Fascinating Cruise Excursions through the City of St. Petersburg; Josh; Travel With Bender

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. Before Moscow, it used to be the capital city of Imperial Russia during the time periods of 1732 – 1918. St. Petersburg was, and up until today, still is a center of historical values, of beautiful art and architectures.

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The Last Woolly Mammoths On Earth Lived On This Tiny Russian Island; Trevor Nace; Forbes

This is Wrangel Island, a small island to the north of Eastern Russia that was the last home to living woolly mammoths.

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Russia’s unknown beauty: A local’s perspective; Aleksandra Shevchuk; Emerging Europe

Russia is not just big. It is huge. And it’s not just Moscow and St Petersburg that are worth visiting. Aleksandra Shevchuk takes a look at some of the other beautiful places the country offers.

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Suzdal: What to see in the ‘most Russian’ city in the world; Alexandra Guzeva; RBTH

Here you will find the quintessential Russia, humming with churches, wooden huts, festivals, and the most traditional of traditional Russian cuisine.

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Russia acts to protect Lake Baikal amid anger at Moscow, concerns over Chinese development; Simone McCarthy; SCMP

Observers say domestic issues prompted Kremlin to tighten environmental protection around the lake in Siberia, but Chinese activities also played a part.

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There’s never been a more interesting time to visit Russia; Sue Williams; Stuff

‘God bless Putin’s soul. If you detect a note of sarcasm in my voice, you are very much mistaken.’

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What’s it like to visit Russia now; Sue Williams; Traveller

The best sights and places to experience modern Russia.

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5 super EXPENSIVE tours in Russia; Eleonora Goldman; RBTH

Looking for a trip on a budget? Then avoid these places at all costs!

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Complete list of Russian regions; Alexandra Guzeva & Polina Kireeva; Russia Beyond

So what’s actually beyond Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia? It’s the largest country in the world, so surprisingly a lot! Alexandra Guzeva and Polina Kireeva have put together the ultimate list of all the republics, autonomous regions, and other subjects that make up the Russian Federation.

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Russia’s Northern window on the meetings world; Paul Colston; CMW

Paul Colston shines a Northern event light on Peter’s city

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St. Petersburg: Russian city is Venice of the North; Terry Housholder; KPC News

Amazing palaces, charming canals, opulent gardens, magnificent churches and a world-class museum make St. Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Unexploded WWII bomb found in Kremlin; AFP

An unexploded World War II bomb was found in the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow during construction works on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. “As you know, between 1941 and 1942 the Kremlin was bombed,” Sergei Khlebnikov, the commandant of the Kremlin, told the Ria Novosti agency…

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Crowdfunding Campaign: First Documentary on Persian Fortress DARBAND in Russia; Payvand

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Russian artist captures otherworldly beauty of Earth’s oldest lake; Daily News Egypt

Earth’s oldest lake – Makeeva decided to capture the UNESCO World Heritage listed-lake during the spring season when the lake is freed from ice, and seals bask in the sun when the rosemary blooms.

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Navigate the world’s elements on this 120 night cruise; The Courier

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Russians beg Leonardo DiCaprio to save Siberian lake; Rupert Hawksley; The National

The actor’s Instagram page has been flooded with messages asking him to raise awareness about Lake Baikal…

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Cross-Shaped Building Could Be one of the Oldest Christian Churches in the World; Rose Heichelbech; Dusty Old Thing

The building has some very interesting construction details.

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UNESCO adds Russian churches to list of cultural heritage sites; John Burger; Aleteia

Several churches and other religious institutions recently were added to the United Nations’ list of cultural heritage sites, in particular, the churches of the Pskov School of Architecture…

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Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments; Dorota; Everything Everywhere

Dorota’s ultimate guide to visiting the Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, a UNESCO site, covers the best things to do, and what to know before you go.

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From Babylon to Jodrell Bank, here are the newest UNESCO World Heritage sites; Meghan Miner Murray; National Geographic

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