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Moscow autumn colors 2021

Moscow Botanical Garden (early September)

The Tsytsin Main Moscow Botanical Garden was founded in April 1945, and claims itself to be the largest botanical garden in Europe. It covers a territory of approximately 3.61 km² and contains a live exhibition of more than twenty thousand different species of plants coming from various parts of the world. 

Japanese Garden

Melikhovo Estate

A.P. Chekhov lived at Melikhovo from 1892 to 1899, and not only wrote somw of his most famous works there (the short story Chamber No. 6, and the plays The Seagull and Uncle Vanya), but also worked as a village doctor, laid a telegraph line, and built several schools. Amazingly beautiful place!

A.P. Chekhov wrote one of his most famous plays The Seagull at this small and cosy-looking blue house in 1895.

A school which was built by Chekhov in Melikhovo.

Beautiful sunset at the Sadki estate in Chekhov

Moscow Botanical Garden (late September)

VDNKH Exhibition Center

Serednikovo

Serednikovo estate located in Moscow suburbs represents Russian neoclassical architecture of the 18th century. The estate is surrounded by a magnificent garden with round pond and canals. Serednikovo is a place where Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), one of the greatest and most famous Russian poets, used to spend summer holidays.

Moscow Botanical Garden (October)

Kuskovo

Kuskovo museum complex in Moscow is a summer estate of the Sheremetev family built in 18th century and includes Summer palace, Grotto, Italian house, Kuskovo Church and Tower bell, Hermitage in English landscape garden, the Dutch house and Orangeries. Grotto pavilion was constructed between 1755 and 1761 and was intended to represent the palace of the King of the Seas. Interior was made of whorled seashells of 24 different types which were delivered from the Mediterranean, Red, Black seas, the Sea of Japan, and reservoirs of the Moscow region.

Space Museum

Храм-часовня Святителя Василия Великого

Moscow Botanical Garden (November)

Church of the Holy Trinity in Ostankino

The first wooden Trinity Church was built in 1585 and was destroyed in the Time of Troubles. In 1625-27 Prince Cherkassky built a new wooden church. In 1692 a stone church in the name of the Trinity was build which with some modifications survives to this day.

Abramtsevo

Abramtsevo Museum Reserve is one of the most famous art museums in Russia. The history of Abramtsevo is associated with the names of artists Segey Aksakov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilya Repin, Vasiliy Polenov, Valentin Serov and Savva Mamontov. Dozens of paintings which are internationally treasured now were created there. Abramtsevo was founded in 18th century.

The architectural gem of Abramtsevo is the Church of the Savior (Церковь Спаса Нерукотворного Образа), built by architect Pavel Samarin, according to designs by the artists Victor Vasnetsov and Vasily Polenov.

The “Slovo” exhibition centre

The “Slovo” exhibition centre for Slavic Writing is a unique museum and educational complex for people interested in Russian language, architecture, culture and history. Here you can learn how Russian writing is evolving, what role it plays in the lives of different nations.

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Magnificent St.Petersburg

Panoramic views of St.Petersburg from St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest orthodox church and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

Palace Square

Bridges and streets of St.Petersburg

“Semimostie” (Plave of Seven Bridges)

The view of “Semimostie” is opened from the Pikalov bridge over Griboedov Canal, from where you can see six more bridges: Krasnogvardeyskiy, Novo-Nikolsky and Mogilevsky over Griboedov Canal and Staro-Nikolsky, Smezhny and Kashin – over Kryukov Canal.

Cats Elisey and Vasilisa

St.Petersburg cats Elisey and Vasilisa live on parapets of two buildings of Malaya Sadovaya street. Cats saved the city from rats during the Siege of Leningrad. They are now symbols of St.Petersburg.

Peter and Paul fortress

Peter and Paul fortress was founded in 1703 and is the St. Petersburg first settlement. The fortress is located on an island called Rabbit island. That’s why there are rabbits sculprutes everywhere.

Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul is the oldest church in St. Petersburg, and also the second-tallest building in the city (after the television tower). It is linked to both the history of the city and the Romanov dynasty, as it is home to the graves of nearly all the rulers of Russia since Peter the Great.

Troitskiy Bridge

Savior on the Spilled Blood Church

The Cathedral was being built from 1883 to 1907 on the place, where tragic event had happened. On 1st of March 1881, Emperor Alexander II, who had been going to the parade of troops on the Field of Mars, was mortally wounded here. His son, Alexander III, ordered to build a church on this spotto. Not only Russians, but also residents of other Slavic countries donated money for the construction of the church. On the walls of the bell tower, there are more than a hundred mosaic coats of arms of the cities and towns that participated in fundraising.

St. Michael’s Castle

John Lennon Street

A small and surprising passageway in St. Petersburg devoted to the Beatles.

Yusupov Gardens

Dostoevsky Museum

The F.M. Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum was opened on November 12, 1971 in the former apartment of the famous writer in St. Petersburg.

Night views of St. Petersburg

Ostap Bender monument

Cruiser Aurora

Monument to the St. Petersburg Photographer which was created in 2001 next to the building where the photographer Karl Bulla had a famous studio.

Nice place to visit in St. Petersburg (Подвал бродячей собаки, The Neon coffee, Room 13)

Pushkin

Pushkin, a small town in the neighborhood of St. Petersburg, was a summer residence of Romanov’s tzars family. Very beautiful place of architectural masterpieces and gardens.

Catherine palace, baroque 18th-century palace with large grounds where Russian royal family spent their summers.

The town is also famous because of poets, writers, the genius representatives of the Russian culture, who lived, worked, or just were inspired by its beauty. One of the greatest Russian poets A.S. Pushkin spent his youth and studied at the liceum here.

Kronstadt

The historic centre of Kronstadt (located on Kotlin island just west of St. Petersburg) and its fortifications are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas is the last and largest of the naval cathedrals of the Russian Empire.

Guld of Finland

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Multimedia exhibition “Van Gogh. Letters to Theo”

Very impressive multimedia exhibition “Van Gogh. Letters to Theo” in Moscow. It was great to see legendary paintings on the big screens and listen to the amazing story of Vincent’s life in letters to his brother Theo.

The exhibition took place on the territory of Design center Artplay which used to be an old factory and is currently a home to architectural studios, art galleries and music venues.