Best of Russia 2015: Ancient, Soviet and modern architecture

“The Motherland Calls” statue on a hill overlooking Volgograd, Russia, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad.

“The Motherland Calls” statue on a hill overlooking Volgograd, Russia, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad.

Yulia Borovikova
On March 15 Moscow locals and visitors can visit the city’s Winzavod Contemporary Art Center to see the winners of the “Best of Russia” annual photo contest. Our selection today features the winners in the "Architecture" category.
Kluchevsky Bridge, a new bridge across the Kamchatka River, opened in late 2014.
A photo from the series, “Snow-Covered Dreams About the Young Pioneers,” Khabarovsk, Russian Far East.
The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam on the Yenisei River at night.
A fisherman’s village on the Chukchi Peninsula.
The 10th-century Shoana Church in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic is one of Russia’s most ancient temples.
The view on the bridge across the Volga River, Saratov.
An ancient cemetery of the Alans, an Iranian nomadic people of antiquity that settled in the Caucasus region 2,000 years ago.
The moon rises above the “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” monument in VDNH exhibition center, Moscow.
First snow in October 2014 at the Flooded Belfry of the Nikolsky Cathedral, Kalyazin (188 km from Moscow).
Shadows on statues in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. / For more photos from 'Best of Russia' series follow the link.
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