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Norilsk, with a population of more than 175,000 people, is located in the Arctic Circle. It is ranked seventh in the list of the most polluted cities in the world. About 60 percent of its population is employed in the metallurgical industry.

Elena Chernyshova, a Russian documentary photographer based in France, lived in Norilsk for a few months photographing the life of the city.

Life in Norilsk city, Russia, photo 1

pretty harsh place for life




Samara city in winter time

Samara is a large city located in the Middle Volga area of Russia, the administrative center of Samara region. The population is about 1.17 million people (2014), it is the seventh most populous city in the country.

Samara is situated on the left bank of the Volga River, at the confluence with the Samara River (hence the name of the city). The photos were taken by Stepanov Slava.

Samara city in winter time, Russia, photo 1

Samara from above




Saint Petersburg – above the three bridges

Saint Petersburg city has more than 90 rivers and canals (the total length is about 300 km) and about 100 water bodies (lakes, ponds, artificial reservoirs), which are spanned by about 800 bridges (excluding bridges in the territories of industrial enterprises).

That’s why such pictures as this one, where you can simultaneously see three bridges, are not something out of the ordinary, but, at the same time, they are very picturesque. The photo was made by Ivan Turukhano.

Above the three bridges, Saint Petersburg, Russia




Winter in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod (often called just “Nizhny” in spoken language) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod region.

It is located in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers. Nizhny Novgorod is an important economic and industrial center of Russia, a major transport hub.

Winter in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, photo 1

Nizhny Novgorod in the evening




The night views of Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia (population – about 1.5 million). It is the administrative center of the Siberian Federal District and Novosibirsk region.

The city is a commercial, business, cultural, industrial, transport, and scientific center of federal importance. Let’s see how Novosibirsk looks at night time. Photos by Denis Mukimov

The district near the railway station

Night views of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, photo 1





Let’s fly over Pereslavl-Zalessky town

Pereslavl-Zalessky is a small town with a population of about 40 thousand people in Yaroslavl region of Russia.

It is located 140 kilometers from Moscow, on the highway M8 “Kholmogory” Moscow – Arkhangelsk, on the shores of Pleshcheyevo Lake. The town is the center of the national park “Pleshcheyevo Lake.” Photos by Andrey Grachev.

Pereslavl-Zalessky town, Yaroslavl region, Russia, photo 1

picturesque Russian provincial town




Feel the atmosphere of St. Petersburg

Early morning in November. What a great atmospheric photo of St. Petersburg – the city known for its rainy weather and beautiful landmarks. Photo by Eduard Gordeev

Feel the atmosphere of St. Petersburg, Russia




Bird’s eye views of Moscow

Moscow, the capital of Russia, is the largest city of the country (population – more than 12 million people). It is the most populated of the cities located entirely in Europe.

Moscow is an important tourist center of Russia. Let’s look at some sights of the city from a height. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Bird's eye views of Moscow, Russia, photo 1

fly above Moscow




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


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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