Snowy winter 2021/2022


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.

Art exhibition dedicated to the life and work of F.M. Dostoevsky

Khotkovo Art Salon

Moscow Botanical Garden

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. 

VDNKH Exhibition Center


Neskuchniy Garden

Nesjuchniy Sad which literary means “not boring garden” is the oldest Moscow park the history of which dates back to 1756.

Park Gorkogo

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Moskva river enbankment

Archangel Michael’s Church

This church is the oldest surviving building on the Arkhangelskoe estate dating from the mid-17th century.


Arkhangelshoe museum-estate consists of a palace with terraced park which has one of the biggest collections of park sculptures in the world, a landscape park, a theatre built in 1817-18 on the project of famous Italian architect and painter Pietro Gonzago, a small palace “Caprice” and pavilion Small Tea House. This is a great place to spend snowy winter day walking among beautiful buildings and sculptures surrounded by the forest and close to the Moskva river.

Moscow Botanical Garden

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.

Ostankino park

Gremyachiy Klyuch

The waterfall (or natural spring) is located in the Moscow region east of Sergiev Posad. According to legends, this spring arose at the request of Sergius of Radonezh. The fame of this holy spring spread throughout the Russian land and the site is visited by about 3000 tourists a year.

Moscow Botanical Garden



Christmas spirit of Kaliningrad region

Christmas mood in sunny Svetlogorsk!

First snow in Kaliningrad region just on Christmas eve!

Yantarny (Palmniсken)

Yantarny (until 1947 Palmnicken) is an urban-type settlement located in the west of the Kaliningrad region, on the Baltic sea coast. Yantarny is considered the capital of the Amber region. The largest amber reserves in the world (about 90%) are concentrated in Yantarny and there is a unique place of its kind where amber is extracted on an industrial scale by an open method.

Церковь Казанской Иконы Божьей Матери

The village is also famous for its wide sandy beach strip.

Moris Becked park and Masters square which got its name in 2007 in honor of masters of jewelry who in different periods of time devoted their talents and creative forces to amber.

Amber factory museum

Zelenogradsk (Cranz)

Telegraph cafe located in the building of XIX century Post office.

Christmas light show in Zelenogradsk

Svetlogorsk (Rauschen)

Hoffmann House and monument to ancient Svetlogorsk

Baltic sea

Svetlogorsk museum of history and regional studies “The wheel of history”

Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov

The Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Svetlogorsk, in the time of East Prussia, was a Lutheran Church. The Church was built in 1903 in the Eastern part of Rauschen. It is located on a hill in a small pine park.

Tikhoe (Silent) lake

There is a monument of wildlife near the lake – a linden tree whose age is more than 450 years (the information about this long-lived tree is listed in the Guinness Book of Records).

Makarov Organ Hall

Hartman hotel (build in 1910) and studio with an antique German printing press

Cultural space Telegraph and Sunday Christmas market

Water tower

The Water tower was built in 1907-1908 in Rauschen. The 25-meter building was designed in the German national romanticism style. Now this is a symbol of Svetlogorsk.

Magnificent streets of Svetlogorsk


Yantar (Amber) Hall

Beautiful Baltic sunsets

Observation deck Panorama

Amber found of Baltic shores after the storm

Coniferous forest

The House-museum of Herman Brachert

The House-museum of Herman Brachert was opened in 1993 in the country house of the Bracherts family in Svetlogorsk. This is the only museum dedicated to the life and work of the wonderful German sculptor. The museum has a total of 738 exhibits – documents, letters and photographs from the sculptor’s family archive. But the pearl of the collection are the original works of the master.

Sculpture Nimfa by Herman Brachert located on the Svetlogorsk beach

Night colors of Svetlogorsk