|River cruise in Russia (Moscow-Saint Petersburg): Russian North nature and architechure wonders|
River cruise: Russian North
This web site is a photography gallery on Russian North. These photos were made in 2001, when I had a river cruise (with scientific conference in solid state chemistry). The full cruise was about a week or two - we started from Moscow and went to St. Petersburg.
Here are some points of cruise (I hope you will see a photos)
Moscow - the start of river cruise
We started from Moscow River. Nothing interesting
A very old russian town. The most interesting thing is Museum of vodka.
One of armed monasteries of old lang syne...
Something like a village, living by souvenirs trade. It is stylized as "Russian" - really it is business. It sucks.
Complex of village (some houses "izba") and church. It is a sample of wooden architecture of old - all was made without any nail or iron (and it stays till now, except lightning-catchers they are metallic).
Island with monasteries and sketes - no houses at all. Monks lived there... But for me it is interesting not due to religious things, but to the nature. The coast of Valaam is very strange-shaped^ lots of small islands, bays and so on.
Saint Petersburg - the end of river cruise
It's quite another story...
The full list of photos: