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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

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

Towns of Zolotoe Kolco are a vivid encyclopedia of Old-Russian

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

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

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

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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