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Stolovaya is a flat mountain (3,003 meters) located on the border of the Republic of Ingushetia and the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. In Russian the word “stol” means “table”.

This mountain, depicted on the state emblem of Ingushetia, is visible from Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, and Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia (also depicted on the emblem of Vladikavkaz). Stolovaya Mountain on Google Maps. Photos by: Timur Agirov.

Climbing Stolovaya Mountain, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

climb to the top of Stolovaya Mountain

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The largest coal strip mine in Russia

Borodinsky coal strip mine is located 7 km from the town of Borodino in the Krasnoyarsk region.

In January 2016, the one billionth ton of coal was mined here, making it the largest coal strip mine in the country. It provides jobs for about 1,500 people.

Borodinsky coal strip mine, Russia, photo 1

take a look at the mine and equipment

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Multi-colored mountains of Kyzyl-Chin, located near the village of Chagan-Uzun in the Altai Republic, is a great place for photographers, lovers of geology and natural beauty. Clays of different colors create unique natural scenery.

The local mountains look as if they are painted in stripes of different shades of red, yellow and green. This place situated at the beginning of the Chui steppe, about 7.5 km from Chui tract, looks like a real Mars. Kyzyl-Chin on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Martian landscapes, Altai, Russia, photo 1

awesome alien landscape

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This unusual red church is located in the village of Krasnoye, in Staritsa district of the Tver region. Church of the Transfiguration was built in 1790.

This is one of the rarest pseudo-Gothic buildings of the 18th century in the region. The church looks especially unusual in contrast with the farmhouses and barns. Krasnoye village on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Maretsky.

Transfiguration Church, Krasnoye village, Tver region, Russia, photo 1

very unusual church

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The beauty of Lake Baikal

It took Stas Tolstnev more than two years to film this beautiful time-lapse video clip about Lake Baikal – the purest and deepest lake on our planet. Baikal looks especially wonderful in winter.

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Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist in Dyakovo is one of the two survived multi-pillar churches of the 16th century, an outstanding monument of Russian architecture.

The church is situated in the territory of Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve in the Southern Administrative District of Moscow. In the 16th century, the royal residence was located in this area.

Church of John the Baptist, Dyakovo, Russia, photo 1

interesting architectural monument

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Kamchatka, a peninsula located in the Far East of Russia, is a wonderful region where nature is preserved in its original form. Here you can watch the bears, sea lions, killer whales, and many other animals in their natural habitat.

Let’s go for a ride on a boat along the eastern coast of Kamchatka and see for yourself! Photos by: Andrey Grachev.

The eastern coast of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of untouched nature

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The roads of Moscow

Excellent aerial video about the roads of Moscow – the circulatory system of the busiest city in Russia.

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The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

Wooden architecture museum Kostroma Sloboda, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden monuments

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Krasnoyarsk is a city located in Eastern Siberia, the capital of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the second largest region of Russia.

It is one of the oldest cities in Siberia founded in 1628. In 2012, the city’s population exceeded one million and made Krasnoyarsk the most eastern city in the country with a population of over a million people. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Krasnoyarsk city, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

fly over the city

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