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Moscow, Russia

Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

Immortal combat in a Moscow museum.
55.7618, 37.6211
It contains museums, a market, and a number of exhibits celebrating Russian art.
Moscow, Russia

Izmailovo Kremlin

Moscow's other, lesser known kremlin is a fairytale-like cultural complex modeled after Old Russia.
55.7939, 37.7509
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
"The Machine," a display at the Kafka Museum.
Prague, Czechia

Franz Kafka Museum

An eerie, existential museum dedicated to the author of "The Metamorphosis."
50.0880, 14.4105
The paternoster lift at the Prague City Hall.
Prague, Czechia

Paternoster Lift at Prague City Hall

This doorless 20th-century elevator doesn't stop or slow down.
50.0871, 14.4178
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
50.0798, 14.4297
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
55.7695, 37.6489
Golosov Ravine
Moscow, Russia

Golosov Ravine

Legends of time travel and magical woodland creatures bolster the natural charm of this verdant sanctuary in the midst of Moscow.
55.6635, 37.6645
Museum of the Moscow Railway
Moscow, Russia

Museum of the Moscow Railway

This Russian locomotive museum was once devoted just to Lenin's funeral before expanding to encompass Moscow's entire train history.
55.7297, 37.6395
The Hanshin Expressway passing through the Gate Tower Building.
Ōsaka-shi, Japan

Hanshin Expressway

This highway in Japan passes through the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of an office building.
34.6981, 135.4895
Lenin greets visitors in front of the Central Pavilion
Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

This newly renovated Soviet-era outdoor exhibition center is bigger than the principality of Monaco.
55.8263, 37.6377
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
Laika Monument
Moscow, Russia

Laika Monument

It took over half a century but a Russian monument to a famous and tragic space pup finally stands in Moscow.
55.7949, 37.5609
Soviet Moon Suit
Moscow, Russia

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Museum celebrating the achievements of the Soviet space program.
55.8240, 37.6207
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" is an Elizabethan-era hangout in Moscow.
55.7595, 37.6255
Moscow, Russia

State Darwin Museum

The world's first museum dedicated to the work of game-changing naturalist Charles Darwin.
55.6907, 37.5615
House with Animals.
Moscow, Russia

House With Animals

Its front wall is striped with a menagerie of fantastic beasts and magnificent monsters.
55.7600, 37.6449
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
55.7515, 37.5656
Red Square scaled down
Moscow, Russia

Miniature Moscow

Back in the tiny USSR.
55.7516, 37.5655
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
55.7532, 37.6215
View of the "Castle of Light" from across the Daugava.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
56.9414, 24.0963
Golden Brains
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.
55.7108, 37.5778