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Oct/14

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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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Wonderful view of one of the most beautiful bridges in St. Petersburg – Trinity Bridge, Trinity Square and Peter’s Embankment. Photo by Sergey Degtyarev

Trinity Bridge and Trinity Square, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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May/14

20

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

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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

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Apr/14

15

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

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Mar/14

31

St. Petersburg from bird’s-eye view

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

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