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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.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Old Fourah Bay College

Fourah Bay College in Freetown became a magnet for English-speaking Africans on the West Coast and remained the only European-style university in western Africa for more than a century.
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Krajné Cierno, Slovakia

Basil the Great Church

Basil the Great Church belongs to a small and precious collection of wooden churches in the rural Carpathian mountain region of Slovakia, a significant border between East/West Christian faiths.
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Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Hell House

Until about twenty years ago, the historic center of Banská Štiavnica was a thriving mining town with 3,000 residents.
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Lednické-Rovne, Slovakia

Lednické-Rovne Historical Park

The 19.5-hectare park of Lednické-Rovne boasts numerous English garden follies such as a Gothic-style gate, medieval turret, and a Roman-style temple to Minerva.
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Brodruzal, Lukov-Venecia and Topola, Slovakia

Three Greek Catholic Churches

The Greek Catholic Church of Eastern Slovakia has always battled for its survival.
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Vipava, Slovenia

Lanthieri Manor

The Counts Lanthieri ruled over the Vipava Valley from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, establishing the extensive vineyards for which the valley is known.
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Las Geel District, Somaliland

Las Geel Rock Art

A series of rock art sites discovered at Las Geel is providing a wealth of information of ancient, semi-nomadic peoples in the Horn of Africa.