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Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

View of Red Square looking northwest from St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.     Red Square (Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь, tr. Krásnaya Plóshchaď; IPA: [ˈkrasnəjə ˈploɕːətʲ]) is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant

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Italian St. Petersburg.

Motifs of the Italian Renaissance in St. Petersburg architecture. Although the Italian community in St. Petersburg has never been large, no other nationality has had such a profound influence on the city's cultural and artistic heritage. While the cliche that St. Petersburg is the "Venice of the North" does not stand up to much

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