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Not far from the historic village Issad in the woods you can find a beautiful waterfall - quite rare for this area. Gorchakovschinsky Falls is the highest waterfall of the Leningrad region which reaches the height of four meters. Visitors find the waterfall in its own beauty because it is situated in the forest. There is a unique monument of ancient architecture in this area too- the Lyubshanskaya fortress. It was opened in 1990, thanks to the expedition of the Archeology Institute of Academy of Sciences, and it was recognized as the oldest fortress of Russia.
The fortress was built at the end of the VI century on the site of the settlements of the Finno-Ugric tribes. Analogues of such buildings in Europe do not exist. It is difficult to get on the territory of the fortress difficult, because excavations are periodically conducted, but it is quite possible to view from a distance. Lyubsha is located on the right bank of the Volkhov River where it meets the Lyubsha River, two kilometers north of the village of Staraya Ladoga. First you need to go on the highway "Kola" to Staraya Ladoga, and then to cross by boat to the other side and walk for about two kilometers.
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This is St.
Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, a great centre of culture of indigenous people of the northern capital, which is often an occasion for jokes and pride.
It's hard to believe, but in some places in St.
Petersburg - for example, in the rush hour on the subway - you can still hear the phrase "Excuse me" and "please.
Petersburg - perhaps the most large-scale experiment on crossing the European order and the Russian mentality.
There is something about this city that gets under your skin.
Many are ready to sing praises about St.
Petersburg, and many would give everything to move here permanently.
Others have criticized the city for gloom and depression, with the stable gray sky and shabby backyards, shocking underside of monuments of architecture of St.
And even skeptics understand that melancholy here has a very different breed.
When the heaviest clouds in gloomy afternoon creep on the golden spire of the Admiralty , it seems that even without the sun on the banks of the Neva, highly culture still exists.
It's not like celebrations on the Red Square on the background of the Asian Kremlin.
Petersburg, anyway, is in Europe, well, or the "eurowindow", which so diligently the visionary Peter I chopped.
The Russian Emperor was very kind to their offspring.
He personally chose the site for the Nevsky prospect , thought should be where Peter and Paul Fortress was.
Trying to be "trending", with an eye to Venice and Amsterdam , Peter planned to ensnare a city network of canals and issued a decree according to which all the buildings - a hitherto unprecedented case in Russia - were to be built only in stone.
Foreign guides, waving away the noisy Moscow , on the pages of Peter put forward in the first place.
And hit the target.
While the capital is choked with traffic jams , Petersburg City has lots of cheap and tolerable houses, a nice hotel near the Five corners, where it is already possible to climb on the enormous St.
Isaac's Cathedral , "Aurora" deck and to get lost in the labyrinths of the "Hermitage" .
The notorious "spirit of St Petersburg" is legendary, but even if we expand it to chemical elements, we shall not reveal the secret.
For some, Peter is Baroque architecture of Rastrelli for someone else the chants of "Zenith" fans or gatherings at the "Idiot" restaurant.
But the constant attribute of the Petersburg atmosphere is the fresh sea breeze, of numerous islands in the Neva delta.
The city's white nights are legendary.
Not in vain, St.
Petersburg was known as the "Venice of the North".
During the first World War was named Petrograd and after in hounour of the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was re-named Leningrad.
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