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Russia’s capital city has grown from a fortified area on the banks of the Moskva River to a sprawling metropolis teeming with Tsarist architecture, Soviet landmarks and cultural delights. Prepare for your visit with insight into its history, culture...
Much like China’s Tiananmen Square, Moscow’s Red Square has been the site of historic events and serves as the gateway to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Russia’s second city is second to none in its cultural offerings, which range from ornate palaces and treasure-filled museums to a well-cultivated arts scene. Here’s how to go about touring the grand sights of St Petersburg.
Peter and Paul Fortress
The soaring spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral marks the spot where the city’s first building lies – a fortress that was never used for defensive purposes but boasts a fascinating history as a prison, burial site and military base.