The island of Kizhi in Lake Onego is famous for the biggest world ensemble of wooden architecture - Kizhi Museum. It is enlisted in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The Historic Center of St. Petersburg is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List and features churches, palaces and houses dated back to the 18th-19th Centuries
Solovki (Solovetsky Islands) are located in the western part of the White Sea, less than 100 miles far from the Arctic Circle, consisting of 6 big and numerous small islands. There is a famous monastery dating back to the middle centuries as well as other historical and cultural monuments.
Suzdal is a historic town and a very important tourist center.
Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great) is situated in the northwest of Russia. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Russia.
The town of Pskov is one of the oldest towns in Russia. One can observe different stone structures including churches, chapels and monasteries. Some of them look like small fortresses as the town had to fight many invaders during its long history.
The Moscow Kremlin is a big architectural ensemble, a fortress and the historical center of Moscow, which is located on the left bank of the Moskva River on Borovitsky hill. At the moment it is the residence of the supreme bodies of State power as well as one of the main histrorical and cultural complexes of Russia.
Petrozavodsk is a nice city with several interesting sights and a perfect starting point for the trips to Kizhi and other cultural and nature landmarks of Karelia.
The city of Murmansk was founded in 1916. Nowadays, it is the biggest city in the world situated beyond the Arctic Circle.
The main tourist attraction of Vyborg is Vyborg Castle, situated on a small island in the gulf of Finland.
Kirillov Monastery is the biggest monastery in the north of Russia, an example of grandiose architectural ensembles.
Franz Josef Land is an archipelago located in the far north of the Russian Federation. The Land is situated in the Arctic Ocean to the north from Novaya Zemlya and to the east from Spitsbergen (Svalbard).
The Nature Reserve of Kivach is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (65 km).
Paanajarvi National Park is situated in the northern part of Karelia, Russia. The Polar Circle is just several kilometers far from its northern boundary.
The island of Valaam is located in Lake Ladoga. The famous Valaam Monastery was founded on the island centuries ago. It is one of the most interesting cultural, historical and nature attractions in the North of Russia.
This is one of the most famous St. Petersburg attractions. It had been the winter residence for emperors of Russia since the end of the 18th century till the revolution of 1917. The Hermtage, one of the biggest museums of the world, is in the same architectural ensemble.
Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a former summer residence of Russian Tzars. Peterhof Park and fountains are particulary beautiful.
The town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo or Tzar Village) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg.
Marble quarry in Ruskeala is an interesting and picturesque touristic object in Karelia.
The White Sea is located in the northwest of Russia. It is known for the medieval Solovetsky monastery and rich wildlife, including Beluga whales, harp seals and bearded seals, as well as numerous bird species.
The village of Teriberka is located on the Barents Sea coast, northeast of Murmansk.
Vodlozersky National Park is situated on the territory of Karelia and Arkhangelsk Region. The Park is a great place for canoeing, birdwatching, hiking and fishing.
The most important sight of Sergiev Posad is the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. It is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Rostov Veliky is one of the oldest towns in Russia, it is nearly three centuries older than Moscow.
Yaroslavl is a big Russian city, founded by the Prince Yaroslavl the Wise in the middle ages. It is located to the north-east of Moscow on the Volga River.
Kostroma is a historic city of the Golden Ring of Russia, located at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma Rivers.
vladimir is a historical town of the Golden Ring of Russia. It is famous for ancient cathedrals and churches.
Izborsk is located not far from the city of Pskov and is famous for its old fortress.
The most interesting sight in Pechory is the beautiful Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky (Pskov-Caves) Monastery which has been functioning without interruption for over 500 years.
Staraya Ladoga is a small village in Leningrad region with a long and great history. The main attraction of the village is the old fortress, which stands on the bank of the Volkhov River.
The most famous historical attraction of the city is Tikhvin Men's Monastery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
Alexander Svirsky Monastery of the Holy Trinity is situated at the distance of 21 kilometers of the town of Lodeinoe Pole, near the border between Leningrad region and the Republic of Karelia.
