Friday, October 14, 2011

7 Wonders of Russia

Here is the 7 Wonders of the federal districts of Russia amongst the 49 nominated places in Russia...

1) Outliers (rock pillars) on the plateau of Man-Pupu-nior, or, how they are named sometimes, "Mansi idols", are columns (pillars) of weathering. This geological significant site is located in the area of Troitsko-Pechersk district of the Komi Republic, in the interfluve of the Ichotliaga and the Pechora. The height of the pillars is from 30 to 42 meters.


2) Saint Basil's Cathedral, This is not only the main temple of the Red Square, but also a symbol of all Russia. It was built in 1555-1561 by order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. Storming of Kazan began Oct. 1, 1552, the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, so the official name of the temple is "The temple of the Protection of the Mother of God."


3) Mount Elbrusis two-headed Elbrus, the highest point of Russia and Europe, is located on the border of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia. Western summit of Mount Elbrus rises above sea level at 5642 meters, the east is on the 5621 meter. Vertices are separated by deep saddle. Elbrus is located a few kilometers north of the Great Caucasus mountain range and connects to the ridge-bridge.



4) Mamaev Kurgan and statue of Mother Motherland is Title Mamaev burial mound, as legend has it, is connected with the name of the Tatar warlord Mamaia. On top of the mound were once the guard patrols. On the crest of the rider stood, keenly scrutinized, does not appear there from danger. Zastava was founded by Khan Mamai. About a hundred selected and dedication of soldiers were sent to them from his personal security guard service for the objection. Khan mother knew a reliable guard can control the Volga and Perevoloka and thereby save us from surprise attacks on the capital of the Khanate of Sarai-Berke.



5) Lake Baikal is the Glorious Sea - Sacred Baikal and wants to tighten the leisurely theme, looking at the fresh wave of gray-haired old man, who can still surprise accustomed to the wonders of mankind. As the ancient world, Lake Baikal, there are about 25-30 million years. With an average duration of life of lakes in the 10-15 million years old, he became the champion twice.



6) The Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka Russia is famous for its unique corner of nature "The Valley of Geysers." Clouds of steam, fountains of boiling water, incredible colors of slopes on which a jet of hot water, with lush, green grass and trees create an enchanting sight. The valley is located about 160 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.



7) Peterhof Not all love St. Petersburg Peterhof, scold those blinding glare, the crowds of tourists, but returned and returned to Peterhof, and guests is the first step being taken here. Peterhof was founded in 1710 as the imperial residence of the status of the city from 1762. The city is a monument of world architecture and the palace and garden art XVIII-XIX centuries Museum-Reserve Peterhof. Science city in 2005.