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Sculpture in the 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

Hermitage Museum storage facility in St. Petersburg, Rusia

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...

Cathedral Square at the Kremlin in Moscow

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...

View down the 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...

Each resident has their own food preparation area in the communal kitchen

On any other day, I would have passed by the spartan, crumbling building without a glance. On this day, however, Viking River Cruises had invited me to visit a Kommunalka, a...

Smolny Cathedral and Convent St. Petersburg Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Smolny Cathedral and Convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, after she was banned from succession...