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Fine Arts & Architecture

Fine Arts & Architecture

Enthusiasts of fine arts and architecture have a plethora of options when planning a trip to nations of the former Soviet Union. World famous galleries and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are littered throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus – offering a wide variety of exhibits and sites to visit. Eastern Europe is predominately a mix of Russian...

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Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

The title Hero City was given to 13 cities of the former Soviet Union. (To be precise, there are 12 Hero Cities and 1 Hero-Fortress). Each of the Hero Cities was honored for it’s great heroism, sacrifice and role in the eventual defeat of Fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. Of the 13 Hero Cities, 7 are in present day Russia, 4 lie within Ukraine,...

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Military History

Military History

Military history enthusiasts can find a myriad of attractions throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Famous battlefields, fortifications and military museums throughout the former Soviet Union tell the history of conflict from the medieval era of Kievan Rus’, to the Russian Empire, to the volatile 20th century. And for the more adventurous...

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Performing arts in Russia, Ukraine and nations of the former Soviet Union have earned an esteemed reputation around the world. From renowned classical music, ballet, opera and folk dance, to celebrated playwrights, composers, directors, singers and dancers, many Soviet and Post-Soviet names are synonymous with excellence in music, dance and theater. And to give...

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Russian Historical Sites

Russian Historical Sites

Russia has a wealth of sites with historical importance. Most of these popular Russian historical sites fit in one of the following categories: World Heritage Sites in Russia War & Military History: war memorials, Hero Cities, battlefields   See also: Russian Architecture, Historical sites in Ukraine and Belarus      World Heritage Cultural...

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