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Take a Stroll along Nevsky Prospekt

The main thoroughfare in St Petersburg, Nevsky Avenue, stretches from the distinctive Admiralty building with its landmark steeple, to the Moskovsky Rail Terminal, before taking a turn at Vosstaniya Square and ending at St Alexander Nevsky Lavra – the monastery founded in 1710 by Peter the Great. Most of St Petersburg's shopping and nightlife options are found either along Nevsky Avenue, or close to it, as are some of the city's most expensive and luxurious apartments. In addition to being the center of modern living and entertainment, Nevsky Avenue features a host of historical and cultural attractions worth visiting.

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Travel the Historic Circum-Baikal Railway

Running along the shoreline of Lake Baikal from the town of Slyudyanka to the Baikal urban settlement on the left bank of the Angara, the Circum-Baikal Railway is considered to be a significant engineering accomplishment, particularly in light of the fact that it was constructed at the turn of the 19th century. At that time it was one of the seven sections forming the Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching from Irkutsk to what is now the town of Babushkin (previously Mysovaya wharf) on Lake Baikal's southeastern shore.

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Russia’s Charming Chuvash Republic

The Chuvash Republic of Russia lies in the heart of the spectacular Volga-Vyatka region, between Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod. With a number of the Volga River valley reservoirs found in the north, and the Sura River flowing along the republic’s western boundary before joining the Volga, together with vast stretches of forested territory, the Chuvash Republic is very picturesque and rich in natural resources. Its natural beauty, together with a moderate continental climate, makes Chuvashia a popular leisure destination choice, and boat trips along the Volga often include a stop at the republic's largest city, Cheboksary.

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Discover the Splendor of Yugyd Va National Park

Covering an area of close to nineteen thousand square kilometers, the Yugyd Va National Park is the largest national park in both Russia and Europe. The park is located in the Komi Republic of Russia and incorporates the northern Ural Mountains and the surrounding foothills and plains, providing a range of natural habitats supporting diverse wildlife and vegetation. More than fifty percent of the park is covered in taiga boreal forest characterized by different species of conifers, and the rest of the terrain features alpine meadows, river valleys and high-elevation tundra.

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Mariy Chodra National Park

Located in the Volzhsky, Morkinsky and Zvenigovsky districts of Russia's Mari El Republic, the Mariy Chodra National Park covers an area of around 366 square kilometers. Founded in 1985, the reserve was created primarily to protect the rare plants of the region, and is home to more than 115 documented plant species. The fourteen tourist centers, routes and trails in the park offer visitors easy access to some of the most picturesque scenery in Russia, and Mariy Chodra National Park is a popular leisure destination for both domestic and international tourists. The park plays an important role in the tourism industry for Mari El, Chuvashia, and Tatarstan – all of which are republics and federal subjects of Russia.

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Barneo – Arctic Adventure

Barneo is a Russian Arctic ice base that is set up on a floating island of ice toward the end of March, and dismantled and abandoned in early May. For just forty days each year, Barneo is the only shelter and replenishment station in the vast ice and water wilderness of the Arctic Ocean, providing a vital service to polar explorers and scientist as they pursue their ultimate goal of reaching the North Pole. As essential as the ice base is to research and science, its role as a tourism destination is what many find fascinating, with wealthy adventure seekers keen to spend some time in the harsh and unforgiving terrain and climate of Barneo.

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Zvenigorod – Historic Suburb of Moscow

Located in the Moscow Oblast of Russia, and considered to be a suburb of the capital city, the town of Zvenigorod is believed to have been established in the 12th century. The first written record of the town is dated 1338 and in the latter part of the 14th century the town was given as a gift to Yury Dmitrievich by his father Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoy, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir. Although being a younger male child who would not be ordinarily be entitled to inheritance under the customs of the time which declared the first born son to inherit the entire estate, Dmitry Donskoy bequeathed the towns of Ruza, Galich and Zvenigorod to his younger son. Yury Dmitrievich, who was also known as George II of Moscow and Yury of Zvenigorod, built his palatial residence overlooking the picturesque Moskva River.

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Explore the History of Poklonnaya Hill

Poklonnaya Hill, or Poklonnaya Gora, is located within Park Pobedy, and is a location that has great historical significance to the city of Moscow and to Russia. Standing at a height of 171.5 meters, it is one of the tallest locations in the city. It is home to Victory Park, which is a tribute to the Second World War that features an outdoor display of tanks and other sights that pay tribute to this time period and those that lost their lives. Poklonnaya Hill has a wonderful variety of attractions as well as nearby sights that are worth exploring and is a recommended excursion for visitors.

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