Russia is a nation that is located in Eurasia and it occupies about 40% of Europe. Russia also extends across the entire northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world with various kinds of landforms and environments.

Russia also has the largest reserves of energy and mineral resources in the world and as such, it is considered to be an energy superpower. Russia has about 25% of the unfrozen fresh water on earth.

What’s more, it is also the country with the largest forest reserves in the world. It has about 142 million people living on its land and the land area of Russia is about 1/8th of the world’s land area.

Moscow is the capital city of Russia and it is also the country’s largest city. Saint Petersburg is one other largest city in Russia.

The products that Russia exports to other countries consist of timber, metals, natural gas, oil, etc. About 3/4th of its population are living in urban areas and the remaining people live in the rural regions.

About one hundred languages are spoken in Russia and there are about one hundred and sixty ethnic groups in the country. The religions that are followed by the Russians are Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism.

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    Admiralty Building

    The Admiralty building is the former headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy in St. Petersburg, Russia and the current headquarters of the Russian Navy.

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    Alexander Park

    The Alexander Park runs directly to the west of the Catherine Palace, and covers around 200 hectares. It begins with what is left of the New Garden, a square surrounded by the Cross Canal and divided into four smaller squares, each with a complex geometrical lay-out.

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    Anchor Square

    The Anchor Square is the central square of the town. This name was borrowed from 18th century when territory around the Kronstadt Admiralty was used for keeping old anchors and another ship equipment.

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    Babolovsky Park

    Babolovsky Park, a monument of landscape architecture situated in the southwestern part of Pushkin town is a part of Tsarskoe Selo palace park ensemble. Its area consists of 268,8 hectares.

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    Battle of the Neva

    The Battle of the Neva was fought between the Novgorod Republic and Karelians against Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Tavastian armies on the Neva River, near the settlement of Ust-Izhora, on 15 July 1240.

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    Bolghar was intermittently capital of Volga Bulgaria from the 8th to the 15th centuries, along with Bilyar and Nur-Suvar.

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    Cabin of Peter the Great

    The cabin of Peter the Great is a small wooden house which was the first St Petersburg "palace" of Tsar Peter the Great. The log cabin was constructed in three days in May 1703, by soldiers of the Semyonovskiy Regiment.

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    Catherine Palace

    The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.

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    Catherine Park

    The Catherine Park is a park, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is an integral part of the royal residence in Tsarskoye Selo.

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    Citadel of Derbend

    Derbent resembles a huge museum and has magnificent mountains and shore nearby.

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    Coastal Monastery of Saint Sergius

    The Coastal Monastery of St. Sergius is a Russian Orthodox monastery in the coastal settlement of Strelna near St. Petersburg. It used to be one of the richest monasteries of the Russian Empire and formerly contained seven churches as well as many chapels.

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    Derbent is a city in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located on the Caspian Sea, north of the Azerbaijani border. It is the southernmost city in Russia, and it is the second-most important city of Dagestan.

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    The Djuma-mosque is situated in the center of Derbent’s old part. It is a part of an architectural ensemble of the ancient town.

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    Duderhof Heights

    Duderhof Heights or Duderhof Hills is a small highland area in the southwestern part of Saint Petersburg, to the south of the town of Krasnoye Selo, on the northern edge of the Izhora Plateau, which consists of several hills, most notably, the Orekhovaya hill, the highest point of Saint Petersburg at 176 m, in the south, and the Voronya hill, lit.

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    Fort Alexander

    Fort Alexander, also Fort Alexander I, or Plague Fort is a naval fortress on an artificial island in the Gulf of Finland near St. Petersburg and Kronstadt. In 1899–1917, the fort housed a research laboratory on plague and other bacterial diseases.

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    Fort Ino (Fort Nikolaevsky)

    Fort Ino or Fort Nikolaevsky is an abandoned early 20th-century Russian coastal fortification situated on the northern shore of Neva Bay in the Gulf of Finland.

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    Gatchina is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 45 kilometers south of St. Petersburg by the road leading to Pskov.

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    Gostilitsy is a village and the administrative center of Gostilitskoye Rural Settlement in Lomonosovsky District, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Gostilitsy is notable by an aristocratic estate, which is a part of World Heritage site Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

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    Great Gostiny Dvor

    Great Gostiny Dvor is a vast department store on Nevsky Avenue in St Petersburg. This Gostiny Dvor is not only the city's oldest shopping centre, but also one of the first shopping arcades in the world.

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    Imperial Academy of Arts

    The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts, was founded in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov under the name Academy of the Three Noblest Arts.

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    Kazan Cathedral

    Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably the most venerated icon in Russia.

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    Krasnaya Gorka fort

    Krasnaya Gorka is a coastal artillery fortress west of Lomonosov, Russia on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, opposite Kotlin Island and the Baltic Fleet's base at Kronstadt. The nearest settlement is Lebyazhye.

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    Kronshlot Fort

    Fort Kronshlot located near Kronstadt. Domenico Trezzini, engineer-fortifier, comes from Moscow in 1704. Fort was built three years, the construction of two thousand guarded detachment, consisting of infantry and cavalry.

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    Kronstadt is a municipal town in Kronshtadtsky District of the federal city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on Kotlin Island, 30 km west of Saint Petersburg proper near the head of the Gulf of Finland.