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St. Petersburg, Tsarskoje Selo, Russia

Agate Pavilion

One of the finest creations of Imperial Russia, the building was decorated by leading artisans of the time-Charlemagne, Hofert, Rudolf, and de Pedro.
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Moscow, Russia

Arkhangelskoye State Museum

In the 18th century, Prince Nikolai Golitsyn commissioned French architects to craft an elaborate palace and grounds on the outskirts of Moscow.
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Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia

Irkutsk Historic Center

The village of Irkutsk, which in 1686 became the capital of Oriental Siberia, was an important stop on commercial trade routes between the Orient and the Occident.
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Belomorsky and Pudozhsky Districts, Republic of Karelia, Russia

Karelian Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs of the Karelian Republic include elaborate scenes of warfare, religious ritual, seafaring, and even skiing, carved into the red granite of the White Sea coast.
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St. Petersburg, Russia

Mendeleev Tower

Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev is perhaps most celebrated for his development of the Mendeleev – or Periodic – Table, which categorized elements by their atomic weight.
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Kemi Province, Republic of Karelia, Russia

Paanajärvi Village

Located on the Russian-Finnish border, Paanajärvi is the last intact village in the district of Viena Karelia along the Kemi River.
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Kuchino, Russia


Instituted in the early years following the Bolshevik Revolution, the gulag system of prison camps constitutes one of the darkest chapters of Soviet history.
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg Historic Skyline

Much loved by architectural historians and its inhabitants alike, St. Petersburg is often called the "Venice of the North," with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges.
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Moscow Oblast, Russia


A fine example of eighteenth-century Russian Classicism, the Semenovskoe-Otrada Palace is one of the largest non-royal residences in Russia and the largest in the Moscow region.
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Palauli, Letolo Plantation, Samoa

Pulemelei Mound

Although its original purpose and the identity of its creators remain mysteries, the pyramid-like Pulemelei Mound is the largest ancient structure in Polynesia.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown Historic Monuments

The 15 historic monuments in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone, represent almost the entirety of the nation's preserved cultural assets.