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Sevastopol, Crimea

Decommissioned Soviet Sub Base

In the land of the Light Brigade stands a testament to the Cold War.
Sevastopol, Crimea

The 'Valley of Death'

This vineyard was the site of the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade.
Alupka, Crimea

Vorontsov Palace

This magnificent Crimean estate was once a playground of the Russian elite.
Yalta, Crimea

Ai-Petri Bridges

One of the windiest peaks in Crimea is home to an incredible set of cable bridges.
Haspra, Crimea

The Swallow's Nest

A castle perched precariously over the Crimean Sea.
Yalta, Crimea

Druzhba

This space age health spa looks like a supervillain's lair.
Kerch, Crimea

Koyashskoe Salt Lake

The saltiest lake in all of Crimea is also the pinkest of the pink and teeming with life.
Kerch, Crimea

Tsarsky Kurgan

This ancient burial mound is accessed by an impressive Greek-built archway.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
Sviyazhsk, Russia

Assumption Cathedral and Monastery

A former military outpost of Ivan the Terrible, the 16th-century church contains some of the rarest examples of Eastern Orthodox mural paintings.
Volgograd, Russia

Pavlov's House

The Nazis lost more men trying to take this Russian-held Stalingrad apartment block than they did when taking Paris.
Volgograd, Russia

'The Motherland Calls'

The world's tallest statue of a woman wields the world's tallest sword and is at risk of toppling over.
Spassky District, Russia

Bolghar

During the Soviet era, the medieval capital of Volga Bulgaria served as a substitute for Mecca.
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier American Legation Museum

This stucco building in North Africa was the first American-owned property on foreign soil.
Brooklyn, New York

Bay Ridge Gingerbread House

On the hills of Bay Ridge stands a house straight out of a fairy tale.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morris Canal

Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.
Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The world's longest bridge fountain shoots out water from hundreds of nozzles creating a beautiful spectacle.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" is an Elizabethan-era hangout in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.