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Seven Sisters skyscrapers stand as architectural highlights of Russia tours

Few countries can match Russia when it comes to impressive architecture. From the stunning castles in St. Petersburg to the imposing structures in Moscow's Red Square, Russia tours will certainly appeal to even the most casual architecture buff. Many landmarks fit the bill, but some stand above the rest, and that includes the famous Seven Sisters skyscrapers that dot the Moscow skyline.

One of the most recognizable of the seven buildings is the Radisson Royal Hotel. Aside from being a luxurious lodging option, the building stands more than 675 feet tall and its Gothic style makes it an icon of the city. The hotel first opened its doors in 1957, and while it's a great place to stay during your tour of Russia, its lush amenities and trademark style are not the only things the hotel has to offer. In fact, it contains an estimated 1,200 original paintings.

While the Radisson Royal Hotel may catch your eye first, the other six skyscrapers are just as impressive, including the main building for Moscow State University. Located on Moscow's Sparrow Hills, the structure rises to nearly 750 feet, which made it the tallest building in Europe until 1990. Its location on the college's campus also helps create a unique atmosphere you can't replicate anywhere else in the city.

Rounding out the Seven Sisters skyscrapers in the Kudrinskaya Square Building, which is mostly home to high-end apartments. In the past, it has been the residence of some of the most important people in Russia, including cosmonauts and aircraft designers, and today it still retains much of its mystical charm that make it a must-see part of Russia.

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