Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Russia

Millions of people visit Russia each and every year and while it might be home to some controversy it is also home to some truly amazing things that can be found nowhere else in the world. Here are just ten of the amazing and unusual things you can visit (please note you would need to apply for a visa to Russia before entering the country)…


St Basil Cathedral, Moscow
St Basil Cathedral, Moscow

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Located on the Red Square is one of the most colourful Cathedrals in the world. Architecture wise it is eight churches around a central ninth.

The Kalyazin Bell Tower, Tver Oblast

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Rising to an impressive height of 244 ft on the Volga River is this flooded belfry that was submerged under water during the construction of the Uglich Hydroelectric Station.

Sutyagin House, Arkhangelsk

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Sutyagin House is 144ft tall and has taken over 15 years to complete. Oh, and it is entirely made from planks of wood!

Pugachevskiy Mud Volcano, Sakhalin Island

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It might be rare to catch it looking like this, but the mud volcano does erupt several times daily. This photo is the results of a large build up. But it is still worth seeing anyway.

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Seashell House, Sverdlovsk

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Located in the Tavatuy community is this giant 228 square meter home that has a strange seashell look. Or maybe it was home to the world biggest hermit crab.

Snow caves, Kamchatka

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Located on the Kamchatka Peninsula is this magical looking ice cave that is almost a kilometre long! It looks well worth a visit I say.

Lena Pillars, Siberia

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These impressive pillars of natural rock located along the banks of the Lena River stand up to 490ft ~ 985ft tall!

City of the Dead, Ossetia

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This ancient cemetery is one of the scariest places to visit in Russia, but also the most morbidly interesting.

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The Dancing Forest, Kaliningrad

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Sometimes it is also called The Mysterious Drunken Forest of Kaliningrad. But no matter what you call it, these are some very freaky and distorted trees that no-one knows the cause of! I blame Russian vodka.

The Mushroom Stones, Altai

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Located on the right bank of the river Chulyshman is this area that has some very interesting stone formations that resemble mushrooms!

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