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The True Russian Spirit

The True Russian Spirit What is Russia and why is it like that? This is a complex issue and ambiguous. Why is it difficult to understand and predict the next move of Russians? Why ... Read More

Things to Know About the Russian Language

Things to Know About the Russian Language So you’re thinking about going to Russia. Great! Although due to the straightforward character of most Russian people and somewhat harshly sounding language many people think otherwise, the country is ... Read More

The Siberian Jewel. Discovering Lake Baikal

The Siberian Jewel. Discovering Lake Baikal Our planet is full of natural wonders that never stop to amaze us, the only thing we have to do is discover them and, most importantly, protect them. Russia is ... Read More

Living in a Fridge: Oymyakon

When you are thinking about Russia, the images of winter land come to your mind. Piles of snow, frost paintings on windows, little kids with red cheeks building snow fortresses ... Read More

From Russia with Love

If talking honestly, Russia is one of the most controversial countries around the world nowadays. The political regime is strict there and a lot of fake news create a lot ... Read More

The Best Modern Popular Bands in Russia

The Best Modern Popular Bands in Russia Russian popular music today is getting well accepted by audiences from America, Japan and France. And the bands are making some astonishing music singing mostly in English. Many people in ... Read More

The Best Restaurants in St. Petersburg

The Best Restaurants in St. Petersburg Traveling to Russia most tourists head for Moscow and St. Petersburg and notice there is a vast difference between these two great cities. Where Moscow is hectic and fast-paced the ... Read More

What is the Best Russian Vodka?

What is the Best Russian Vodka? The argument over who actually discovered vodka rages fiercely between Russia and Poland and even Finland throws its proverbial vodka hat into the ring as well. But there is no ... Read More

How to Buy and Eat Caviar

How to Buy and Eat Caviar Russia and caviar are so intertwined they are like peanut butter and jelly. Producing and eating the finest caviar in the world has been a passion for Russians for hundreds ... Read More

How to Visit Russia On a Budget

How to Visit Russia On a Budget Traveling can be a very expensive affair, especially if you do not plan ahead and look for ways to save money from the start. There are, however, some ways that ... Read More

UNESCO Sites to Visit in Russia

By on May 23, 2018 in Kamexplore

There are several UNESCO world heritage sites that you can visit in Russia. Russia is full of rich history and culture. There are many great physical locations that represent this. If you are traveling to Russia to and what to learn more about its history and rich culture, then you should most definitely add one of these destinations to your list.

Assumption Cathedral

One example of a great site to visit is the Assumption Cathedral and Monastery in Sviyazhsk in that is found in the Russian town of Sviyazhsk. This cathedral was built in 1555. There are many great frescos in the cathedral and in fact the cathedral contains the only known fresco of a horse-headed St. Christopher.

St. Petersburg

The central part of Saint Petersburg and its monuments is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. It is an area that is very rich in history with the 18th and 19th century buildings being of baroque and neoclassical architecture. St. Petersburg has over 4000 monuments of historical and cultural significance. There are at least 36 architectural complexes that are of great historical significance in St. Petersburg. Such a city would definitely be worth a trip to see the rich history and culture of the region.

Lake Baikal

The UNESCO world heritage site, Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest lake in the world. This incredible lake contains 1/5 of the world’s total unfrozen fresh water. The lake has unusual plants and animals since it so ancient and thus it is a favorite place for studies performed by evolutionary biologists. This lake is over 3 million hectares and 1700 meters deep. Another natural region that has been designated a UNESCO heritage site is the Volcanoes of Kamchatka.

Red Square

The Red Square and Kremlin are of great historical, political and cultural value. The Moscow Kremlin contains amazing monuments and architecture. Some of the amazing structures include the bell tower of Ivan Veliki, Church of the Archangel, Cathedral of the Dormition, and Church of the Annunciation. The Red Square is the city square of Moscow which is 73,000 square meters in size. The area has been a site of much political activity including riots, speeches, parades and even executions. It is located east of the Moscow Kremlin.


The Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings is another great place to visit. Novgorod has many medieval monuments including stunning 14th century frescoes of Theophanes the Greek. Novgorod includes such structures as the 11th century church of St. Sophia. There are also several other monuments in Novgorod and surrounding areas that were built between the 12th and 19th century.

Kizhi Pogost

This is another historical site of the 17th century. It is located on the island of Kizhi and consists of two churches: the Church of the Intercession and the Church of Transfiguration. The Church of Intercession was built in 1764 and the church of Transfiguration was built in about 1713. These churches showcase beautiful Russia wooden architecture. These UNESCO World Heritage Sites would be well worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Russia.

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