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Seven Amazing Wonders Of Russia

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Russia is the largest Slavic country that as expected has a lot of wonders to offer. We decided to show you these seven wonders of Russia, thought we have to admit there is so much wonders in Russia we could make thousands list. They have great areas to visit and architecture to explore from it’s long history and beautiful landscape. What you will browse here is a list of Seven wonders of Russia, and all these cool locations are worth your visit if you ever visited Russia. Russia is a Slavic country, but it also hides ancient Viking, Asian and Scyntho-Sarmatian history plus many locations here are older than all of us together.

Until we show you the wonders of other Slavic countries make sure to enjoy Russia and yeah, if by chance you were at any of the places make sure to leave us a comment and say which of the Russian wonders did you see because we need to promote this beautiful Slavic country. So let’s see what these Russians have in their possession today:

1# Mount Elbrus

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Mount Elbrus (Russian: Эльбру́с, tr. El’brus; IPA: [ɪlʲˈbrus]; Karachay-Balkar: Минги тау, Min̡i taw, IPA: [miŋŋi taw]) is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountains, in Kabardino-Balkaria andKarachay–Cherkessia of Russia, near the border with Georgia. Mt. Elbrus’s peak is the highest in the Caucasus Mountains and in Europe, and it is the tenth most prominent in the world. Elbrus has two summits, both of which are dormant volcanic domes.

2# Saint Basil’s Cathedral

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Russian: Покровский собор). It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. A world famous landmark it was the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

3# Peterhof

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The Peterhof Palace (Russian: Петерго́ф; IPA: [pʲɪtʲɪrˈɡof], Dutch for Peter’s Court) is a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4# Mamayev Kurgan

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Mamayev Kurgan (Russian: Мамаев Курган) is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means “tumulus of Mamai”. The formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle was a hard-fought Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern front of World War II and arguably the bloodiest battle in human history.

5# Valley of Geysers

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The Valley of Geysers (Russian: Долина гейзеров) is a geyser field on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km (3.7 mi) long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively youngstratovolcano, Kikhpinych.

6# Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal (Russian: о́зеро Байка́л, tr. Ozero Baykal; IPA: [ˈozʲɪrə bɐjˈkɑl]; Buryat: Байгал нуур, Mongolian: Байгал нуур, Baygal nuur, meaning “nature lake”;) is a rift lake in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world and it is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world’s oldest lake.

7# Manpupuner rock formations

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The Manpupuner rock formations (Man-Pupu-Nyer; Мань-Пупу-нёр) or the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations or Poles of the Komi Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located west of theUral mountains in the Troitsko-Pechorsky District of the Komi Republic. These monoliths are around 30 to 42 m high and jut out of a hilly plateau formed through the weathering effects of ice and winds. According to a local legend, the stone pillars were once an entourage of Samoyeds giants walking through the mountains to Siberia in order to destroy the Mansi people.

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