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  1. March 2008
  2. karinabratslov reviewed The Church on the Blood (Church of All Saints). in Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Russia’s last Tzar, Nicholas II, his wife, children and three servants were executed on this spot at 2:30 AM on July 17 1918. The Ipatiev House, then a Bolshevik stronghold then stood on the spot and the family were woken from their beds, taken into the…"

  3. karinabratslov rated The Church on the Blood (Church of All Saints).

  4. karinabratslov reviewed Perm 36 in Perm', Russia

    "Perm 36 was one of the most terrible of the Soviet gulags. These prisons built during the communist era were begun as reform camps but became places to inter political prisoners under the most severe of regimes. Perm 36 was a timber plant producing tim…"

  5. karinabratslov reviewed Ganina Yama in Volga-Vyatka, Russia

    "This disused mine shaft just outside of Koptyaki became the final resting place for Russia’s last Tzar, Nicholas II and his family. Shot during the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918 after being interned in a nearby house for 78 days, Nicholas II, his wife, t…"

  6. karinabratslov reviewed The Ural Mountains in Volga-Vyatka, Russia

    The Ural Mountain Range forms a natural, physical border between Europe and Asia from the northern Kazakhstani steppes south to the Arctic coastline. They’re also known for being loaded with gemstones including zircons and topaz as well as rich in miner…"

  7. karinabratslov reviewed The Arbat in Moscow, Russia

    Arbat Street and Square are pedestrianised areas in Moscow’s old bohemian district. Now populated by tourist stores and souvenir stands this area was once one of Moscow’s most desirable neighbourhoods, lined with graceful churches and grand dwellings. …"

  8. February 2008
  9. karinabratslov reviewed The Red Arrow Train ex. St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Russia

    From Peter the Greats’ St. Petersburg to Ivan the Terrible’s Moscow this train leaves each city at five to midnight and gets in at five to eight in the morning, crossing paths with a rush at 4am. This is a romantic way to travel between these two great …"

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  11. karinabratslov rated Altai Mountains

  12. karinabratslov rated Kamchatka Peninsula

  13. karinabratslov reviewed Kamchatka Peninsula in Far Eastern Russia, Russia

    "Best of Russian natural beauty, see the grandness of the volcanoes, ‘friendly’ fish eating bears, teams of bird life including rarer eagles and other creatures endemic to the region. Nomadic groups still survive within this spectacular setting. Most ar…"

  14. karinabratslov rated Irkutsk

  15. karinabratslov reviewed Irkutsk in Irkutsk, Russia

    The ‘Paris of Siberia’, Irkutsk is the closest city to Lake Baikal. It started life as a fort, part of the Russian push into Siberia, grew with the discovery of gold in size and elegance and was where emperors and communists were exiled, making it an in…"

  16. karinabratslov reviewed Lake Baikal in Irkutsk, Russia

    "Nicknamed ‘The Blue Eye of Siberia’, at 1,637 metres this is world’s deepest lake and contains about 20% of the world’s fresh water. A filled crescent valley, many endemic creatures and plants survive in this unique environment."

  17. karinabratslov rated Lake Baikal

  18. December 2007
  19. karinabratslov reviewed Altai Mountains in West Siberia, Russia

    A beautiful, remote region of Russia, the Altai Mountains are known for glacial scenery, local traditions and the prized, elusive Snow Leopard. There are more than 1,300 glaciers in the region, more than 100 on Mt. Belukha, Siberia’s highest point and…"