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The State Nature Reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located in the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan. From the northeast it borders the city of Krasnoyarsk. There is a city bus running to the reserve (the bus stop “Turbaza”).

The reserve was founded in 1925 on the initiative of Krasnoyarsk residents to preserve this beautiful natural complex. Today, the total area of the reserve ​​is 47219 hectares.

Nature reserve Stolby, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, photo 1

enjoy the beauty of the reserve


Kuthiny Baty, a bizarre curtain of pumice cliffs, is a unique natural monument located about 4 kilometers from the source of the Ozernaya River (Lake Kurilskoye) in Kamchatka.

According to local legend, once, a wise raven Kutkh decided to dry his boats, and that’s why he placed them vertically on the bank of the river. But then he forgot about them, and the boats remained standing there forever.

Kuthiny Baty Cliffs, Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

Kamchatka never ceases to amaze


Alexander Park is a small, but very cozy park located between the Gorky Metro Station and the zoo in Saint Petersburg.

In this park, you can find an interesting exhibition “St. Petersburg in miniature” – a collection of mini-copies of famous historical buildings of the city. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Kazan Cathedral.

Miniature St. Petersburg in Alexander Park, Russia, photo 1

St. Petersburg in miniature


Kuandinsky Bridge over the Vitim River, located on the border of Zabaikalsky region and the Republic of Buryatia, is definitely one of the most dangerous road bridges in the world.

Construction of the bridge was not completed, although it had begun more than 30 years ago. Local residents and travelers cross it at their own risk.

Kuandinsky Bridge, Zabaikalsky region, Russia, photo 1

bridge for risk-takers

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The most impressive river valley in Russia

Chulyshman is a river in the Altai Republic flowing from the mountain lake Dzhulukul. There is a road running along the river.

The main attraction and, at the same time, the most difficult and dangerous place of this road is Katu-Yaryk passage, an incredibly spectacular place. The difference in height is about 800 meters. Katu-Yaryk passage on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Chulyshman River Valley, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

amazing natural monument

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The Alexander Palace is one of the imperial palaces of Tsarskoye Selo (today, the town of Pushkin, part of St. Petersburg), located in the northern part of the Alexander Park. The palace was built by order of Empress Catherine II in 1792-1796.

At the beginning of the 20th century, during the reign of Nicholas II, the Alexander Palace became the main residence of the imperial family and the center of court life. Photos by: deletant.

The interiors of the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, photo 1

the palace of the last Russian royal family

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Kamchatka – the land of volcanoes

Kamchatka is a peninsula located in the northeastern part of Eurasia in Russia. It is washed by the Sea of ​​Okhotsk from the west, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean from the east.

Volcanoes are the main attractions of Kamchatka. Volcanoes are even depicted on the flag and the coat of arms of the Kamchatka region and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, as well as on most of souvenirs produced here.

Kamchatka volcanoes, Russia, photo 1

volcanoes of Kamchatka

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The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula with the total area of about 100 thousand square km located in the northwest of the European part of Russia, in the Murmansk region.

Almost the whole territory of the peninsula, washed by the Barents and White seas, is located above the Arctic Circle. This place in the far north of Russia has surprisingly beautiful landscapes. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Stunningly beautiful scenery of the Kola Peninsula, Russia, photo 1

beautiful Russian nature

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Blagoveshchenye is a small village located near Sergiev Posad in the Moscow region. It is famous for its wooden church that gave its name to the village.

Church of the Annunciation was built in the center of the village at the end of the 17th century. This church is an interesting example of Russian wooden architecture, an important monument of culture and history. It is the oldest monument of wooden architecture of the 17th century in the region. Photos by: Alexander Maretsky.

The first snow in the village of Blagoveshchenye, Moscow region, Russia, photo 1

frosty autumn

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The building of the Admiralty is a complex of buildings located on the 2nd Admiralty Island in St. Petersburg, on the banks of the Neva River. It is an important architectural monument, built in the Empire style.

Originally built as a shipyard, it was reconstructed in the 18th-19th centuries. Since 2012, it houses the High Command of the Russian Navy. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

The Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

one of the symbols of St. Petersburg


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