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Dec/14

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Winter in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod (often called just “Nizhny” in spoken language) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod region.

It is located in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers. Nizhny Novgorod is an important economic and industrial center of Russia, a major transport hub.

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Nizhny Novgorod in the evening

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Russian nature is known for its diversity. The nature of the Russian North occupies a special place in this variety.

Let’s look at the wonderful scenery of the severe nature of northern Karelia (Karelia Republic) and the Kola Peninsula (Murmansk region). Photos by Andrey Grachev

Northern Karelia and the Kola Peninsula, Russia, photo 1

northern landscapes

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Dec/14

10

The night views of Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia (population – about 1.5 million). It is the administrative center of the Siberian Federal District and Novosibirsk region.

The city is a commercial, business, cultural, industrial, transport, and scientific center of federal importance. Let’s see how Novosibirsk looks at night time. Photos by Denis Mukimov

The district near the railway station

Night views of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

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Dec/14

6

Let’s fly over Pereslavl-Zalessky town

Pereslavl-Zalessky is a small town with a population of about 40 thousand people in Yaroslavl region of Russia.

It is located 140 kilometers from Moscow, on the highway M8 “Kholmogory” Moscow – Arkhangelsk, on the shores of Pleshcheyevo Lake. The town is the center of the national park “Pleshcheyevo Lake.” Photos by Andrey Grachev.

Pereslavl-Zalessky town, Yaroslavl region, Russia, photo 1

picturesque Russian provincial town

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Dec/14

2

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the largest Orthodox Monastery in Russia, located in the center of Sergiev Posad in Moscow region.

It is considered that the monastery was founded in 1337. In the Middle Ages, the monastery played a prominent role in the political life of the North-Eastern Russia. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

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the largest Russian monastery

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Gorky nuclear heating plant is an unfinished station for the production of thermal energy for heating Nagorny district of Nizhny Novgorod (former Gorky). Construction of the station was carried out in the 1980s, a few kilometers east of the city limits.

By the end of the 1980s, the station was finished by 85%, but due to public outcry and a growing budget deficit, the completion of construction of the station in the post-Chernobyl period was impossible, and the station was abandoned. Photos by Lana Sator

Abandoned nuclear heating plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, photo 1

explore the station

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Nov/14

25

The Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir

The Dormition (Uspenskiy) Cathedral in Vladimir is an outstanding monument of white-stone architecture of pre-Mongol Russia (the 12th century). Today, it is the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church and the National Museum.

Historically, before the rise of Moscow, it was the main cathedral of Vladimir-Suzdal Russia. This cathedral is one of the few temples with preserved frescoes of Andrei Rublev. In 1992, the Dormition Cathedral was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Photos by Petr Ushanov

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beautiful architectural monument

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November 18, 2014, the mine Solikamsk-2, owned by a Russian company “Uralkali”, was partially flooded. All the miners were safely evacuated, and the work was suspended. The mine is located near the town of Solikamsk in Perm region.

After some time, 3.5 km from the mine, on the territory occupied by garden plots of Solikamsk residents, a giant sinkhole (30×40 meters) was found. Risks of expansion of the sinkhole and its danger to the city are still not fully understood.

Giant sinkhole near Solikamsk in Perm region, Russia, photo 1

the gate to the underworld

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Nov/14

18

Mountainous Chechnya in late autumn

The Chechen Republic is located in the North Caucasus, in the valleys of the rivers Terek and Sunzha.

The northern part of the republic is the steppes and semi-deserts (Tersko-Kumskaya lowland), the central part – the forest-steppe plains (Chechen plain), the southern part – the Caucasus Mountains.

Mountainous Chechnya in late autumn, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of the mountain nature

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Nov/14

14

Feel the atmosphere of St. Petersburg

Early morning in November. What a great atmospheric photo of St. Petersburg – the city known for its rainy weather and beautiful landmarks. Photo by Eduard Gordeev

Feel the atmosphere of St. Petersburg, Russia

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