The start of this trip in Russia was an absolute dream. With the visa process taken care of, I was so incredibly excited to go back to one of my favorite places in the entire world. There is so much to see and do in Russia, but with limited time I decided to go to just Moscow and St. Petersburg. I easily could have spent longer than 16 days though! It was an absolutely amazing time and such a dream come true. To share a bit with you all, I thought I’d do a photoessay with my favorite photos from Russia. Here are my top 30 pictures!

Kremlin, Red Square // Moscow, Russia

The Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin // Moscow, Russia

Izmailovskij Kremlin // Moscow, Russia

Red Square // Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University (MGU / МГУ) // Moscow, Russia

Lenin statues in Gorky Park // Moscow, Russia

Khachapuri adjaruli, my favorite Georgian food! // Moscow, Russia

Sunset over Red Square // Moscow, Russia

Komsomolskaya Metro Station // Moscow, Russia

Sergiev Posad Monastery // Sergiev Posad, Russia

Red Square // Moscow, Russia

Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood // St. Petersburg, Russia

The interior of the Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood // St. Petersburg, Russia

At the Romanov graves at the Peter and Paul Fortress // St. Petersburg, Russia

Yusupov Palace // St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Isaac’s Cathedral // St. Petersburg, Russia

Interior of St. Isaac’s Cathedral // St. Petersburg

Peterhof Palace and Fountains // Peterhof, Russia

The interior of a room in the Hermitage Museum // St. Petersburg, Russia

Catherine’s Palace // Tsarskoe Selo, Russia

Catherine’s Palace // Tsarskoe Selo, Russia

The Winter Palace // St. Petersburg, Russia

Palace Bridge and the Peter and Paul Fortress during White Nights // St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunrise at the Winter Palace, 3:53am // St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunrise on the Neva River // St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunrise over the Peter and Paul Fortress, 3:11am // St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunrise, 4:34am // St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunrise at the Winter Palace // St. Petersburg, Russia

So happy to share it all with my favorite person! 3:48am // St. Petersburg, Russia

Which photo is your favorite?!