Seven wonders of Russia
Surely each of you has ever heard of the seven wonders of the world. Unfortunately, you can only hear about them now, because six of the seven wonders of the classic list no longer exist. There is only one miracle from this list that you can see with your own eyes — the Pyramid of Cheops.
The great pyramid of Cheops — one of the wonders of the world
However, there are many other wonders in the world! In 2007, a list of the new seven wonders of the world was announced, which were chosen by international voting on the Internet and SMS voting. This list of “7 new wonders of the world” does not include any object from Russia, but in our vast Homeland there are many interesting and unusual attractions, as well as beautiful natural places worthy of the name “miracle”! It was decided to prove it with the help of the project “Seven wonders of Russia”. As part of the project, a national competition was organized to determine the best seven wonders of Russia. The contest was organized by Rossiya TV channel, Izvestia newspaper and Mayak radio station. The wonders of Russia were chosen by SMS voting and Internet voting. Among the contenders for the title of “miracle of Russia” were such interesting options as:
– three Kremlin-Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk and Tobolsk;
two leaning tower of Russia — the Suyumbike Tower and the leaning tower;
– Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Raif monastery, Ivolginsky datsan and Kul-Sharif Mosque in Kazan;
– Novosibirsk zoo;
– diamond mine in Peace;
– keyboard monument in Yekaterinburg;
– Kalashnikov assault rifle and Kalashnikov small arms Museum in Izhevsk;
– the pole of cold in Yakutia;
– and many other wonders of Russia.
On June 12, 2008, the day of Russia, the results of the contest — 7 wonders of Russia-were announced on red square.
Seven wonders of Russia
1. Valley of geysers
4. Pillars of weathering
5. St. Basil’s Cathedral
6. Mamayev Kurgan and the Motherland monument»
Valley of geysers
Valley of geysers in Kamchatka
The valley of geysers in Kamchatka is one of the largest geyser fields in the world, on the territory of which there are numerous geysers, geothermal springs, thermal sites, mud boilers, lakes and waterfalls. On the territory of the Valley of geysers there is abnormal biodiversity and high contrast of natural conditions and microclimate, it is a unique ecological system. The valley of geysers, whose photos resemble illustrations from the books of science fiction writers — is a magical place for ecotourism lovers, the pearl of Kamchatka.
Baikal is the deepest lake on Earth, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water, one of the largest lakes in the world in terms of water surface area. To the name of the lake ” Baikal “you can apply a lot of different epithets” most-most”, and the locals even call Baikal the sea because of its grandiose size. Baikal and its coastal areas are a unique ecological system with a rich world of flora and fauna. The lake is home to more than 2.5 thousand species of fauna, most of which are endemic, that is, found only in this ecosystem.
Peterhof Palace and Park ensemble
Peterhof is a picturesque Palace and Park complex founded by Peter I as a country Imperial residence. In our days the Peterhof which is often called Russian Versailles, became a symbol of the Russian Imperial scale and refined taste. Palaces, alleys, flower beds, fountains, statues and sculptures — all full of grandeur and recalls the beautiful bygone era.
Pillars of weathering
Weathering pillars in the Komi Republic
Weathering pillars on Manpupuner mountain (Mansi dummies) is a natural monument on the territory of the Komi Republic, representing seven outliers with a height of 30 to 42 meters. All pillars have bizarre shapes and depending on the place of inspection can resemble the figures of huge people or large heads of different animals. There are many legends about these unusual stone statues, and in ancient times the locals even deified and worshipped these Mansi dummies.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
St. Basil’s Cathedral is an amazing temple in its beauty, which United ten churches (chapels) on one base. The Cathedral, whose history begins in the middle of the XVI century, is easy to recognize by the beautiful colorful domes, among which there are no identical. Located on red square in the Russian capital, St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the main symbols of Moscow and the whole country.
Mamayev Kurgan and the Motherland monument»
Motherland in Volgograd
Mamayev Kurgan is a memorial complex built in honor of the heroes of the great Patriotic War. The main monument of the memorial is the sculpture ” Motherland calls!”. The height of the sculpture is 85 meters, it is one of the highest sculptures in the world and the highest sculpture in Russia and Europe.
Elbrus — the highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe, included in the list of the highest peaks of the world “Seven peaks”. Elbrus is a magical mountain that attracts not only climbers and extreme riders, but also ordinary travelers who come to the foot of the mountain to feel the greatness of the giant mountain.
7 wonders of Russia on the map
To visit all seven wonders of Russia is quite difficult, and it’s not just the huge distances between them. The valley of geysers and weathering Pillars are located within the reserves and access to them is limited. But nothing is impossible for those who set a goal to see all the wonders of Russia with their own eyes.