10 One of the Best Moscow Hotels

One of the Best Moscow Hotels

Hotel "Leningradskaya" was located in one of the Stalin's Seven Sisters (seven similar high-rise buildings built in the 1950s). Today there is a five star hotel there. It has less rooms, the design has changed as well. Bathroom equipment, furniture and household
appliances are all new. However the hotel has preserved the best from "Leningradskaya": the decor, splendour, grandiosity. Many guests of the city stay there just to see its bronze grids, chandeliers, ceilings and furniture made from precious wood.
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8 The Place I Live At

The Place I Live At

Russian houses inside are mostly grey and dull. People have nothing interesting to see there when they come back home. An artist from
Astrakhan Boris Chernichenko decided to change this situation and now the eight storey building where he lives looks so good inside!
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16 If You Lived Like a Russian Tsar

If You Lived Like a Russian Tsar

What does it mean to live as a tsar? Can anyone feel cosy in such posh halls?The Great Kremlin Palace was built from 1837 to 1849 in Moscow, Russia. It was intended to emphasize the greatness of
Russian autocracy. The Palace was formerly the tsar's Moscow residence. Its construction involved the demolition of the previous Baroque palace on the site, designed by Rastrelli
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0 When You Work At the Furniture Making Factory

When You Work At the Furniture Making Factory

No matter how you earn a living you have some free time at work sometimes. How do you spend this time? A couple of guys who work at a factory producing
furniture use this time usefully and creatively. Besides, they always have some materials remaining after production. Chipboard, for example.
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0 In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

In One of the Oldest Moscow Houses

There is a nice place in Moscow - a house of the Volkov-Yusupovs. It's one of the oldest buildings in Moscow, it was built in the XVII century and was painted and decorated in the end of the XIX century in the
"Russian style". The house of Volkov-Yusupovs appeared in the times of Ivan the Terrible, it used to be surrounded by the forest then and the tsar liked to hunt there and stay in the house.
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2 Procure Firewood In a Creative Way

Procure Firewood In a Creative Way

The winter is coming. And many people have to procure firewood. But citizens of a Russian city Rybinsk decided to do it in a creative way and even break a world record. In
Demino vallage they built the largest stack of wood in the world. It is twenty two meters (72.12 ft) high which is two meters (6.56 ft) higher than the previous record.
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2 Master of Russian Origami

Master of Russian Origami

A school teacher Sergey Tarasov from Tigritskoye village of the Krasnoyarsk region is a true talent. He managed to make huge models of St.
Basil Cathedral and St. Saviour Monastery from paper. Sergey has already received some awards but it's probably not the end.
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5 Experimenting With Electricity

Experimenting With Electricity

The author of these works is Alexey Parshukov but nothing else is known about him. Some say that this is real electric current on his photos. Other say it's
not possible. People keep arguing trying to prove it's them who learnt physics better at school. But what do you think? Can it be real?
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0 In the Gallery of Unusual Wooden Sculptures

In the Gallery of Unusual Wooden Sculptures

Iles Tataev, a man from Grozny, Chechnya, has a gallery house where he exhibits his unique sculptures from ... knurr. Iles has been working in genre and documentary filmmaking for
thirty years and sculpturing was just a hobby. But when he came to Moscow in 1996 his hobby turned into profession and in 1999 the first big exhibition of Iles was opened.
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16 Sunni Mosque That May Die

Sunni Mosque That May Die

The Sunni Mosque or the Mukhtarov Mosque is a historic mosque on the left bank of the Terek River in Vladikavkaz. The
mosque owes its name to the Azerbaijani millionaire Murtuza Mukhtarov who financed its construction in 1900-1908.
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