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Jul/15

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Summer landscapes of Smolensk region

Just look at this beautiful summer scenery found on the territory of Smolensk region located in the western part of European Russia – misty morning and afternoon on a field of lupine on the Ugra River. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.

Summer landscapes, Smolensk region, Russia, photo 1

beautiful nature views

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Jun/15

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Evolution of the Russian beauty

Great video about the changes in the style of women living in Russia since the 1910s to the 2010s.

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St. John the Baptist Convent, founded in 1536, is located in the small town of Vyazma (population about 50,000), in the east of Smolensk region, 210 km from Moscow.

The convent itself is small, on its territory there are two churches: Church of the Ascension with a bell tower and Church of the Icon of the Holy Mother “Hodegetria.”

Church of the Ascension

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of the second church

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Lipetsk region is located in the central part of European Russia, about 370 km south of Moscow.

In the region, there are many interesting abandoned churches and manors that have architectural and historical value. Photos by: deni spiri.

Muromtsev’s Manor and church in Balovnevo village. Vladimir Church (1797-1823) is an outstanding example of religious architecture of early classicism.

Architectural and historical sites, Lipetsk region, Russia, photo 1

a trip to Lipetsk region

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June 2, 2015, Baikonur Cosmodrome, the cradle of space exploration and the largest Russian spaceport, celebrated its 60th anniversary. Over the years, a lot of different space vehicles were tested on its territory, the apex of which was the system of “Energy-Buran”. But history has chosen its path and the project died in infancy.

More than two decades ago, heavy sliding doors of an assembling and filling complex were closed cutting off two orbiting spacecraft from the sky. How ironic that the birthplace of these spaceships became their burial place.

Abandoned spaceships Energy-Buran, Baikonur cosmodrome, photo 1

the remnants of the Soviet shuttles

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Smolensk is a city with a population of about 330 thousand people; administrative, industrial and cultural center of Smolensk region. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia celebrated its 1150th anniversary in 2013.

The city is located about 400 km west of Moscow, in the upper reaches of the Dnieper River. It has a favorable geographical position on the ways from Moscow to Belarus, Baltic States, Central and Western Europe.

Smolensk city, Russia, photo 1

scenic views of Smolensk

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St. Isaac’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia) is the largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg, located on St. Isaac’s Square.

It is an outstanding example of late classicism with a number of new directions (neo-Renaissance, Byzantine style, eclecticism). This unique architectural structure is a high-altitude dominant of the central part of the city.

St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

architectural masterpiece

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May 1, the Universal Exhibition Expo Milano 2015 was opened in Milan, Italy. The exhibition runs until October 31. The motto of the expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” More than 140 countries participate in the event.

The Russian pavilion, occupying more than 4 thousand square meters, is one of the five most visited pavilions. Since the beginning of the exhibition, it was visited by more than 450 thousand people, who learned not only about the natural riches of Russia, but also tasted the national cuisine and traditional Russian drinks. Photos by: Alexey Naroditskiy.

The Russian pavilion, Expo Milano 2015, photo 1

visit the pavilion

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Jun/15

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The most popular streets in Russia

The Soviet Union ceased to exist for more than two decades ago, but Vladimir Lenin is still in the mausoleum on the Red Square in Moscow, and a large number of streets in Russia are still called after him. But how many?

Lenin Street, Russia

Russian streets in numbers

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Jun/15

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Carved wooden pictures made by Dubovik family

Russia is known for its craftsmen. Today, let’s look at the following pictures carved in wood by the members of Dubovik family from Bryansk.

All the pictures are done carefully, with a good prospect in unique style. The size of most of the works with frames – 60-90 сm.

Carved wooden pictures, Dubovik family, Russia, photo 1

nice pieces of art

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