The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Russia
Photo by Nickolas Titkov  –  Link



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The largest country in the world stretches across two continents and is surrounded by two oceans, 14 neighbouring countries and a dozen seas. Russia's vastness creates astonishing variety in both geographical and cultural terms. The mix of its imperialist past with 20th century communist influence has created a unique dichotomy which continues to amaze and perplex every visitor.