Photogallery: Smolensk, Russia
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 87 pictures
Today we move northwards, to the Yaroslavl Oblast in the Russian Federation. We visit an ancient town that today is one of the most important tourist centers in Russia and also is part of the so called Russian Golden Circle.
If the French kings have Versailles, we, the Russians, we will have our Versailles. Perhaps this thought passed through the head of the Russian Tsar Peter I the Great. In 1715 he started building a gorgeous complex of palaces and gardens with fountains, which today come to admire tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Where should you go to get to the Russian Versailles? The town of Petergof is just a few dozen kilometers from St. Petersburg.
Visiting theLenin mausoleum in Moscow is a special experience. What is it like, seeing a person who has so significantly entered the world history? What is it like to see a person who is embalmed? And is Lenin's body in the mausoleum real?
The administrative, policial, economic, cultural and educational capital of the Russian Federati...
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