OREANDA-NEWS  More than half of Russians — 53 percent — have never visited the architectural sights of their city or region. About this was informed by the Odnoklassniki social network, which conducted the research with the support of the Attention Foundation within the framework of the Architectural Periscope project.

At the same time, during the survey, respondents named the monuments that they consider the most recognizable in Russia. These were the Ryazan VDNKh (almost one in five Russians recognizes the object — 18 percent), the White Tower in Yekaterinburg and the Pushchino-on-Oka estate in the Moscow Region (they were recognized in 12 percent of cases).

The study showed that 28 percent of Russians visit local attractions 1-2 times a year, 9 percent — 3-5 times. Being in another region, every second respondent (53 percent) is ready to study monuments and go on excursions.

Previously, the most popular destinations for Russians to travel during the New Year holidays were named. One of them turned out to be Veliky Ustyug. This area is in the greatest demand among residents of Rostov-on-Don, Moscow and Chelyabinsk. In addition to Veliky Ustyug, Russians are going to Karelia this year for a beautiful winter and New Year's mood. Residents of Moscow, Yaroslavl, and St. Petersburg most often choose the direction. Also, many people prefer trips to Kaliningrad.