A beautiful night-time view of St Isaac’s Square in St Petersburg
The equestrian monument of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) is seen in the foreground.
The six-meter bronze statue was designed by the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand in 1856, it was unveiled on July 7th [O.S. June 25th] 1859.
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This Week in the News includes a link and brief summary to full-length articles published in the past week from English language media and internet sources.
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One of the most iconic Russian Orthodox churches, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, a UNESCO World Heritage site has been freed from the power lines that marred it’s historic charm and beauty.
A pre-Easter egg treat in the northern capital.
In February this year the town became the part of the legendary tourist route, the Golden Ring, which links Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Yulia Shamporova writes in RBTH.
Was life during the Russian Empire in 1913 cheaper than it is today? Test your knowledge here – and keep in mind that one imperial Russian ruble is worth about 1,818 rubles or $31.5 today. Good luck!
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Detail of the main staircase in the Vladimir Palace, the St. Petersburg residence of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna.
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