On the occasion of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014, the interest of the international community in Russia, its traditions, culture, customs and religion is significantly increased.

Cultural and historical center crowned by the Temple's Holy Face of Christ the Savior Cathedral, built in the vicinity of the entrance area to the Olympic Park, allowed guests arriving to the venue of the Winter Olympics, get acquainted with the spiritual and cultural life and the long history of the peoples of the Krasnodar. In 2014 it became a worthy object of international hospitality, showing residents of the Olympic Sochi and his guests cultural, religious and historical significance of Russian Orthodoxy.

Temple of the Holy Face of Christ the Savior, in the spoken language is also called "Olympic Temple" or the briefly Redeemer Church – is an Orthodox Church in Sochi, Krasnodar region. It is located in a newly built large spiritual and educational center "Shelter of St. John the Baptist", near the Imereti lowland. Rector – is Archimandrite Flavian.

Church of the Holy Trinity – is an Orthodox church in the center of Adler, on Kirov Street.

Holy Trinity Church in Adler founded in 1898. This is Orthodox Church - Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in the Adler.

Kobrin is one of the oldest cities in Belarus with more than 700 years of history, architectural and historical ensemble of which preserved very well. History of the Kobrin associated with the name of Suvorov. He lived in these places from 1797 to 1800. In the city, there are several monuments to the Great Russian commander, I personally saw two. We started with embankment Mukhavets River, on the shore of which the sculpture boatswain is installed.

On the river bank of Mukhavets there is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It was built on the site of the first battle culminated in the victory of the Russian army in the 1812 war.

Let's start our little walk through Petrozavodsk.

Railway station in Petrozavodsk

This is the only monument in honor of Ulyanov-Lenin in Russia, in whose hands are not famous worker-peasant cap, but necessary thing for the local nature namely hat ear flaps.

The first mention of Namangan refers to the end of the XV century, and the status of the city it has since 1610 year. After the annexation of the Khanate of Kokand, which was a part of the Ferghana Valley, to the Russian Empire, it became the center of the Namangan district of Ferghana region. The city received the education, health and industry, population increased. In Soviet times, these processes are not stopped. Now Namangan is one of the largest cities of Uzbekistan, the number of its inhabitants surpassed 475,000.

In the intercity bus, which carried me out of Uch-Kurgan, tickets were sold by a young conductor. Making sure that I did not understand him, he showed his index finger. I still did not understand him and one of the passengers suggested:

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