Land Size: 17,075,200 sq km
Russia - St. Petersburg
Former Imperial residences
1) Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) Originally, these lands belonged to Peter 1's wife Catherine I. A modest palace was put up for her at the beginning of the 18th century (named Catherine's Palace after her), which was later redecorated by F.-B. Rastrelli for Elizabeth I in the baroque style. Later it was the favorite summer residence of Catherine the Great (ruled 1762 - 1796), redecorated for her by the Scottish architect Charles Cameron in the classical style. Still, the palace retained its baro....
Russia - Russia, Siberia
Siberia, Lake Baikal, and Russia
Lake Baikal in Russia/Siberia is a must to see if you are travelling along the Trans- Siberian railway.