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The State Nature Reserve “Stolby”

The state nature reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located in the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan – a mountain range in southern Siberia. From the north-east it is adjacent to the city of Krasnoyarsk, a city bus ( “Turbaza” stop) goes to the border of the reserve.

This is a unique corner of Siberian nature with diverse landscapes, one of the main natural attractions of the Krasnoyarsk region. Photos by: Sergey Filinin.

State Nature Reserve Stolby, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, photo 1

beautiful natural views

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Sep/16

25

Ozernaya Cave in Adygeya

This little-known cave is located on the ridge Azish-Tau in the north-eastern part of the plateau Lago-Naki in the Republic of Adygeya, near the hotel named after this ridge and the ski lift.

The cave is relatively small, but has an unusually large concentration of speleothems commonly known as cave formations.

Ozernaya Cave, Adygeya, Russia, photo 1

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If you are going to visit Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region, you should definitely take part in the following trip – a train ride along the shore of Baikal on the historical part of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The Circum-Baikal Railway was the most complex and expensive part of the Trans-Siberian Railway of the Russian Empire. Today, it has become a place for a unique guided tour. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

The train ride along Lake Baikal, Russia, photo 1

an amazing journey

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Sep/16

18

Anadyr – the view from above

Anadyr is a port city in the extreme north-east of Russia, an administrative center of Chukotka autonomous okrug. The city is located in the permafrost zone, on the shore of Anadyr Bay in the Bering Sea.

Multicolored buildings of Anadyr make a strong impression against the background of gray tundra of Chukotka. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Anadyr from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Anadyr

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Kamchatka, a peninsula stretching from north to south for 1,200 km, is located in the north-eastern part of Eurasia, in Russia. This is one of the most beautiful regions in the country known mainly for its volcanoes.

One of the interesting places can be found at a distance of one-day walk from Pauzhetka village, on the outer slope of Koshelev volcano. The water in the local rivers and waterfalls has a distinct white color due to the concentrated alumina. Photos by: lusika33.

The white waterfalls of the southern Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

amazing scenery of Kamchatka

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Tolbachik is a volcanic massif located in the east of Kamchatka. It consists of two major volcanoes – Ostry Tolbachik (extinct) (3,682 m) and Plosky Tolbachik (active) (3,140 m). Around them there are dozens of smaller ridges and cones.

The lava fields of Tolbachik, a huge river of lava emerged only a few years ago, look like landscapes of Mordor. Tolbachik on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

The lava fields of Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

alien landscapes

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Sep/16

5

Church of Nikola Mokryi in Yaroslavl

Church of Nikola Mokryi (St. Nicholas the Wet) in Yaroslavl, built in 1662-1675, is located at Chaikovsky Street, 1.

The church was named after St. Nicholas, in honor of whom the icon “Nikola Mokryi” was painted on the basis of an ancient story. Photos by: Kirill Moiseev.

Church of St. Nicholas the Wet, Yaroslavl, Russia, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Today, you don’t necessarily need to have a drone to look at the city of Tula from above.

In the spring of 2016, the city received a new bronze attraction – a sculpture showing the historic city center as of 1913. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

Bronze monument Miniature Tula, Russia, photo 1

Old Tula – the view from above

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Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, situated on the shore of Lake Siverskoye in the town of Kirillov of the Vologda region, is the largest monastery in ‚Äč‚ÄčEurope.

In the 15th-17th centuries, it was one of the largest and richest monasteries in Russia, the spiritual center of the Russian North. In 1924, the monastery was turned into a historical, architectural and art museum-reserve. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Vologda region, Russia, photo 1

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Gamsutl is a picturesque Avar village located on top of Mount Gamsutlmeer, in Gunibsky district of Dagestan. This village is one of the oldest settlements on the territory of the republic.

Translated from the Avar, the word “gamsutl” means “at the foot of the khan’s fortress”, from what historians have concluded that once, in ancient times, Khan chose this place to build his fortress or tower. Gamsutl on Google Maps. Photos by: Olga Stanina.

Abandoned Gamsutl village, Dagestan, Russia, photo 1

explore the abandoned settlement

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