Where Traveling Russia should go?
1 - Crystal Island: the construction of skyscrapers tower called "the island of cut glass" (Crystal Island) in Moscow (Russia) is one of the ambitious construction projects in the world, due to architect renowned British Pritzker Prize winner, Norman Foster design. "Island of cut glass" estimated construction cost $ 4 billion, will be a new and exciting destination of the Russian capital.
Designed like a pyramid spiral, "pha- pear island" about 450 m high, not highest in the world, but has a total area of 2.5 million m2. Legs of this tower has a diameter of 701 m. This work is a dynamic consortium consists of items: 3,000 hotel rooms, 900 luxury apartments, theaters, cinemas, offices, museums, exhibitions, an international school for 500 school students and many shop ... In particular, two public golf movie in 150m and 300m altitude.
2 - St. Isaac's Cathedral: the cathedral Orthodox (SOBOR, headquarters of the bishop), the largest in the city. The building was built to dedicate to St. Isaac of Dalmatia, the patron saint of Peter the Great, who was born on that holy day.
This church is a combination of style late Neoclassical architecture with Byzantine-style architecture of the Greek church, and there is a museum on the history and religion. Cathedral built in about 40 years and has a length of 111 meters, width 97 meters and 101.50 meters high. The diameter of the main gold-plated dome of 26 meters. Interior space measuring 10 767 square meters of the church can accommodate 14,000 people.
3 - Palace underground - Metro Tour: is the station of the subway system in Moscow is not just meant for transportation, but they are regarded as a symbol of successful era Russia Soviet architecture with stunning and magnificent. In operation since 1935, Moscow subway station is one of the monumental works of the Soviet past. Currently, it is one of the busiest train station in the world with 9 million passengers each day.
The metro station in Moscow was the best place to discover the traditional art of Russia. Today, the station here has become a unique museum with pattern is decorated with marble, brass statues and the stained glass windows. In addition, many stations have impressed visitors by circular pillars, frescoes and illuminated by sparkling chandeliers system.
4 - Church of the Transfiguration - Preobrazhenie Gospodnya: Church of the Transfiguration - Preobrazhenie Gospodnya built during the period of the years from 1714 to 1722, is the most outstanding works and most significant of this architectural ensemble. As valuable relics throughout the Russian Federation, monuments of cultural heritage of the Russian Federation. It is considered to be built under a model of Church Pokrova Presvyatoi Bogoroditsy (built in 1708) in the province of Vologda.
This church was built in the area previously hit by lightning fire. The very name of the people who created it is still not clear. The height of the church is 37 m. The church was built in the tradition of carpentry Russia - no nails (except the "scales" on the "plow" the dome - where they are tied together by small nails). According to its style, the church is amongst the "summer", the winter can not conduct a ceremony here. Church of the Transfiguration represent the church type multistage octagon. The basic component of the work is wood octahedral (octagonal) allocated under the direction of illumination. From the west to the underlying wood is the wood adjacent to the wall of the cafeteria is not high. On the lower octagonal layout we also added 2 octagonal wooden smaller size.
5 - Amber Room - the 8th wonder of the world: Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of the city of Pushkin, originally a room decorated with panels adorned with amber gold leaf and sword. With the special beauty of the lavish, this place is often called the 8th wonder of the world.
Universal Amber Room was completed in 1701 - 1709 in Prussia and in the Charlottenburg palace till 1716. Then the king Friedrich Willhelm Prussia was the first tribute to the Tsar at the time was Peter the Great as presentation gifts pay their respects. Shortly after the Germans began Soviet invasion in World War II, the government tried to disassemble and move all the art treasures in Leningrad, in that list of course famous Amber room . After years of display and amber work here becomes dry and brittle, so when moving this piece fragile Amber Room began to collapse. So they have to find an alternative, which is hidden behind the amber panels a false wall was built in order to avoid lightning looting and vandalism since the Nazis. However, this effort was not successful.