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Moscow’s Unusual Buildings

22 Jul 2019

There's no doubting Moscow's rich architectural heritage. There's an abundance of traditional buildings both old and new which fill the bulk of Moscow's landscape. There are ...
15 Mar 2019

What do Rasputin and Raskolnikov have in common? Apart from the alliteration of their names, they both lived in a particular type of apartment building. Both the infamous and ...
19 Aug 2017

During my time in St. Petersburg so far, I have walked past St. Isaac's Cathedral and been quietly impressed with it more times than I can say. However, I never took the time ...
21 Jul 2017

It is a well-known fact that St. Petersburg’s architecture is some of the most beautiful in the world, but what about the secrets behind it? I went on a guided tour of the ...
20 Jun 2017

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The peaks and domes of Moscow's iconic skyline are so famous that even people who have never visited the city are familiar with many of its architectural landmarks. But the ...
16 Jun 2017

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In the first of our two-part guide to Moscow architecture, we take a look at some of the most iconic designs which never left the drawing board. Moscow's architecture is ...
26 May 2017

St. Petersburg is world-renowned for its architectural beauty, unique history, and impressive literary heritage. But how did the city get its wonderful reputation? From Peter ...
10 Feb 2017

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Smolny Convent is located on Ploschad Rastrelli very close to the famous river Neva. It is composed of the Smolny Cathedral (Smolny Sobor) and the surrounding building ...
31 Jan 2017

Vyborg is a town 130 kilometers to the northwest of Saint Petersburg, near the Gulf of Finland. It is a place with a long and turbulent history. Settlement dates from the 13th ...
04 Oct 2016

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Flicking through my Moscow guidebook last month, I was pleased to be reminded that Moscow has its very own White House. Moscow’s Белый Дом is a governmental building and is ...
23 Sep 2016

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No more than a fifteen-minute walk from Liden and Denz Moscow is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Собо́р Непорочного Зачатия Пресвятой Девы Марии) or, in simpler ...
19 Aug 2016

Moscow is famed for its beautiful and ornate religious architecture, and the Moscow Cathedral Mosque [Московская Соборная Мечеть] is no exception. The city’s skyline is ...