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Moscow, Russia

Sokol

An early-20th-century "dacha" village of quaint cottages curiously located in a modern part of Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

Immortal combat in a Moscow museum.
Moscow, Russia

Izmailovo Kremlin

Moscow's other, lesser known kremlin is a fairytale-like cultural complex modeled after Old Russia.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
Prague, Czechia

Franz Kafka Museum

An eerie, existential museum dedicated to the author of "The Metamorphosis."
Prague, Czechia

Paternoster Lift

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

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

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

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
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.
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.
Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

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

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
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.
Moscow, Russia

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Museum celebrating the achievements of the Soviet space program.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the Space Age.
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

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

State Darwin Museum

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

House With Animals

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

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Miniature Moscow

Back in the tiny USSR.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

This building holds the embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
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.