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Sep/14

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The cruiser “Aurora” has gone for repairs

This morning four tugs have taken the cruiser “Aurora” (a famous museum ship in Saint Petersburg) to Kronstadt for dock repairs.

During the repair, the historical parts of the hull and machinery of the ship will be fully preserved. The cruiser will return to the historic berth in 2016. Photos by Mikhail Roskin published in drugoi

Aurora cruiser, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

one interesting fact

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Sep/14

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The variety of landscapes of Kamchatka

Kamchatka is a peninsula located in the north-eastern part of Eurasia in Russia. It stretches from north-east to south-west for 1200 km.

In general, the landscapes and nature of Kamchatka are very similar to the open spaces of southern Siberia, the main difference – volcanoes. And another big difference is climate.

The variety of landscapes of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

beautiful land

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Novorossiysk sea port is the largest in Russia and the fifth port in Europe by cargo turnover. The port handles about 20% of the total volume of goods exported and imported through the sea ports of Russia.

It is located on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea in the ice-free Novorossiysk (Tsemes) Bay. During the year, more than 4500 ships come to Novorossiysk sea port. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Novorossiysk sea port, Russia, photo 1

the largest Russian port

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Peschanaya (Sandy) Bay is one of the most beautiful and well-known places on Baikal Lake. Unique taiga slopes with picturesque groups of rocks together with a clean sandy beach of semicircular form (length – 750 meters, width – 15-20 meters) are very picturesque.

The only way to reach this place is to go by water from Listvyanka or Irkutsk. In July and August, you can swim in the lake though the water is pretty cool (about plus 13 degrees Celsius). Peschanaya Bay on Google Maps. Photos by borh_84

Peschanaya Bay - a beautiful place on Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

a lovely place to stay

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Sep/14

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The beauty of Zabaykalye prairie nature

Russia is rich in numerous places with incredibly beautiful and still pure nature. Zabaykalye – the natural and geographical region located to the east and south-east of Lake Baikal – is one of such places.

Just look at these ridges, the valley with a swift river, the sky before the storm and freely grazing horses! This place is located somewhere in Buryatia Republic. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Zabaykalye prairie, Buryatia Republic, Russia, photo 1

beauty of wild nature

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Sep/14

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Vladimirskiy Cathedral in St. Petersburg

The cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God or simply Vladimirskiy Cathedral is an Orthodox church standing on Vladimir Square in St. Petersburg.

It is dedicated to one of the most revered icons in Russia. This five-domed church is a monument of architecture of the transitional style from baroque to classicism. Photo by Ilya Melikhov

Vladimirskiy cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Sunflower is a major oilseed crop in Russia. In 2013, the gross yield of sunflower seeds amounted to about 10.2 million. tons – 3 times more than in 1990 during the Soviet period, and by 27.7% more than in 2012.

Russia occupies a leading position in the world in this area, together with Ukraine (10.0 million tons of oilseeds in 2013). Blooming sunflower fields look very picturesque. The following wonderful pictures were taken in Lipetsk region by Petr Ushanov

Blooming sunflowers, Lipetsk region, Russia, photo 1

beautiful field of sunflowers

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Aug/14

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Abandoned storage of nuclear warheads

On the vast expanses of Russia you can find a lot of abandoned facilities. Most of them were built in remote and sometimes very picturesque areas for military purposes during the Soviet period and after the collapse of the USSR were abandoned.

For example, look at this abandoned storage of nuclear warheads built in the 1960s in the depths of the granite mountain and located somewhere in the northern part of Russia. Photos by Lana Sator

Abandoned storage of nuclear warheads, Russia, photo 1

explore the base

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Aug/14

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Economy of Russia in 2015

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia has revised its growth forecast of the Russian economy in 2015. Deterioration in the forecast is related to the sanctions because of the events in Ukraine and geopolitical tensions.

Overall, the new picture of development of the country in the next year corresponds to a recent estimate made by the head of the Ministry Alexei Ulyukayev said that Russia is balancing between stagnation and recession.

Russia economy

some figures

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Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, also known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, was built on the place where March 1, 1881, as a result of the assassination, the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

The church was built by the order of the Emperor Alexander III in 1883-1907 as a monument to the Emperor Alexander II with funds collected throughout Russia. It is standing in the historic center of Saint Petersburg on the banks of Griboedov Canal near the Mikhailovsky Garden. The height of the church – 81 meters, the total capacity – up to 1,600 people. Photo by Andrey Rumyantsev

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

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