The Russian Federation has a rich history, which can be counted from 988 - the baptism of Rus. In fact, it all started much earlier. During this time, an incredible number of truly great buildings were built, which thousands of tourists from all over the world come to see.
Most of the architectural structures of Russia are located in the northern capital - St. Petersburg and the official capital - Moscow.
Buildings of Moscow
I immediately remember Red Square - a place without which no holiday takes place. The Kremlin is also located here, where the government of the country sits. It is the largest and best preserved fortress in Russia.
The GUM building is located nearby. A huge house of incredible beauty and decoration, which now houses the most expensive boutiques and other shops. Every person here will be able to find something for themselves.
In Moscow, you can also see Manezhnaya Square. Its size, fountains and statues will please everyone.
We must not forget about the temples, and the most important of them is St. Basil's Cathedral. It was built by decree of Tsar Ivan the Terrible after the victory over the Kazan Tatars.
Structures of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg was founded by decree of Peter the Great, that is, at the very beginning of the 18th century. It would seem that something serious could have happened in 300 years. But the city was built immediately great, because the capital was moved here from Moscow. It was supposed to be better than the old capital.
Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square - most people have heard about these places. Despite the fact that the city was built on water and rose strongly above the level, all these architectural masterpieces were built.
Peterhof is the residence of the king with a huge palace and beautiful fountains and parks planted with a variety of trees. Today every visitor to the city should visit this place.
The building of the Kazan Cathedral is a majestic temple of huge dimensions with its own rich history. For example, the army left its gates for the war of 1812.
The Hermitage Museum-Gallery, which Catherine II began to replenish with collections, has grown over 200 years to one of the largest in the world. Connoisseurs of art must visit this place. It is very difficult to inspect everything even for a whole day.
Of course, we must not forget about the monument to Peter the Great - "The Bronze Knight". Equestrian statue on a block of granite in the middle of the city, dedicated to its founder. What could be more magnificent?
There is also the Peter and Paul Fortress, which is also very beautiful. Political criminals were kept inside. Today there is also a museum and galleries.
Russia is a very large country, stretching almost the entire length of the Eurasian continent. There is something to see here!