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Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Sukko Cypress Lake

This cypress grove is a unique site considering these trees are not native to the region.
Sochi, Russia

Dacha Stalina

One of the notorious Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's many summer retreats.
Russia

Rio Shipwreck

One of the most popular attractions in the small resort town of Kabardinka.
Khostinskiy, Russia

Dacha Kvitko

An abandoned mansion is now a haven for urban explorers.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

This massive monument honors the first human in space.
Moscow, Russia

'Compassion'

A monument to Malchik, a stray dog who lived in a Moscow metro station until his tragic death.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Street Art Museum

An art museum inside an active factory.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Berezovsky Mammoth

One of the most well-preserved mammoth specimens in the world.
Narva, Estonia

Monument to Paul Keres

Visitors can sit and study the board with this Estonian chess legend and International Grandmaster.
Valaste, Estonia

Valaste Waterfall

This stunning limestone waterfall is the highest in Estonia.
Linnaka, Estonia

Karja Church

Inside this medieval church resides a unique set of murals.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Museum of Photography

This former medieval prison now unlocks Estonia’s rich photographic history.
Tallinn, Estonia

Väike-Õismäe District

Its series of concentric circles represented a bold new experiment in socialist urban planning.
Tallinn, Estonia

Soviet Statue Graveyard

Relics from an era long gone, sit idle outside this Estonian museum.
Rapla, Estonia

Okta Centrum AS

This abandoned office building is a lasting example of Soviet-era architecture.
Telise, Estonia

Telise Marker Towers

These two strange cones are actually a system of old nautical navigation beacons.
Riga, Latvia

'Sam'

This statue is dedicated to the animal cosmonauts that perished during space flight experiments.
Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Salaspils, Latvia

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

This former Nazi labor camp is now a poignant memorial, complete with giant Soviet-style monuments.
Jelgava, Latvia

Jelgava Palace

This ducal residence was once home to a future Russian empress and a French king in exile.
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Juodasis Vaiduoklis (The Black Ghost)

A creepy statue of a hooded ghost hauls itself up from the water in a historic Lithuanian city.