17 (out of 28) UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Russia; Russia Beyond

From Moscow’s Red Square to Crimea’s Chersonesus, these jaw-dropping buildings, cities, and areas are soaked in history and culture.

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Kronotsky Nature Reserve geyser named “Vostochny-45” after Vostochny Port JSC, celebrating its 45th anniversary; Port News

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7 things you should do if you have 24 hours in Moscow; Sara Shah; This Is Insider

Many of Moscow’s main attractions, including Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and the GUM store, are within walking distance of each other.

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The Embalmed Body of Vladimir Lenin is Still on Display and Still Controversial; Samantha Flaum; The Vintage News

Red Square in Moscow is one of the most visited attractions in Russia. Its name does not come from communist affiliations, but a play on words in the…

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Private Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour; Moscow Free Tour; Expedia

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Where Are the Altai Mountains?; Victor Kiprop; World Atlas

The Altai Mountains are a series of mountains that run across four countries in central Asia.

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Images Show Active, Glacier-Covered Volcanoes in the Russian Far East; Nabilah Islam; GlacierHub

This week’s Photo Friday features two, restless glacier-covered volcanoes in Kamchatka, a peninsula lying on the Pacific coast of eastern Russia.

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The world’s oldest, deepest lake is full of life. Humans are changing that; Marlene Cimons; Popular Science

Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest lake. It’s now suffering the devastating effects of climate change.

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10 of Russia’s most beautiful churches; Alexandra Guzeva; RBTH

There are thousands of churches in this huge country, but we have (with difficulty!) selected the ones you absolutely must visit at least once in your life.

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A 7 day budget for your Russian escapade; Joshua Berida; Rappler

Thinking of traveling to Russia? Here’s your guide.

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