Beautiful places Russia in the opinion of foreigners
This list of the most beautiful places in Russia, we have made by examining the tourist sites and forums in English.
The Cathedral of the Resurrection of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg
Outside the temple looks impressive, but even more striking in it. Its walls are covered with family mosaic square kilometers. The temple was built on the very spot where in 1881, was mortally wounded Tsar Alexander II.
The island of Kizhi in Karelia is located in 764 kilometers to the north of Moscow. On it is the oldest wooden church in Russia. For example, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus was built in the late XIV century.
Plateau Bermamyt, Karachay-Cherkessia
Mountain Bermamyt rises to 2592 meters above sea level. It offers the best view of Mount Elbrus.
suspension bridge on the Ai-Petri, Crimea
Ai-Petri - one of the most famous mountains of the Crimea, and suspension bridges at a height of 1234 meters above the ground - the most frightening on the peninsula.
Art Park "Nikola-slothful" Kaluga region
This village 218 kilometers south of Moscow acquired the status of a cultural object due to several contemporary sculptures dot exposed on the background of the picturesque local scenery with the river flowing nearby. Around 980 square kilometers of fields and meadows.
The castle "Swallow's Nest", Crimea
"Swallow's Nest" perched on a 40-meter cliff not far from Yalta. It looks like a medieval castle, but in fact it was built in the early XX century, thanks to the German petroleum industrialist Baron von Steingel.
Zinger House, St. Petersburg
This is the canonical structure was built in the early XX century, and today it is the most visible object is the Nevsky Prospekt.
Stone columns, Komi
The seven giant stone columns were formed thousands of years by wind (they are located in the so-called anomalous zone).
diamond mine "world", Yakutia
This former diamond mine is so huge that helicopters avoid flying over it, because they can tighten down the air flow. It is the second largest hole made by a man, his depth of 525 meters and a diameter of 1,200 meters.
Business Center Relight Plaza (Dominion Tower), Moscow
First bureau Zaha Hadid project in Russia. This snow-white futuristic business center is located in the industrial district, and staircases should definitely see.
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
This summer residence of the Russian monarchs is located 47 kilometers from St. Petersburg. Gilded fountains, palaces, pavilions and endless parks on the shores of the Gulf of Finland are open to tourists all year round.
Chara Sands, Trans-Baikal Territory
This is probably the weirdest (and most beautiful) desert in the world. These sands are surrounded by the Siberian rivers, lakes and glaciers, despite the fact that it is really a desert.
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
This museum boasts the largest collection of art in the world, and he himself is one of its exhibits. The main building of the museum - the Winter Palace - the former residence of the Russian monarchs.
Yew-tree grove, a suburb of Sochi
This ancient forest is growing at about 20 kilometers from Sochi. There you can see trees, which about 30 million years.
Lena Pillars, Yakutia
These majestic stone pillars (some of them reaching 100 meters in height) are located on the bank of the Lena River in the Republic Socha (Yakutia). This attraction is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The flooded bell tower, Kalyazin
"Russian Atlantis" on the Volga River in Tver region (200 kilometers north of Moscow) was part of the Kalyazin monastery, it was often visited by the Russian tsars. Later the whole territory of the monastery was flooded to create the reservoir. The only thing that's left - the bell tower, which was used as a lighthouse.
Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk region
There were no towns, no villages, and the only way to get to this remote piece of the Russian Arctic - on a boat with an organized group. And be prepared to pay for a journey of several thousand dollars.
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
This is the main postcard image of the Russian capital and the capital's most famous temple. In fact, he is a nine churches, united in one. According to popular legend, the architect was blinded by Tsar Ivan the Terrible orders immediately after construction.
Ivilginski temple, Ulan-Ude
This temple is located 100 kilometers from Lake Baikal in Buryatia (Siberia). It is a center of Russian Buddhism as well as the location of the incorruptible body of Hambo Lama Itigelov, it is believed that he is still alive.
Mosque "Heart of Chechnya" Grozny
This mosque was built in memory of the first Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov, it is the largest in Europe. Minarets height of 63 meters, the mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 worshipers.
Cathedral in Kaliningrad
Once this Gothic cathedral was the main temple of the Prussian city of Königsberg (now the Russian city of Kaliningrad). From the XIV century the church was the burial place of princes and university professors. The latter, who was buried here - the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Tokarevskiy lighthouse Vladivostok
Kos, on which stands a lighthouse, considered the symbolic place of the beginning of the Pacific Ocean. Age lighthouse 150 years.
The mountains, lakes and green meadows of Altai is often compared to the Alps nature. Despite the remoteness, this part of Russia is visited by many foreign tourists.
Salt Mine Ekaterinburg
In 965 kilometers from Moscow are the salt cave, which easily could become the prototype of Van Gogh paintings. These strange figures - a natural phenomenon, formed 280 million years ago under the influence of steam.
This is perhaps the most famous Russian baths. With its gilded marble staircases, vaulted ceilings and statues, baths are more like a palace. This place is visited Tolstoy, Pushkin and Chekhov.