Eastern Europe

Sophia of Kyiv Cathedral – An architectural monument of Kyivan Rusin in Kyiv

The cathedral is named after the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople, which was dedicated to the Holy Wisdom. According to one theory, Yaroslav the Wise sponsored the

Adziogol Lighthouse – The vertical lattice hyperboloid structure of steel bars in Rybal’che

The lighthouse was built in 1911 by Vladimir Shukhov. The one-story keeper’s house sits inside the base of the tower. At a height of 64 meters, it

Lunokhod 1 – The first wheeled craft to land on any celestial body is being exhibited in Moscow

The first of two robotic lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The Luna 17 spacecraft carried Lunokhod

Pysanka Museum – The collection of over 10,000 pysanky in Kolomyia

The museum was opened on September 2000, during the 10th International Hutsul festival. Director Yaroslava Tkachuk first came up with the idea of a museum in the

The Motherland Calls – The giant statue for the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad in Volgograd

The work of sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and engineer Nikolai Nikitin is an 85 meters figure of a woman stepping forward with a raised sword. The statue is

Kartlis Deda – The “Mother of Georgia” statue in Tbilisi

The statue, designed by sculptor Elguja Amashukeli and erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. The 20 meters

Volga-Don Canal – The “Meeting” of the rivers before the great gates in Volgograd

Flooded Belfry – A landmark towering above the water in Kalyazin

A Neoclassical campanile rising to a height of 75 meters over the waters of the Uglich Reservoir on the Volga River. The steeple was built in 1796—1800

Mound of Glory – The memorial complex of victory in Slabada

On August 18, 1966, the government of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic decided to construct a monument, to be named the Mound of Glory, in honor of

Kizhi Pogost – The large wooden churches in Kizhi island

A historical site dating from the 17th century. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two churches, the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome

Avlabari Residence – The ceremonial palace of Georgia in Tbilisi

The construction of the administration building commenced in 2004 on the basis of a 19th-century neoclassical edifice, which formerly housed the Imperial gendarmerie. The work was finalized

Marc Chagall – The childhood home of modernists in Vitebsk

Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings,

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