The Peterhof Palace built between 1714 and 1755 is a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city centre is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (wiki)
Stupendous St.Petersburg, Russia - The Venice of the North
Grand Cascade in Peterhof, a popular tourist destination in Saint Petersburg
This is the Church of the Saviour on the Blood in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It is built on the location of the Ipatiev House, which is where Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, their five children, the family physician, their maid and cook were assassinated by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918. The church was constructed in 2003, although it would be difficult to distinguish from a church built 500 years ago.
The Catherine Palace designed by Rastrelli (Russian: Екатерининский дворец) is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 25 km south-east of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.