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Moscow, Russia

'Compassion'

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

Pavlov's House

The Nazis lost more men trying to take this Russian-held Stalingrad apartment block than they did when taking Paris.
Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

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

Museum of Sin

A home-made anatomical collection of medical anomalies and accidental catastrophes.
Moscow, Russia

Independent Republic of California Embassy in Moscow

The California secessionist movement has its own foreign embassy, in Russia of all places.
Yekaterinburg, Russia

The Church on the Blood

Church built on the site where the last tsar of Russia and his family were killed.
Kazan, Russia

Qolşärif Mosque

Replica of mosque destroyed by Russia in the 16th century.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nabokov's Butterflies

Specimens collected by the author of Lolita and self-taught lepidopterist exhibited in his childhood home.
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Moscow's most popular cemetery includes the graves of numerous cosmonauts.
Priozerskiy rayon, Russia

Church of Andrew the Apostle

A little church on a tiny island looks like something from a fairy tale.