Russian History Tour

Estonia’s time under the Russian empire, from 1710 to 1918, had a large impact on the period’s culture. Some of Estonia’s most stunning architecture, like Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, commissioned in 1718 by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine, or wooden lace adorned buildings, were erected during Russian rule. In the 19th century, spa culture came into fashion and tourists flocked to seaside resorts like Haapsalu, Pärnu and Kuressaare for curative mud treatments. Long before this, however, the Lake Peipus region of Estonia has been home to Russian Old Believers, a religious cultural group.

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