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Picturesque views of Yoshkar-Ola

Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia, the capital of Mari El Republic, with a population of about 260,000 people. The city was founded in 1584 as a military fort in the center of the Volga-Vyatka region, on the banks of the river Malaya Kokshaga.

Present day Yoshkar-Ola is one of the cultural centers of the Finno-Ugric peoples. Cultural heritage of the city reflects different historical periods of formation of Yoshkar-Ola.

Yoshkar-Ola city, Russia, photo 1

interesting cityscape


Since Soviet times, free flying over Moscow is limited, so the following set of photos may be interesting.

These photos taken during a rehearsal of the Victory Parade let you see how the capital of Russia looks like if you are on board of a military transport helicopter Mi-26. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Flying over Moscow - Victory Day parade rehearsal, photo 1

flight over Moscow




Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk

This beautiful photo was taken in Sestroretsk, a small town which is a part of Saint Petersburg city.

Sestroretsk is a seaside health resort with its mineral waters and curative mud located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Photo by Sergey Degtyarev

Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk, Russia




St. Petersburg from bird’s-eye view

Beautiful video of cultural capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg, shot from a height.




Saint Petersburg – the land of cloud castles

Beautiful photo of Saint Petersburg – one of the most picturesque cities of Russia – taken by Alexander Atoyan

Saint Petersburg - the land of cloud castles


Russky Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge to the Russky Island across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok. Construction of the bridge began September 3, 2008. It was the part of the city’s preparations for the APEC summit in 2012.

This bridge has the world’s largest span of cable-stayed bridges, length 1104 meters. Photos by Sergey Orlov

Russky Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia, photo 1

impressive construction




Novotroitsk – industrial city

Impressive photo of Novotroitsk, Russian industrial city located in Orenburg oblast, taken by Kachurin Aleksey

Industrial city Novotroitsk, Russia




Architecture of Barnaul city

Barnaul is the administrative center of Altai krai. This city, founded in 1730s, is located in the south of Western Siberia at the confluence of the Barnaulka and the Ob rivers.

Barnaul has a number of cultural and historical treasures, architectural monuments of the 18th-20th centuries. Originally, the town was built on the model of St. Petersburg, which determined the present appearance of the central part of the city. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Architecture of Barnaul city, Russia, photo 1

old and modern architecture




Snow apocalypse in Rostov region

Heavy snowfall hit Rostov region on Tuesday, and it was snowing until Friday. January 30, a state of emergency was imposed in the region.

Transport networks and other infrastructure of the two largest towns in the region – Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog – were paralyzed. As a result, supply of food and other goods became irregular. Rostov-on-Don looks like “Rostov-on-Snow” at the moment.

Snow apocalypse in Rostov region, Russia, photo 1

The region buried under the snow

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Smoke City – Saint Petersburg on a frosty day

Beautiful photo of Saint Petersburg, the second capital of Russia, made in a really cold day by Ivan Turukhano

Smoke City - Saint Petersburg, Russia on a frosty day


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