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Top 7 Attractions in Russia

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St. Basil's Cathedral, the Hermitage and the Kremlin are just some of the attractions you should not miss if you visit Russia.

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Built between 1554 and 1561 and located in central Moscow, St. Basil's Cathedral is one of the top tourist attractions across Russia. Tourists are attracted by the distinctive architecture, designed to resemble a campfire. There's no other structure in the world, similar to St. Basil Cathedral.

Hermitage

Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is an impressive museum of art and culture. Art collections are spread across an area of six historic buildings, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.

Kremlin

The Kremlin is an attraction you should not miss it if you go to Moscow. Here are government offices, and museums. Also, inside the Kremlin will find weapons, treasures belonging to former royal family, and diamond exhibition, including an impressive diamond of 190 carats, which belonged to Catherine the Great.

Suzdal

Suzdal, called monasteries city is a city where you feel like a huge museum, outdoors. On an area of 9 km in Suzdal you can discover five monasteries from the middle Ages and nearly 30 churches. Suzdal dates from 1024, and all tourists who come here say they feel like they went back in time.

Lake Baikal

Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake plain in the world. In addition, here is 20% of the world's fresh water.

Located in Siberia, lake 25 million years is surrounded by mountain ranges. Known as the Pearl of Siberia, Lake Baikal is a tourist resort chosen by many tourists from around the world.

Saint Sophia Cathedral

Located in Novgorod (Russia's oldest city) St. Sophia Cathedral is very high and adorned with spectacular domes. This is the oldest church in Russia, and here you can find antique religious artifacts.

Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island, also known as the Island with churches, is near Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. Most villages have disappeared from the island until 1950, and now remains only a small rural settlement. In the 18th century, two major churches and a bell tower were built on Kizhi Island, which are now known as Kizhi Pogost.

Now the island and surrounding area form an open air museum with more than 80 historical wooden structures. The most famous is the Kizhi Pogost, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage.