If you got tired of the sightseengs you should go to the Alexander Gardens just close to the Kremlin Walls. It is one of the first urban public parks in Moscow and consists of three parts: Upper Garden, Middle Garden and Lower Garden. It stretches along all the length of the western Kremlin wall about a kilometer between the building of the Moscow...

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  • Pushkin Fine Arts Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музей изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is largest museum in...

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