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  • Vasilyevsky Island

    Vasilyevsky Island is an island in St. Petersburg, Russia, bordered by the Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva Rivers (in the delta of the Neva River) in the south and northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland in the west. Vasilyevsky Island is separated from…

  • River bifurcation

    River bifurcation (from Latin: furca, fork) occurs when a river flowing in a single stream separates into two or more separate streams (called distributaries) which continue downstream. Some rivers form complex networks of distributaries, especially…

  • Darial Gorge

    The Dariali Gorge (Georgian: დარიალის ხეობა, Darialis Kheoba; Russian: Дарьяльское ущелье; Ossetian: Арвыком, Arvykom) is the gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia.

  • Biya River

    The Biya River (Russian: Бия) is a river in the Altai Republic and Altai Krai in Russia. It forms the Ob River as it joins the Katun River. The Biya River is 301 km long; the area of its drainage basin is 37,000 km2. It flows out of the Teletskoye L…

  • Battle of Gumbinnen

    The Battle of Gumbinnen, initiated by forces of the German Empire on August 20, 1914, was a German offensive on the Eastern Front during the First World War.

  • Alexander Column

    The Alexander Column (Russian: Алекса́ндровская коло́нна, Aleksandrovskaya kolonna) also known as Alexandrian Column (Russian: Александри́йская коло́нна, Aleksandriyskaya kolonna), is the focal point of Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The…

  • Solovki prison camp

    The Solovki prison camp (later Solovki prison), located on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea, was a large forced labor camp for political prisoners of Imperial Russia, and later the Soviet Union. During the Soviet era, as "Solovki Special Purp…

  • Kuban Stadium

    Kuban Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Krasnodar, Russia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Kuban Krasnodar and FC Krasnodar. The stadium holds 31,654 people.

  • Krasnodar International Airport

    Krasnodar International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Краснодар), also known as Pashkovsky Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Пашковский), (IATA: KRR, ICAO: URKK) is the main airport serving the southern Russian city of Krasnodar.

  • Kirov Plant

    The Kirov Plant, Kirov Factory or Leningrad Kirov Plant (LKZ) (Russian: Кировский Завод, tr. Kirovskiy Zavod) is a major Russian machine-building plant in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • Kalinovka, Khomutovsky District, Kursk Oblast

    Kalinovka (Russian: Кали́новка) is a rural locality (a selo) in Khomutovsky District of Kursk Oblast, Russia, located about 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) east of the border with Ukraine and only 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) from the M3 highway. Kalinovka is the b…

  • Gzhel

    Gzhel is a Russian style of ceramics which takes its name from the village of Gzhel and surrounding area, where it has been produced since 1802.

  • Finland Station

    Finland Station (Russian: Финля́ндский вокза́л, Finlyandsky vokzal) (IATA: FVS), also known as the Finlyandsky station, is a railway station in St. 

  • BN-600 reactor

    The BN-600 reactor is a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor, built at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Designed to generate electrical power of 600 MW in total, the plant dispatches 560 MW to the Middle Ura…

  • Tushino airfield

    Tushino airfield (Russian: Аэродром Тушино) (ICAO: UUUS) is a former general aviation airfield located in Tushino, northwest Moscow, Russia. During the Cold War this was the site of military exercises showcasing the latest in Soviet innovation.

  • Sparrow Hills

    Sparrow Hills (Russian: Воробьёвы го́ры, Vorobyovy Gory), known as Lenin Hills (Ле́нинские го́ры, Leninskiye Gory) between 1935 and 1999, is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 2…

  • Phanagoria

    Phanagoria (Ancient Greek: Φαναγόρεια Phanagóreia) was the largest ancient Greek city on the Taman peninsula, spread over two plateaus along the Asian shore of the Cimmerian Bosporus. The city was a large emporium for all the traffic between the coa…

  • Obninsk

    Obninsk (Russian: О́бнинск) is a city in Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the bank of the Protva River 100 kilometers (62 mi) southwest of Moscow and 80 kilometers (50 mi) from Kaluga.

  • Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

    The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (the official title is the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russian: Новосибирский государственный академический театр оперы и балета) is one of the most important theatres in Novosibirsk …

  • Metgethen massacre

    The Metgethen massacre (German: Massaker von Metgethen) was a massacre of German civilians by the Red Army in the Königsberg, East Prussia, suburb Metgethen, which is now Imeni Alexandra Kosmodemyanskogo in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast, in or around …

  • Mask of Sorrow

    The Mask of Sorrow (Russian: Маска скорби, Maska skorbi) is a monument perched on a hill above Magadan, Russia, commemorating the many prisoners who suffered and died in the Gulag prison camps in the Kolyma region of the Soviet Union during the 1930…

  • Kuznetsk Basin

    The Kuznetsk Basin (often abbreviated as Kuzbass or Kuzbas, Russian: Кузнецкий бассейн, Кузбасс) in southwestern Siberia, Russia, is one of the largest coal mining areas in the world, covering an area of around 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2). It l…

  • Golden Mountains of Altai

    Golden Mountains of Altai is the name of an UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of the Altai and Katun Natural Reserves, Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain, and the Ukok Plateau. As stated in the UNESCO description of the site, "the region represen…

  • Central Siberian Plateau

    The Central Siberian Plateau (Russian: Среднесиби́рское плоского́рье) is made up of sharply demarcated surfaces of varying altitudes occupying most of Siberia between the Yenisei and Lena rivers. It extends over an area of 3.5 million km². The highe…

  • Dombarovsky (air base)

    Dombarovsky (also given as Dombarovskiy and Tagilom) is a military airbase 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the village of Dombarovsky, near Yasny in Russia's Orenburg Oblast.

  • Vyborg Library

    Vyborg Library (Finnish: Viipurin kirjasto) is a library in Vyborg, Russia, built during the time of Finnish sovereignty (1918 to 1940-44), before the Finnish city of Viipuri was annexed by the former USSR and its Finnish name was changed to Vyborg …

  • Transbaikal

    Transbaikal, Trans-Baikal, Transbaikalia (Russian: Забайка́лье, tr. Zabaykalye; IPA: [zəbɐjˈkalʲjɪ]), or Dauria (Даурия, Dauriya) is a mountainous region to the east of or "beyond" (trans-) Lake Baikal in Russia. The alternative name, Dauria, is der…

  • Tauride Palace

    Tauride Palace (Russian: Tavrichesky dvorets, Таврический дворец) is one of the largest and most historic palaces in Saint Petersburg, Russia.