The Most Famous Russian Landmarks

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Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

The Russian Federation is not only famous for its geological and natural landscapes, but also for its historical and cultural landmarks. Some of these spots are located quite far from each other, and you may find them exclusively in different areas of the country, but they are undoubtedly worth checking out right now. Here are some of the most significant and impressive Russian landmarks you should know about.
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Hermitage Museum – The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace, located in Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, today is well known for housing the Hermitage Museum and as one of the the most beautiful and popular architectural structures in the world.

St. Basil Cathedral

St Basil Cathedral is located right in the heart of Moscow, in Red Square, and is famous for its outstanding architectural forms and the tragic tale surrounding its history. Today, it is an Orthodox museum.

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace, located in Pushkin, a suburb of St. Petersburg, is considered to be one of the most significant gems Russia has to offer its visitors. The exterior of the buildings and its statues are both covered with fine ancient gold.

The Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and its famous Red Square are both located in the heart of Moscow and considered to be the most beautiful places in Russia. The Moscow Kremlin dates back to the 14th century and has played a significant role in Russian history.

The Peterhof Palace

Constructed in a suburb of Saint Petersburg by the order of Peter I, this architectural masterpiece beats all the historical building charts. Today, it is a historical museum full of structures made of fine gold and red wooden floors.

Mayakovskaya metro station

The Mayakovskaya metro station, located in the Tverskoy district of Moscow, is considered to be one of the most beautiful stations in the world. This Art-Deco style design is truly impressive because it consists of 34 Soviet colored mosaics along with many marble columns and named after the famous Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island is located near the famous Russian lake Orega near the Volga river and considered to be the only place in Russia with a huge number of beautiful wooden churches built without a single nail.

Kul-Sharif Mosque

The Kul-Sharif Mosque is located in Kazan and is considered to be one of the biggest and most beautiful mosques in Russia.

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