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Moscow - Facts about Russia - Area: 17,075,400 sq km. The world’s largest country, extending across 9 time zones between the Baltic and the Pacific. The Russian Federation is composed of 83 administrative districts, including 46 oblasts (provinces), 21 republics, 9 territories, 4 autonomous okrugs, 1 autonomous oblast and 2 federal cities. Capital: Moscow. Official language: Russian; local languages in autonomous republics. 135 languages.

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The amazing Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, built in late 19th century in a medieval Russian style.

The Chesme Church, Russia. It was built by the Russian court architect Yury Felten in 1780 at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. The church was the earliest Neo-Gothic construction in the St Petersburg area. Considered by some to be St Petersburg's single most impressive church, it is a rare example of very early Gothic Revival influence in Russian church architecture.

One of my basecamps.... The architecture is breathtaking. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Church Savior on Spilled Blood St. Petersburg