Hermitage pavillion in Tsarskoe Selo, Finalist, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, Russia

Hermitage pavillion in Tsarskoe Selo, Finalist, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, Russia

More than 16,000 images were uploaded by 1,047 photographers in the Russian national Wiki Loves Monuments contest, highlighting the stunning diversity of Russia’s cultural heritage. Among the top-ten finalists are several of Russia’s historic churches, a panorama of the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastary, a peaceful photograph of the iconic Priory Palace on Black Lake and colorful image of the Hermitage Pavillion in St. Petersburg.

Learn more about Wiki Loves Monuments at the international site and see the other Russian winners here. Be sure to read here tomorrow, 3 December, as we announce the international winners!

Alice Roberts, Communications Intern

The Round Tower in Vyborg, Finalist, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, Russia

Priory Palance on the Black Lake, Finalist, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, Russia

Priory Palance on Black Lake, Finalist, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, Russia