Arbat is the first reserved street among the reserved zones of the capital. “Alexander and Natalie” is the only Moscow fountain with drinking water.
Now in S.-Petersburg there are 221 museums, 2 000 libraries, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries, show-rooms, 62 cinemas, 80 club establishments of culture. About 100 festivals and competitions of different trends of culture and art including 50 international ones are held every year.
More than 70 halls for shows are built in the Winter palace.
The Mikhailovsky (Inzhenerniy) castle is considered the most romantic construction in S.-Petersburg.
In Petergoph there are more than 40 operating fountains and 5 cascades.
Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area makes 18 400 sq km, average depth is 51 m, the largest one is up to 23 m.
Baikal lake area is 31.5 thousand sq km. The Baikal is the deepest lake in Russia, it is a large reservoir for fresh water (23 thousand km^(3)).
Towns of Zolotoe Kolco are a vivid encyclopedia of Old-Russian architecture.
A monument to blessed Alexander Nevsky was erected in Pskov in 1993. The monument was made of bronze, its height is 30 m, weight – 163 tons. The monument embodies Russian collegiality, unity and indivisibility of Russian lands.
Caucasian Mineral Waters are situated only in 90 km from the Elbrus.
The Ural mountains are ones of the first mountains in the world.
It seems as if Kamchatka volcanoes are turned into ski slopes.
The Khibins are the highest mountains behind the polar circle of Russia.
Ski resort Dombai has about 20 km of prepared ski routes.
In Altai there are more than 820 glaciers covering over 600 sq km.
Russia is the only State, on the territory of which there are 12 seas.
On the territory of Russia there are 100 reserves, total area of which makes 33.55 mln ha, and 35 national parks with total area of 6.96 mln ha.
The delta of the Volga is famous for its famous Caspian rose – lotus flower.
250-300 swans and 1.5-2 thousand wild ducks fly together in Swan lake in Altai krai every year.
The first archeological “Museum of lively history” of Russia is established in Great Novgorod. It is considered that it was the place constructions of so called Slovenian end were located. “Museum of lively nature” will be protected from moods of the weather by a giant “umbrella”.
The hot spring is the only place in Russia, combining medicinal properties of mineral waters of Essuntuki type and hydrosulfide baths of Sochi-Modest type.
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