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Vyborg, a city in Russia with a population of about 80 thousand people, is located in the Leningrad region, near the border with Finland and 120 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

The city, founded as a fortress by the Swedes in 1293, is the only historical settlement in the region.

Vyborg Castle, Russia, photo 1

Vyborg Castle at different times of the day

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Holy Assumption Monastery in Staritsa

Staritsky Holy Assumption Monastery is an Orthodox monastery located in the town of Staritsa, on the right bank of the Volga River, in the Tver region.

The ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important and interesting architectural complexes in the region. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Russia, officially founded in the first half of the 16th century, although the first monks came here from Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in 1110.

Holy Assumption Monastery, Staritsa, Russia, photo 1

explore the monastery

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Vladivostok Shrouded in Dense Summer Fog

Vladivostok is a large city and seaport located in the Russian Far East, on the peninsula Muraviev-Amur and islands in Peter the Great Bay, Sea of ​​Japan.

The climate in the city is monsoon. One of its characteristics is the formation of dense fog that can envelop the city for several days. Up to 90% of foggy days are registered from April to August.

Foggy day in Vladivostok, Russia, photo 1

foggy day in Vladivostok

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In the Caucasus, there are so many interesting places, and one of them is Lago-Naki Plateau located in the Western Caucasus, at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level.

Almost the entire territory of the plateau, known for its alpine meadows, is part of the Maikop District of the Republic of Adygea.

Lago-Naki Plateau, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

pristine nature of the Caucasus

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July 16, 2016, the cruiser “Aurora” returned to the place of its permanent parking on the Petrograd embankment in St. Petersburg. Since September 2014 the ship was undergoing repairs at the Kronstadt sea plant.

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Kazan Kremlin is the oldest part of Kazan, a complex of architectural, historical and archaeological sites that reveal the long history of the city. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

August 30 is the official day of the city of Kazan and Tatarstan Republic. Festive events in honor of this day usually end with colorful fireworks. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.

Kazan Kremlin, fireworks on the City Day, Russia, photo 1

fireworks over the Kazan Kremlin

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One of the main attractions of Ekaterinburg is an abandoned unfinished television tower, the tallest building in the city (219 meters). Construction began in 1983, but, in 1991, because of the crisis in the country, it was stopped.

Since that time a number of projects for the reconstruction of the tower appeared, but none of them was approved. Recently, one more interesting project has been proposed.

The draft concept of St. Catherine Cathedral, Ekaterinburg, Russia, photo 1

amazing church

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Amber Museum in Kaliningrad

Russia’s only amber museum is located in the defensive tower “Der Dona” in Kaliningrad (Marshal Vasilevsky Square, 1).

The museum exhibition occupies 28 halls with a total area of ​​more than one thousand square meters. A significant part of the collection consists of amber pieces with inclusions of fragments of ancient flora and fauna. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

Amber Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia, photo 1

very interesting exhibits

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Omsk – the view from above

Omsk is one of the largest cities in Russia and the second largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk. In 2015, the city’s population was about 1.2 million people.

Omsk was founded at the confluence of the rivers Irtysh and Om in 1716. It was a fortress defending the southern border of the country. The main development of the city occurred in the 20th century. In 2016, Omsk celebrates its 300th anniversary. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Omsk from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Omsk

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Vvedenye is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the Shuyskiy district of the Ivanovo region, about 10 km north-west of the town of Shuya and 32 km from Ivanovo, the regional capital.

This is one of the most interesting villages of the Ivanovo region with a rich history and a number of temple complexes. The history of the village is directly connected with Nikolo-Shartomskiy monastery founded in the 14th century.

Morning in Vvedenye village, Ivanovo region, Russia, photo 1

one foggy morning in Russian province

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