From subtropical beaches and to brutally cold tundra regions, the Russian landscape is full of contrasts. It is a country bestowed with a rich history and lovely cities that’re uniquely awesome and definitely beyond the usual. From churches and palaces to museums, a trip to Russia will wow you with its historical and architectural wonders.
Here are 5 must-see places when you visit Russia:
Located in the Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg is an industrial city. This city has historical significance. Yekaterinburg is remembered as a place where the last Tsar of Russia, Tsar Nicholas was executed in 1918 along with his entire family during the Russian Revolution. The modern Yekaterinburg is home to numerous museums and is well known for its cultural vibrancy.
2. Trans-Siberian Railways
This is a part of the longest railway systems in the world. The Trans-Siberian Railways connects Moscow and Vladivostok, a city near Russia’s border with North Korea and China. The construction of this railway system began in 1891 under the patronage of Tsar Alexander III and was completed in 1916 by his son Tsar Nicholas II. And that is why this route is also known as the route of the Tsars.
3. Mount Elbrus
Located in the Caucasus Mountains in South Russia, Mount Elbrus is one of the seven summits, the highest peaks ( it stands at about 18510 feet) of the seven continents on Earth. And that’s the reason every year, it attracts both experienced and novice mountaineers from all over the world. The mountain is said to be formed from a volcano; however, there is no recent record of eruptions. The last eruption took place in AD 50. The visitors are taken up to a height of 3800 metres with the help of a cable car. From there, they can begin their expedition. This mountain has two summits and both of these summits are domes of the dormant volcano.
4. St. Sophia Cathedral
St. Sophia Cathedral is located in Novgorod, the oldest city in Russia. The cathedral is located inside the boundaries of the Novgorod Kremlin. It’s 125 feet tall and is adorned with five beautiful domes. Being the oldest church in Russia, St Sophia Cathedral houses a number of ancient religious artefacts such as The Mother of God of the Sign. This is a famous icon which, according to legends, has saved Novgorod from enemy attack in 1169.
Suzdal is a part of the “Golden Ring”, a ring of cities that played a significant role in shaping the Russian history. These cities have been preserved as living museums in order to preserve the cultural and historical past of Russia. Some of the unique attractions of this beautiful village are its churches, wooden houses, market and kremlin.
Do not forget to visit these places during your next Russian holiday as they give you a chance to appreciate the heritage & culture of Russia more.
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