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Things to See in Russia: Kazan’s Iron Tree Ministry of Agriculture Building

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture sports a particularly interesting building in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan in the Russian federation, fronted by a massive wrought-iron tree! Built for the Ministry of Agriculture by Russian construction firm Antica, the building’s style… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Russia: The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The name comes from an 1833 poem of the same… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Russia: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, its official name. The Church… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Russia: The Motherland Calls Giant Statue

The Motherland Calls, or The Mamayev Monument, is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the largest statue in the world… Continue Reading →

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