Verkhnie Mandrogi is a reconstructed traditional Russian village. It is located on the shore of the Svir River, which connects the greatest European Lakes Ladoga and Onego.
Vologda is a historical city in the Russian north and capital of Vologda Region. Vologda in famous for its churches, monasteries and old wooden houses.
Founded in 1398, Ferapontov Monastery hosts a very valuable examples of ancient frescous. The Monastery is enlisted in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The White Sea - Baltic Canal was built in the 30's of the 20th Century at the command of Joseph Stalin.
Onego Lake Petroglyphs assemble is located on the Besov Nos Cape which is situated at the eastern shore of Onego Lake.
The White Sea (Belomorskie) Petroglyphs are located in the forest not far from the town of Belomorsk.
There are several villages in Karelia which represent the culture and history of the local population. In some villages one can observe the examples of wooden architecture such as small churches and chapels as well as traditional houses.
The town of Kronstadt is located 40 kilometers from Saint Petersburg on the Island of Kotlin in the Gulf of Finland and it is famous for its naval history.
Novodevichy Convent (or New Maiden's Convent) is one of the most famous and beautiful monasteries in Russia.
The State Tretyakov Gallery holds the great collection of Russian art and Russian icons.
The Cathedral of Our Christ the Savior is the largest Orthodox church in Russia. Located very close from the Kremlin, it can accommodate up to 10000 people at the same time.
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts features excellent collection of graphic arts, sculpture, crafts, numismatology and archeology monuments and artistic photography.
Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve is a former residence of Russian tsars. At the moment it is a state museum of art, history and architecture and a nature preserve located in the southern part of Moscow.
Moscow metro is famous for it's architecture. Many tations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescous.
The term North Pole usually refers to the Geographic North Pole – the northernmost point on the surface of our planet, where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.
Novaya Zemlya is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia.
The Spitsbergen (Svalbard) archipelago is a group of big and small islands, located by the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea.
The town of Arkhangelsk was founded in 1584 on the bank of the Severnaja Dvina River, close to the eastern shore of the White Sea.
Kargopol is one of the oldest towns in the Northwest of Russia.
Kenozersky National Park is known for the beautiful and untouched nature, traditional villages and historical churches.
Malye Korely is an open-air museum of wooden architecture and folk art, which respresents traditional lifestyle of northern Russian villages.
Nenets Autonomous Okrug (region) is located in the north of Russia, by the Arctic Ocean. The name of the region is originated with the local population - Nenets people.
Khibiny mountains are located in the Kola Peninsula. It is a great destination for hikers, downhill skiers and wilderness lovers.
The Kandalaksha Bay is located in the southern part of the Kola Peninsula. It is rich with wildlife.
This beautiful area is situated in the central and north-eastern part of the Kola Peninsula.
The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on Zayachy island, which is located on the Neva River.
St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Russia.
The Icebreaker Krasin is one of the symbols of the Russian arctic fleet. She took part in numerous polar expeditions in Arctic including the rescue of the expedition of Umberto Nobile, rescue of SS Monte Servantes and the convoy PQ-15.
Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was built in honour of the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812.
The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral, a museum and a monument of Russian architecture.
The legendary Aurora cruiser is docked at Petrogradsky embankment of Saint Petersburg.
Smolny Convent was established is 1744 by the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Tzar Peter the Great. It played an important role during the revolution events of 1917 as the main headquarters of the Bolsheviks.
Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg is a historic building featuring aristocratic interiors of the 18th-20th Centuries and an exhibition devoted to Gregory Rasputin, a mystical figure in the Russian history.
The town of Pavlovsk, which is famous for its palace and park ensemble, is located 26 kilometers to the south of Saint Petersburg.
Seids and labyrinths are ancient sacred places. They are believed to be the traces of ancient civilizations that inhabited Scandinavia and the north of Russia ages ago.