7 Wonders of Russia
Russia is home to two of the 7 Natural Wonders of Europe and Russia features its own 7 Wonders of Nature. Because of the abundance of wonders, this collection presents the seven man-made wonders of Russia.
So, what are the 7 Wonders of Russia? Here is a look at the magnificent attractions that call Russia home.
What are the 7 Wonders of Russia?
The Moscow Kremlin, often called the Kremlin, is a fortified complex located in the center of Moscow. It overlooks the Moskva River with additional views of the Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
The Moscow Kremlin is a citadel that includes the Grand Kremlin Palace, five other palaces, four cathedrals, all situated within the Kremlin Walls accompanied by the Kremlin towers. This comprehensive complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Moscow Kremlin was constructed between 1482 through 1495 and it occupies an area of 64.4 acres (27.7 ha).
Moscow State University
Moscow State University, officially named Lomonosov Moscow State University, is a coeducational and public research university. It is the highest-ranking university in Russia and frequently recognized as the most prestigious of the Soviet Union.
Moscow State University has an academic staff of 5,000 serving 47,000 students. It features the tallest educational building in the world. There are 7,000 post-graduates that are part of the 47,000-student body.
Moscow State University reaches a height of 787 feet (240 m) with the top floor (floor 24) occurring at 702 feet (214 m). It represents 10,763,910 square feet (1,000,000 sq. m) of floor space.
Ostankino Tower is a radio and television tower located in Moscow. It is owned by the Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network.
Ostankino Tower reaches a height of 1,772 feet (540.1 m) and is currently the tallest free-standing structure in Russia and throughout Europe. It is the 11th tallest in the world. It was the first free-standing structure to surpass the 1,600 feet (500 m) mark.
The antenna spire reaches the height of 1,772 feet (540.1 m) with the roof reaching a height of 1,264.4 feet (385.4 m), and the top floor occurring at 1,182.4 feet (360.4 m). There are 11 elevators serving the tower. It has been the tallest structure in Europe for over 50 years.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral is the more commonly used name for the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. It is officially now named the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It might be the longest name for a cathedral.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral was constructed between 1555 and 1561. At the time, it was the city’s tallest structure until the bell tower in 1600. The architecture was done in a way to reflect a bonfire rising into the sky.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It reaches a height of 156 feet (47.5 m) and features 10 domes with 2 spires. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in Russia and throughout Europe.