Lake Baikalthe worlds oldest lake, at 30 million years, anddeepest, averaging 744.4 meters.Located in the south of the Russian regionof Siberia, between Irkutsk to the northwest andthe Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the mostvoluminous freshwater lake in the world, containingroughly 20% of the worlds unfrozen surface fresh water.
Mamayev Kurgana dominant height overlooking the cityof Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in Southern Russia.The name in Russian means "tumulus of Mamai".The original Mamayev Kurgan was a Tatar burialmound 102 meters high. The current formation isshows the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 toFebruary 1943). The battle was adecisive Soviet victory of World War II and thebloodiest battle in human history. At the time of itsinstallation in 1967 the statue named ’TheMotherland Calls’ formed the largest free-standingsculpture in the world.
The Valley of GeysersThe Valley of Geysers is one of the largest geyserfields in the world. It is located in Kamchatka inKronotsky Reserve. Kronotsky State BiosphereReserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russiaestablished in 1934. The reserve covers an areamore than 1 million hectares including 135,000hectares of sea area of the eastern coastof Kamchatka.There are 12 active volcanoes (includingKronotsky volcano, height – 3,528 m), numerousthermal lakes, geysers and waterfalls on theterritory of the reserve.
The weathering pillars of Komi RepublicThe weathering pillars is a unique geological monument located on theplateau of Man’-Pupu-Ner in Troitsko-Pechorsky district of KomiRepublic of Russia. The geological monumentis the composition of seven pillars with theheight of 30 to 42 meters.The pillars appeared asthe result of ancientmountains erosion.There are numerouslegends about the pillarsamong the local people.
Mount Elbrusan inactive volcano located in the western Caucasus mountainrange, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbruss peakis the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia. While there are differingauthorities on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europeand Asia, many sources agree that Elbrus is also the highestmountain in Europe. Mt. Elbrus stands at 5,642 meters the eastsummit is slightly lower at 5,621 metres
Petergof• a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles".
is a Russian Orthodox churchSaint Basils erected on Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible. It Cathedral commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. St. Basils marks the geometric center of Moscow. It has been the hub of the citys growth since the 14th century and was the citys tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.