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Places visited in Volgograd, Russia
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Tallinn, Estonia

Haunted Guest House

Spend your honeymoon where the Devil had his wedding.
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.
Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

A gleaming white and undulating tower marks the border between Georgia and Turkey.
Batumi, Georgia

Alphabetic Tower

Tower with a double-helix spiral, adorned with letters of the Georgian alphabet.
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nabokov's Butterflies

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

Rasputin Museum at Yusupov Palace

Palace where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Enormous statue of the Emperor of the Mongols.
Olkhonsky District, Russia

Baikal Seals

Some of the world's only freshwater seals live in one very special lake in Russia.
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Giant Lenin Head of Ulan-Ude

This massive glowering Lenin head gazes out over eastern Siberia.
Ivolginskiy datsan, Russia

Ivolginsky Datsan

The mummified remains of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Russia's most important Buddhist.