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Jagodina, Serbia

Muzej Voštanih Figura (The Wax Museum)

A quirky little wax museum is home to some of the most famous Serbians in history.
Vucje, Serbia

Vucje Hydroelectric Plant

Operating continuously since 1903, this "milestone" facility transformed the regional economy.
Rsovci, Serbia

Bald Jesus Fresco

This fresco inside a Serbian cave church has been a source of disagreement.
Čačak, Serbia

Čačak Mausoleum of Struggle and Victory

This symbol of Yugoslav liberation decorated with 620 carved heads of mythical creatures is now a forlorn relic of another time.
Novi Bečej, Serbia

Arača

Despite being pillaged and destroyed a number over times down the centuries, this historic church still sort of stands.
Leninskiy rayon, Russia

The Kamera (The Chamber)

The laboratory where the Soviet secret police invented exotic poisons used to kill dissidents in hideous and (mostly) untraceable ways.
Pechory, Russia

Pskov-Caves Monastery

This 15th-century cave complex is one of the very few monasteries to stay open throughout World War II and the Soviet regime.
Moscow, Russia

Borodino Panorama

A 360 degree battlefield experience.
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

Independent Republic of California Embassy in Moscow

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

Pegrema

An abandoned town of skeletal wooden homes.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Solovetskiy, Russia

Bolshoi Zayatsky Island

No one knows why ancient labyrinths were built on this tiny northern island.
Moscow, Russia

State Darwin Museum

The world's first museum dedicated to the work of game-changing naturalist Charles Darwin.
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.