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Dec/14

6

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

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Nov/14

14

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

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Nov/14

5

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

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Oct/14

24

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

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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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Oct/14

4

Scenic views of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city with a population of about 180,000 people located in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of Kamchatka region.

This city, founded in 1740, is located in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the shores of the Avachinskaya Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cityscape is dominated by a pair of active volcanoes. It is the naval base the Russian Pacific Fleet. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city, Russia, photo 1

most eastern large Russian city

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Norilsk is a city located in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, south of the Taimyr Peninsula, about 90 km east of the Yenisei River. Norilsk is the second largest city in the world (after Murmansk) located within the Polar Circle.

It is one of the most environmentally polluted cities in the world. Environmental hazard for the population of Norilsk and its surrounding areas is determined by one of the world’s largest mining and, at the same time, metal-producing plants. Photos by Stepanov Slava

June in Norilsk, Russia, photo 1

unique northern city

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Jul/14

30

Tobolsk – the former capital of Siberia

Tobolsk is a town with a population of about 98,000 people, located in the south of Tyumen oblast, at the confluence of the Tobol and the Irtysh rivers.

The town was founded in 1587 as a center for the development of Siberia. From the end of the 16th till the 18th century, it was the main military, administrative, political and religious center of Siberia. Photos by Sergey Dolya

Tobolsk town, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

walk through the streets of Tobolsk

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Jun/14

24

Volgograd speed underground tram

Volgograd speed tram (Metrotram) is a transport system with 22 stations carrying about 10 million passengers annually.

7.1 km long section is built under the city center. Volgograd city speed tram is one of the most interesting tram routes in the world. Photo by parovoz.com

Volgograd speed underground tram, Russia

unique tram in action

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In the mid-1950s, rich deposits of diamonds were discovered in Yakutia. Nowadays, Russian company “ALROSA” develops these deposits producing 99% of diamonds in Russia and more than a quarter in the world.

Mirny town, known as the diamond “capital” of Russia, is located in Yakutia about 1200 km from Yakutsk. Diamond pipe “Mir” was opened in 1955. The new town was named after it. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Mirny town - the diamond capital of Russia, photo 1

diamonds are mined here

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