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Photo Essay: Twenty Centuries of Architecture in Russia


Stretching between Europe and China, Russia is neither East nor West. The vast expanse of field, forest, desert and tundra has seen Mongol rule, czarist reigns of terror, European invasions, and Communist rule. The architecture that evolved in Russia reflects the ideas of many cultures. Yet, from onion domes to neo-gothic skyscrapers, a distinctively Russian style emerged.

Join us for a photo tour of important architecture in Russia and the Russian empire. Then, explore our links and resources to learn the history of architecture in Russia and to plan your own trip to Russia.

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Viking Log Homes in Novgrad, RussiaViking Log Homes in Novgrad, RussiaWooden Church on Island of Kizhi, RussiaWooden Churches on Kizhi Island Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island in RussiaChurch of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Patriarshy Bridge across the Moskva river, Moscow, RussiaCathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow
The very colorful spires and domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in MoscowSt. Basil's Cathedral in MoscowSmolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, RussiaSmolny Cathedral in St. PetersburgHermitage Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, RussiaHermitage Winter Palace in St. PetersburgTavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg, RussiaTavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg
Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, RussiaLenin's Mausoleum in MoscowThe Vysotniye Zdaniye in Moscow, RussiaThe Vysotniye Zdaniye in Moscow Two story wooden house with ornate wooden window trimming and colorful blue shuttersSiberian Wooden HousesPhoto redering of glass facade skyscraper, Mercury City Tower in Moscow.Mercury City in Moscow
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