Soviet Sites

If you’re looking to discover Soviet historical sites and want to find the best places to view Soviet-era history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Once you’ve explored the list of Soviet sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Soviet-era sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Soviet historical sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Soviet Russia: Site Index

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Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral is an imposing nineteenth century cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Lenin’s Mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum is a granite crypt where visitors are invited to see the mummified body of former Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin.

Mask of Sorrow

The Mask of Sorrow is a stark reminder of those who perished in Soviet prison camps.

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Museum of Genocide Victims

The Museum of Genocide Victims in Vilnius focuses on human cost of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania.

Perm 36 Gulag

Perm 36 is the best preserved of Stalin’s Gulags, near the border with Siberia.

Red Square

Red Square is a world famous public plaza in Moscow in Russia and the site of many important social, political and military events.

The Dneprovsky Mine

The Dneprovsky Mine was a soviet prison camp in eastern Russia under Joseph Stalin.

The Kremlin

The Kremlin has been the seat of Russian power for centuries and was the site of many significant historical events. Today it houses several impressive museums and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg is an 18th century fort turned political prison listed by UNESCO.

The Smolny Institute

The Smolny Institute was Lenin’s seat of power during the October Revolution.