Russia

Alyosha Monument – The gigantic Russian soldier stands in Murmansk

The 35.5 meters monument is the second tallest statue in Russia after The Motherland Calls in Volgograd, and represents the figure of an unknown soldier in a

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

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

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

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

Keyboard Monument – An outdoor keyboard sculpture in Yekaterinburg

Swallow’s Nest – The small castle on the cliff in Gaspra

K-141 Kursk – The sail of the tragic submarine stands in Murmansk

The nuclear-powered submarine sank in an accident on 12 August 2000 in the Barents Sea, during the first major Russian naval exercise, and all 118 personnel on

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The last Symphony in Klin

Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally. He was honored in 1884 by Tsar Alexander

Fort Alexander – The naval fortress in Saint Petersburg

Since the formation of Saint Petersburg in 1703, the waterways in the Gulf of Finland were of strategic importancemfor Russia. Peter I initiated the construction of forts

Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta

The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization of

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