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Apr/14

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Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk

This beautiful photo was taken in Sestroretsk, a small town which is a part of Saint Petersburg city.

Sestroretsk is a seaside health resort with its mineral waters and curative mud located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Photo by Sergey Degtyarev

Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk, Russia

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Tomorrow, April 12, the world will mark the International Day of Human Space Flight, known as Cosmonautics Day in Russia.

About two weeks before that, March 26, 2014, Russian spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-12M” with two Russian cosmonauts (Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev) and one NASA astronaut (Steve Swanson) was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station. Photos by Slava Stepanov

The launch of the 39th expedition to the ISS, Baikonur, photo 1

rocket launch from Baikonur

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Apr/14

7

Church of the Savior on Blood

Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg was built in 1883-1907 to commemorate the fact that at this place, in 1881, as a result of the assassination, the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. Height of the church is 81 meters.

It was built as a memorial to Alexander II of the money raised throughout Russia. This beautiful church, museum and architectural monument, is located in the historic center of St. Petersburg on the bank of the Griboyedov Canal near Mikhailovsky Garden. Photos by deletant

Church of the Savior on Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

let’s go on a tour of the church

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Apr/14

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Russian winter forest from a fairy tale

Snow is almost gone in many Russian cities and soon nothing will remind of winter.

Goodbye winter frosts! Let’s enjoy these beautiful winter photos taken in the forest somewhere in Chelyabinsk region by marateaman

Russian winter forest from a fairy tale, photo 1

dreamlike winter forest

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Mar/14

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St. Petersburg from bird’s-eye view

Beautiful video of cultural capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg, shot from a height.

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Mar/14

28

Saint Petersburg – the land of cloud castles

Beautiful photo of Saint Petersburg – one of the most picturesque cities of Russia – taken by Alexander Atoyan

Saint Petersburg - the land of cloud castles

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Russky Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge to the Russky Island across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok. Construction of the bridge began September 3, 2008. It was the part of the city’s preparations for the APEC summit in 2012.

This bridge has the world’s largest span of cable-stayed bridges, length 1104 meters. Photos by Sergey Orlov

Russky Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia, photo 1

impressive construction

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Tula is a historic Russian city first mentioned in 1146. It is located 170 km south of Moscow. Photo by Pavel Minaev

Tula city, Russia

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Mar/14

18

Crystal clear ice of the frozen Baikal Lake

Lake Baikal is the lake of tectonic origin located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk oblast and Buryat Republic). It is the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural fresh water reservoir. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Frozen Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

frozen lake

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Mar/14

15

Novotroitsk – industrial city

Impressive photo of Novotroitsk, Russian industrial city located in Orenburg oblast, taken by Kachurin Aleksey

Industrial city Novotroitsk, Russia

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