River Cruising in Russia
Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
River cruising in Russia is a unique experience. Set sail from Kiev and travel to the Black Sea or perhaps trace the footsteps of the Tsars along the waterways between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Lavrska St, 9, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01015
The Monastery which made Kyiv the 'Rome' of Orthodox Christianity receives pilgrims from all over Europe and attracted droves of visitors yearly. It is 28 hectares of land with churches, towers and museums.
Lavrska St, 15, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01015
The Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra-Caves Monastery is a must when in Kyiv. The Monastery made Kyiv the 'Rome' of Orthodox Christianity receives pilgrims from all over Europe and attracted droves of visitors yearly. Women are required to wear scarves to...
Moscow, Russia, 103073
The Kremlin, an old Moscow standby, is an old, old fortress. Within it's walls, I was surprised to find among its communist, star-studded, structures, the old monastery and churches where the Orthodoxy and tsars walked. Sunlight lit up these...
Ploshchad' Pobedy, 1а, Moskva, Russia, 121170
The monument is of a line of people slowly falling down like dominoes and becoming gravestones. It is worth seeing this at night: all lit up and even more startling than in daylight. Nearby is the Jewish memorial museum and synagogue. (FYI: The...
St Petersburg, Russia
Imperialist St Petersburg. This most European of all Russian cities was built by Peter the Great in the 1700s to emphasise, well, how great he was. And in the midst of his greatness is The Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Built on the site...
Griboyedov channel embankment, 2Б, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Late summer is the time to explore the 42 islands that make up St. Petersburg. Daylight stretches past 11 p.m., and a burgeoning arts and nightlife scene keeps locals on their toes well into the bright nights. On July 31, the party hits the port...
Bol'shiye Porogi, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, 187330
I didn't actually find out that this was such a big deal until I got to St. Petersburg, but let me tell you, it's a big deal. The Neva River flows through the city of St. Petersburg with connecting bridges all along its path. These bridges open...
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