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PHOTO: Park in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Yaroslavl, Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Sweeping views of the Volga River from this lovely park in the town of Yaroslavl, Russia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site

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PHOTO: Sculpture at Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Stunning marble sculpture in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world’s greatest museums

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PHOTO: Hermitage Museum Storage Facility, St. Petersburg, Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Hermitage Museum storage and research facility in St. Petersburg, Russia, where all restoration work takes place, and the one-third of the collection that is not on display is kept in climate controlled vaults. Private tours of the facility are now available on a…

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Iconic Views of Russia in Panoramic Photos

During my Viking River Waterway of the Tsars cruise down the Volga-Baltic Waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, I captured these panoramic photos of Russia, showing four of the most iconic views in the country. They are not my usual quality, since I shot them with my iPhone, but they do capture a…

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PHOTO: Griboedova Canal in St. Petersburg, Russia

View down Griboedova Canal in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the end of the canal is the Church of the Spilled Blood, one of the most famous sights in the city that is considered to be the cultural capital of Russia.

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PHOTO: Locks on the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia

One of 18 locks along the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia on the voyage between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Many of the gates of the locks are monumental structures that include columns and sculpture.

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