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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    Ropsha is a settlement in Lomonosovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia.The palace and park ensemble of Ropsha are included in the World Heritage list as a constituent of Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

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    Russian Museum

    The State Russian Museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg. It is also one of the largest museums in the country.

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    Saint Isaac's Cathedral

    Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

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    Saint Michael's Castle

    St. Michael's Castle is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Michael's Castle was built as a residence for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasili Bazhenov in 1797-1801.

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    Shlisselburg is a town in Kirovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located at the head of the Neva River on Lake Ladoga, 35 km east of St. Petersburg. From 1944 to 1992, it was known as Petrokrepost.

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    Silvia Park

    Silvia Park is located to the west of the Gatchina Palace, behind a stone wall with the Sylvia gates.

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    Smolny Convent

    Smolny Convent or Smolny Convent of the Resurrection, located on Ploschad Rastrelli, on the bank of the River Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia, consists of a cathedral and a complex of buildings surrounding it, originally intended for a convent.

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    Smolny Institute

    The Smolny Institute is a Palladian edifice in St Petersburg that has played a major part in the history of Russia. The Smolny was Russia's first educational establishment for women and continued to function under the personal patronage of the Russian Empress until just before the 1917 revolution.

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    St. Alexander Nevsky church

    St. Alexander Nevsky church in Ust-Izhora, the church dedicated to St. Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky, located at Ust-Izhora.

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    St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral

    St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral is a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral in the western part of Central Saint Petersburg. It has always been closely associated with the Russian Navy, serving as its main shrine until the Russian Revolution.

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    Strelna is a municipal settlement in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located about halfway between Saint Petersburg proper and Petergof, and overlooking the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

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    Struve Geodetic Arc, Maki-paalys

    The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian.

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    Summer Garden

    The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great.

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    Summer Palace of Peter the Great

    The Summer Palace of Peter the Great was built between 1710–1714 in the northeast corner of the Summer Garden that sat on an island formed by the Fontanka river, Moyka river, the Swan Canal.

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    Tauride Palace

    Tauride Palace is one of the largest and most historic palaces in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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    Taytsy is an urban locality in Gatchinsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located north of the town of Gatchina. Taitsy is home to the Demidov Estate, a World Heritage Site.

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    The Lower Gardens

    The expanse of the Lower Gardens is designed in the formal style of french formal gardens of the 17th century.

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    Tolbukhin Lighthouse

    The Tolbukhin lighthouse was opened in 1719. It was a wood tower with weak lights. The lighthouse is situated on a small artificial island 3 miles west of the Kotlin island.

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    Trinity Cathedral

    The Trinity Cathedral, sometimes called the Troitsky Cathedral, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a late example of the Empire style, built between 1828 and 1835 to a design by Vasily Stasov.

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    Vasilyevsky Island

    Vasilyevsky Island is an island in St. Petersburg, Russia, bordered by the Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva Rivers in the south and northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland in the west. Vasilyevsky Island is separated from Dekabristov Island by the Smolenka River.

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    Winter Palace

    The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837.

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    Znamenka a manor on Peterhof Road, situated east of Alexandria Palace and Park Ensemble.