Take a trip around the world and learn about new countries. This month we’re in Russia! (all photos); Jim McMahon/Mapman® (maps)


The Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed took 6 years to build, from 1555 to 1561 A.D. Its colorful toppers—called onion domes—became a signature feature of Russian architecture.


R.M. Nunes/Alamy Stock Photo 

The Trans-Siberian Railroad, one of the longest railways in the world, spans 5,772 miles. It connects Moscow, Russiaʼs capital, with Vladivostok in the east.


The endangered Siberian, or Amur, tiger prowls the eastern forests of Russia. Some tigers claim and guard territories as large as 770 square miles!


During summer in St. Petersburg, the sun shines nearly 24 hours a day!

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