|You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream thing that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'. - Geroge Bernard Shaw|
One of the many beautiful things found in Russia and other fSU countries is the architecture. Below we have listed a variety of sites with information and/or photos of this form of art. Other photographic examples can be found on many of the sites on the Communities in Russia page.
This site contains photo-tours by Nick Mikhailovsky of ancient russian architecture in Novgorod, Pskov, Kostroma, and Jaroslavl (Yaroslavl).
History, current information and photographs of this amazing and ancient area.
From Little Russia, a variety of photographs of Moscow architecture are offered.
This Virtual Museum of Architecture and Monumental Art contains some interesting examples of these forms of art.
From the Association for International Education, these pages provide a short explanation of Russian archicitecture.
Besiki Sisauri has developed a photo gallery of buildings and monuments in Tblisi, Georgia and has also provided some brief architectural information.
This book, in Russian only, covers the architecture of the Altai region from the 1800's to the early 20th century. (However, the site about the book is in English also.)
Located north of Moscow in Zagorsk, this unique architectural monestary played an important part in history.
This photogallery by Anton Mets contains beautiful buildings at a variety of locations in Russia. There is also a Russian version.
This outdoor museum of wooden architecture located near Arkhangelsk contains more than 100 buildings that have been moved to this location from different areas of the north. Photos and descriptions are provided for many of these strucutures. (Russian version)
This extensive, detailed site has fascinating information about the architecture in this region and includes some of the myths and superstitions that influence the architecture. There are many photos and diagrams so this is slow to load but definitely worth having patience for.
A brief historical overview of this subject is presented.
Three pages of photos of beautiful old wooden homes along the Volga River are depicted on this site.
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