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Places visited in Odintsovsky District, Russia
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Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Lennon Street

A small and surprising passageway in Saint Petersburg devoted to the Beatles.
Odintsovsky District, Russia

Patriot Park

You'll find rocket launchers, not rollercoasters, at Russia's “military Disneyland.”
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chizhik Pyzhik

Perhaps the tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg is a little bronze finch inspired by a song.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
Moscow, Russia

Peter the Great Statue

One of the world's tallest statues is also one of its most hated.
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" is an Elizabethan-era hangout in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
Moscow, Russia

The 'Golden Brains'

Some Moscow residents once claimed the bizarre, contorted mass of metal on top of the building was used to manipulate minds.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
Moscow, Russia

Fallen Monument Park

A sculpture park of the tossed aside relics of the USSR, from Stalin to a massive Soviet emblem.
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the Space Age.
Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Moscow's most popular cemetery includes the graves of numerous cosmonauts.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

A 250-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
Moscow, Russia

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB.
Moscow, Russia

House With Animals

Its front wall is striped with a menagerie of fantastic beasts and magnificent monsters.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

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

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

This newly renovated Soviet-era outdoor exhibition center is bigger than the principality of Monaco.
Moscow, Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world.
Moscow, Russia

Izmailovo Kremlin

Moscow's other, lesser known kremlin is a fairytale-like cultural complex modeled after Old Russia.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.