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Saint Petersburg, Russia

Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry

Inside the world's largest seed bank, WWII botanists elected to starve to death rather than compromise their collection.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities.
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

Rasputin Museum at Yusupov Palace

Palace where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

Earhart Airfield

From this isolated strip of land in Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

S.S. Kyle

This huge ship ran aground and has simply been left to sit there ever since.
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dildo, Newfoundland

This oddly named town refuses to change its phallic moniker.
Division No. 9, Subd. A, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Tablelands

This rocky spread has been squeezed up directly from the bowels of the earth.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
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

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB.