The newspaper "Izvestiya", the television channel "Rossiya" and the radio station "Mayak" " put forward the initiative about carrying out a competition "Seven wonders of Russia". The competition was held from 01.10.2007 till 10.06.2008. On the site http://www.ruschudo.ru/ all inhabitants of Russia could not only vote for those wonders of Russia, which were presented by representatives of federal districts, but also to offer their own variants.
In the first round of voting which was held from October, 1st, till February, 1st, 2008,49 wonders from 7 federal districts of Russia were chosen: 7 wonders from each federal district.
From February 1st till May 1st, 2008 in the second round of voting, 14 finalists of the competition "SEVEN wonders of Russia" were chosen.
And from May 1st till June 10th the SUPER-final was held. The winners of the competition "7 wonders of Russia" were chosen with the help of the system of secret rating voting.
The results of the national voting were made known on June 12th, 2008 in Moscow during direct broadcasting of celebrating in honor of the Independence Day of Russia (broadcasting was carried out by the television channel of RTR).
The information on all participants of the competition can be found on the site Wonders of Russia.