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New Jerusalem Monastery in Istra

Voskresensky New Jerusalem Monastery is a historic monastery located in the town of Istra in the Moscow region.

The monastery was founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1656. The plan was to recreate the holy places of Palestine, it was the embodiment of the idea of Moscow as the “Third Rome” located in Russia.

New Jerusalem Monastery, Istra, Russia, photo 1

Russian Jerusalem

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Manpupuner rock formations or Pillars of weathering are a geological monument located in the Komi Republic, on the territory of the Pechora-Ilych nature reserve, on the mountain Man-Pupu-ner (“a small mountain of idols” on the Mansi language).

The height of the pillars varies from 30 to 42 meters. There are numerous legends associated with this unique place, it was the object of the Mansi cult.

Manpupuner rock formations, Komi Republic, Russia, photo 1

amazing natural wonder

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Voskresenskoye is a small village with a population of about 6,000 people located 130 km north-east of Nizhny Novgorod, on the banks of the Vetluga River. Voskresenskoye is known since the 16th century as a trading village. Local residents were busy in agriculture and timber industry.

Let’s take a look at the estate built by Sergey Nikanorovich Belyaev, one of the main local timber merchants, in 1904-1905. This amazing building decorated with old Russian carving is a shining example of the merchant’s house built using motifs of Russian folk architecture. Voskresenskoye on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Spirin.

Belyaev Manor, Voskresenskoye, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden house

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Cape Stolbchaty is located in the east of Kunashir Island in the Sakhalin region. It consists of layers of basaltic lava of Mendeleev volcano with a well defined columnar jointing in the form of 5- and 6-sided columns.

As a result of erosion, volcanic rocks are gradually destroyed forming spectacular, 40-50 meter high cliffs. Thanks to its unique and picturesque landscape, this cape is a popular tourist site. Cape Stolbchaty on Google Maps. Photos by: lusika33.

Cape Stolbchaty, Kunashir Island, Russia, photo 1

amazing place

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Eleven host cities of FIFA World Cup 2018, that will be held in Russia, got their unique symbols to demonstrate to the world their cultural values, architectural features, and natural beauty.

The idea is good but the result as you can see is controversial. This giant red snake looks a little intimidating. Source.

Moscow

Official Look of Host Cities of World Cup 2018 in Russia - Moscow

symbols of World Cup 2018

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Prirazlomnoye oil field, located about 60 km from the coast on the shelf of the Pechora Sea, was opened in 1989. The sea depth in the area of the field is 19-20 meters.

Today, thanks to technological advances, oil production is conducted here with the help of the world’s first stationary Arctic oil platform called “Prirazlomnaya”, 320 km north-east of Naryan-Mar (the Nenets Autonomous District). Photos by: Alexander Cheban.

Oil production on the shelf in the Russian Arctic, photo 1

visit Prirazlomnaya platform

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One of the most amazing natural phenomenon that you can see in the north is of course the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

The following photos were taken near Teriberka – a village located in the Murmansk region on the coast of the Kola Peninsula. It is the only place reachable by road, where you can see the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Teriberka on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

The sky in shades of emerald in northern Russia, photo 1

beautiful emerald sky

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Mar/16

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Winter in Perm city – the view from above

Perm is a city with a population of more than 1 million people located in the east of the European part of Russia, in the Urals, the administrative center of Perm Krai.

It is a major industrial, scientific, cultural, and logistics center of the Urals founded in 1723. Perm is the third largest city of Russia in terms of land area stretching along the Kama River for 70 km. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Winter Perm city from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Perm

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