The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and several members of his family and household were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. [...]
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. Other names include the Church on Spilled Blood, the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood , and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.
This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was [...]
Berlin Cathedral is the short name for the Evangelical (i.e. Protestant) Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. The current building was finished in 1905 and is a main work of Historicist architecture of the “Kaiserzeit”.
Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral – is the [...]
Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period and the city was first documented in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra changed hands on a number of occasions between different empires, before becoming a subject of the Roman Empire in the first century [...]
Bering Island is located off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. At 90 kilometers (56 mi) long by 24 kilometers (15 mi) wide, it is the largest and westernmost of the Commander Islands, with an area of 1,660 square kilometers (640 sq mi).
Commander landscapes of the imagination: quaint coastal cliffs and expanses of tundra [...]
The 18th-century architecture ensemble was built following the order of Catherine II in Neo-Gothic style, after projects of the Bazhenov and Kazakov, and it is the only 18th-century architectural ensemble of such dimensions in Russia.
State historical-architectural, artistic and landscaping museum-reserve “Tsarina” is located in the south of Moscow, and includes the palace complex, a greenhouse, [...]
Yelagin Palace completed in 1822 is a palace in Saint Petersburg which is situated on Yelagin Island in the Neva River and served as a royal summer palace during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. Constructed on the site of an earlier mansion built during the rule of Catherine the Great, the villa was designed [...]
St. Michael’s Castle, also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers’ Castle, is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Michael’s Castle was built as a residence for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasili Bazhenov in 1797-1801.
In the early 1990s, St. Michael’s Castle became a branch [...]
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group’s historical capital.
According to an ancient legend of a magnificent flower-covered island rose from the depths of the sea. Rhodes was a gift from Zeus, Helios – the sun-god. Since then, Bright became the patron god of Rhodes. [...]
Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between [...]
Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues/
Borobudur Buddhist complex may be the real wonder of the world. It corresponds to this rank on all criteria: [...]
Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Easter Island statues…… what you know about the ancient megaliths of Mountainous Shoria?
Mountain Shoria, is a territory in southern Siberia, Russia, east of the Altay Mountains. It is the southern part of Kemerovo Oblast.
The territory is mountainous: spurs of Abakan Range, Salair Ridge and Kuznetsk Alatau, and is rich in [...]
Lake Seydozero is located on the Kola Peninsula, in Murmansk Oblast within the Lake Lovozero and ensures runoff from the Seydyavryok River. The lake is situated at an altitude of 189 m above sea level. Seidozero length – 8 km, width – from 1.5 to 2.5 km.
In the center of the Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, [...]
Indre Wijdefjorden National Park (Norwegian: Indre Wijdefjorden nasjonalpark) is located in a steep fjord landscape in northern Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It covers the inner part of Wijdefjorden—the longest fjord on Svalbard. The national park was established on 9 September 2005 and covers 1,127 km2 (435 sq mi), of which 745 km2 (288 sq mi) [...]
Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Constituting the westernmost bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Spitsbergen covers an area of 39,044 km2 (15,075 sq mi), making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest [...]
Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, Pyramiden was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place.
Spitsbergen – “polar desert” – how often [...]
Luhansk, formerly known as Voroshilovgrad, is the administrative center of Luhansk Oblast in easternmost Ukraine. The city itself is also designated as its own separate municipality within the oblast. The current estimated population is around 425,848 (as of 2013).
Lugansk is located at the confluence of the river Luhan Alder. Is the center of the eastern-most [...]
Donetsk is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other [...]
Severomuyskiy Ridge was one of the most difficult areas of BAM. Prior to the opening of the tunnel trains Severomuisk followed by bypass railway line, laid across the ridge. The first option to bypass length of 24.6 km was built in 1982 – 1983; during its construction to a maximum slope of 40 thousandth (ie, [...]
Severomuysky Tunnel is a railroad tunnel on the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), in northwestern Buryatia, Russia. It is named after the Severomuysky Range it cuts through. The tunnel is 15,343 metres (50,338 ft) long, the longest in Russia (excluding metro lines).
The tunnel cuts under the Severomuysky Range, a mountain ridge separating the Upper Angara basin [...]