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Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola

Anyone coming to Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari-El Republic, will definitely experience cognitive dissonance. The architecture of the city includes Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam; European and Asian motifs; skill and carelessness.

Let’s look at just two interesting new buildings. These two castles were built over the past four years in the center of the city, on the bank of the Malaya Kokshaga River. The new Republican Puppet Theater and the office complex “12 Apostles”. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, photo 1

unusual urban landscape for Russia

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This news is from the series “This is possible only in Russia.”

October 22, at 03:32 in the morning, an unknown person entered the territory of the train depot Lobnya (about 15 km from Moscow), climbed into the cabin of one of the trains, started the engine and escaped.

Train crash, Moscow region, Russia, photo 1

but something went wrong

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Moscow International Business Center “Moscow City” is a business district being built on Presnenskaya waterfront in Moscow. This place brings together business, apartments, and leisure.

Construction is carried out on the site of a former quarry, on a total area of about 100 hectares. In 2014, the volume of investments reached $ 12 billion. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Moscow International Business Center, Russia, photo 1

a couple of sunset views of Moscow

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Let’s fly a helicopter over Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world located in eastern Siberia (on the territory of the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk region). It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on our planet.

Because of the large size (more than 23 thousand square km), Baikal is often called the sea. The greatest depth of the lake is 1642 meters. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

fly over Baikal

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It’s just a perfect illustration of the phrase that has become a cruise in today’s Russia – “We wanted the best, it turned out as always.” (turn on the subtitles)

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The Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery is an Orthodox Monastery located in the town of Staritsa in Tver region.

The monastery was founded in the first half of the 16th century. In 1919, the monastery was closed, and, in 1930, the wall with corner towers, that surrounded the monastery, was demolished. By 2013, the monastery was restored in its original form. Photo by Ilya Melikhov

The Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, Russia

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South Kamchatka Reserve, located in the south of the Kamchatka Peninsula, is a part of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve.

According to the author of these photos Igor Shpilenok: “Kamchatka is the most bearish place in Russia. And South Kamchatka Reserve is the most bearish place of Kamchatka.” It’s easy to believe in it looking at these beautiful pictures.

South Kamchatka Reserve bears, Russia, photo 1

paradise for bears

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Scenic views of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city with a population of about 180,000 people located in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of Kamchatka region.

This city, founded in 1740, is located in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the shores of the Avachinskaya Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cityscape is dominated by a pair of active volcanoes. It is the naval base the Russian Pacific Fleet. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city, Russia, photo 1

most eastern large Russian city

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Kul Sharif Mosque is standing on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. It is the main mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan.

Construction of the mosque began in 1996. It was a re-creation of the legendary mosque of the capital of the Kazan Khanate that was destroyed during the storming of Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in October 1552.

Kul-Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

the symbol of Tatarstan

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Today, Staraya Ladoga (until 1703 – Ladoga) is a small village (population about 2,000) located in the Volkhov municipal district of the Leningrad region of Russia. But prior to 1703, Ladoga had a status of a town.

In 2003, the 1250th anniversary of Staraya Ladoga was celebrated and the village was called “the ancient capital of Northern Russia.”

Staraya Ladoga, Russia, photo 1

beautiful historic place

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