Winter bridge in Vladivostok, #Russia. Guess what's its official name? You won't believe it :) The Russky Bridge! "Russky" is the spelling for "Russian :) The bridge connects the mainland part of the city (Nazimov peninsula) with ... Russky Island. Too much of Russian in a couple of phrases, we agree :)
Ussuri Bay in Russia was once a Soviet-era dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain, but thanks to the awesome power of mother nature, the bay, near Vladivostok, now boasts one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever see.
In March, Siberia's Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface. //So pretty EL//
The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.