Churches of Kizhi are Russian cultural icons. They are inscribed in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
St. Petersburg historic centre is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Russia.
The Solovetsky Islands are considered to be one of the main sights in the north of Russia.
Suzdal is a historic town and a very important tourist centre. It has numerous places to see - medieval churches, monasteries and traditional wooden houses.
The whole city of Veliky Novgorod is a big museum; there are many well-preserved monuments dating back to the 11th century and later centuries. The historical monuments of Novgorod and its environs are escribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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 Kremlin of Moscow is a big architectural ensemble, a fortress and the historical centre of Moscow. It is one of the greatest historical and cultural attractions of Russia.
The city of Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 and today it is an important centre of tourism in the North-West of Russia.
Murmansk is the largest city located beyond the Arctic Circle and it is an important tourist center of the Russian Arctic region.
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).
Located just 80 km from Petrozavodsk, Kivach Reserve is one of the most visited nature reserves in Russia. The main highlight of the reserve is Kivach waterfall. You can also visit the Museum of Nature and the arboretum with various species of plants, including the Karelian birch tree.
Paanajarvi National Park is situated in the northern part of Karelia, Russia. The park is famous for the beauty of its landscapes, and it is rich in flora and fauna.
Valaam monastery is one of the most interesting cultural, historical and nature attractions in the North-West of Russia.
Being one of the largest museums in the world, the Hermitage is the absolute highlight of St. Petersburg.
Peterhof is the former summer residence of the Russian emperors, and now it is one of the most beautiful suburbs of St. Petersburg.
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 touristic object in Karelia.
The White Sea as an interesting tourist destination in the north-west of Russia.
The village of Teriberka is located on the Barents Sea coast, northeast of Murmansk.
Vodlozersky National Park in the southeast of Karelia was created in 1991 to preserve the natural, historical and cultural heritage of this region.
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 medium-sized historical town located by the Volga River. It is famous for the Monastery of St. Ipaty first mentioned in the 15th Century, picturesque city centre and old churches.
vladimir is a historical city 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 beautiful Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery was founded in the 15th Century.
Staraya Ladoga is a small village not far from St. Petersburg, known for its ancient fortress and monasteries.
The most famous historical attraction of the city is Tikhvin Men's Monastery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
Alexandro-Svirsky Monastery is a historical monastery of the late 15th century, it is located next to Lake Ladoga and the Svir River.
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 frescoes. The Monastery is enlisted in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The White Sea-Baltic Canal connects Lake Onega and the White Sea. Description, photos and construction history.
Onego Lake Petroglyphs are valuable examples of the prehistoric rock carving art on the territory of northern Russia.
The White Sea Petroglyphs are important monuments of the prehistoric rock-carving art.
The historical Karelian villages of Kinerma, Rubchoila and Manga. Description of the sights and excursions.
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 Saviour is the largest Orthodox church in Russia. Located very close from the Kremlin, it can accommodate up to 10000 people at the same time.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts features excellent collections of graphic arts, sculpture, crafts, coins, archeologic 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 its architecture. Many stations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescoes.
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 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 represents traditional lifestyle of northern Russian villages.
Description of Nenets okrug and the town of Naryan-Mar. Life and traditions of Nenets reindeer herders. Opportunities for tourism in the area.
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 to protect the new city of St. Petersburg.
Being built in the 19th century, St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the symbols of Saint-Petersburg nowadays.
The Icebreaker Krassin 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 Savior on the Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral of the 19th century and a rare example of the "Russian style" in the architecture of St. Petersburg.
The town of Pavlovsk, which is famous for its palace and park ensemble, is located 26 kilometers to the south of Saint Petersburg.
Marcial Waters – old church of Apostle Peter and healing water springs in Karelia.