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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

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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.

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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




Walking Down the Streets of Cherkessk

Cherkessk, founded in 1825, is the capital of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic located in the North Caucasus. It has a favorable geographical position, standing on the right bank of the Kuban River.

The city is the center of a unique multi-ethnic culture. The national structure of the population brings together more than 80 nations. Let’s walk through the streets of this small and quite cozy city. Photos by Timur Agirov

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Let’s go for a walk




Moscow from the top of Ostankino TV tower

Ostankino TV tower constructed in 1963-1967 is a television and radio broadcasting tower located in Moscow. The height of the tower is 540 meters. It is the 8th highest free-standing structure in the world.

It is very hard to get to the top – the antenna tower. It is possible only on the night of Monday to Tuesday, during a few hours of scheduled maintenance. These unique photos were taken by Dmitry Chistoprudov

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climb to the top of the tower


Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the seventh largest city in the Russian Far East, the center of the Kamchatka region. It is located in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the shores of the Avachinskaya Bay, Pacific Ocean. Near the city, there are active volcanoes Koryakskaya (3456 m) and Avachinskaya (2741 m).

The city is the base of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is connected to the mainland by an international airport “Elizovo.” It is one of the oldest cities in the Far East. First Russian Cossacks got here in 1697. Photos by Stepanov Slava

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fly over Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky




Endangered Barracks of Konigsberg

As a result of the Second World War, the northern part of the German province of East Prussia, with its capital Konigsberg, was given to the Soviet Union. The region received name Kaliningrad oblast, the city was renamed Kaliningrad.

The authorities didn’t pay any attention to the heritage of German culture. Old Town was not restored, the castle ruins were demolished in the late 1960s. To this day, the old German buildings are being demolished, such as those barracks 2 Ostpreussisches Grenadier-Regiment Konig Fridrich Wilhelm I №3. Photos by Mykolai Troniewski

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lost heritage




Summer snowfall in Kemerovo

Nature in Russia does not skimp on miracles. It would seem that during the second day of a calendar summer residents of Kemerovo, a city with a population of over 500,000 people located in Siberia, should bask in the sun but instead the nature has awarded them with unexpected snowfall.

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More pictures and video of summer snowfall


Khabarovsk is the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District and Khabarovsk region of Russia. The city is a major economic, transport and logistics, political, and cultural center of the Russian Far East.

The city is standing on the right bank of the Amur River near the border with China. Distance to Moscow by air is about 6100 km, by rail – 8533 km.

Khabarovsk was founded in 1858 and named after the Russian explorer of the 17th century Yerofei Khabarov. Khabarovsk Bridge, as well as rock and monument to Count Muravyov-Amursky are depicted on the 5000 rubles banknote – at the moment it’s the biggest banknote in Russia.

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