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Winter in Ufa – the view from above

Ufa, a city with a population of over one million people, is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The city stands on the banks of the Belaya River, 1340 km east of Moscow.

Ufa is the third longest city in Russia after Sochi and Volgograd. Let’s fly over Ufa and look at the city in winter time. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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winter in Ufa

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Magadan on a sunny summer day

Magadan is a city and seaport on the Sea of Okhotsk, located in the northeastern part of Russia, in the Far East, the capital of Magadan oblast.

In Soviet times, it was the center of the industrial development of Kolyma – a historical region in north-eastern Russia, covering the upper reaches of the Kolyma River and the northern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. For many years, prisoners were used as the main labor force here. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

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Nizhny Novgorod – the view from above

Nizhny Novgorod (often called simply Nizhny) is a city with a population of more than 1 million people located 400 km east of Moscow, the administrative center of the Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod region.

The city, founded in 1221, is located in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers. It is one of the largest centers of river tourism in Russia. The historical part of Nizhny Novgorod is rich in tourist attractions, it is an important tourist center. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

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Murmansk – the views from the heights

Murmansk is a city with a population of about 300 thousand people located in the northwest of Russia, the administrative center of Murmansk oblast.

Murmansk is the world’s largest city located north of the Arctic Circle. The city stretches more than 20 km along the rocky eastern coast of the Kola Bay, 50 km from the open sea (the Barents Sea).

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Murmansk from above


Karabash is a small town with a population of about 12 thousand people located in the southern Urals, in the Chelyabinsk region, about 90 km from Chelyabinsk. This town is one of the largest copper smelting centers in Russia, known for its severe environmental situation.

Large quantities of pollutants, mainly gases, are generated during the production of copper from copper ore. All these gases were being released into the atmosphere without cleaning for decades.

Karabash, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, photo 1

the place of ecological disaster




St. Petersburg from above. Part 2

Let’s continue our flight over the sights of St. Petersburg, the second major city in Russia.

The second part of photos taken from a helicopter during the flight over the city. The first part. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

The intersection of Bolshoy Prospekt and Andreevsky Boulevard.

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fly over St. Petersburg




St. Petersburg from above. Part 1

St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire, is a unique city with its own rules of conduct. To preserve historic buildings, the legacy of the era of the Russian Empire, the construction of high-rise buildings is not permitted in the city center.

The general plan of Saint Petersburg of the 19th century has remained practically unchanged since that time. Straight streets, strict compliance with the architectural styles, all of this can be seen particularly well from above, when flying over the city in a helicopter. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

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let’s fly over amazing Saint Petersburg




Summer snow in Vorkuta

July 6, in the middle of summer, heating season will be resumed in Vorkuta because of a sharp drop in temperature. Next week, weather forecasters predict rain and snow and the air temperature around plus 5 degrees Celsius.

On Sunday, July 5, the snow fell in the city. Vorkuta is located in the north of Komi Republic in the permafrost zone. It is the third largest city in the Arctic Circle. And here’s a video from the scene – summer snow in Vorkuta.

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Smolensk is a city with a population of about 330 thousand people; administrative, industrial and cultural center of Smolensk region. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia celebrated its 1150th anniversary in 2013.

The city is located about 400 km west of Moscow, in the upper reaches of the Dnieper River. It has a favorable geographical position on the ways from Moscow to Belarus, Baltic States, Central and Western Europe.

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scenic views of Smolensk




The most popular streets in Russia

The Soviet Union ceased to exist for more than two decades ago, but Vladimir Lenin is still in the mausoleum on the Red Square in Moscow, and a large number of streets in Russia are still called after him. But how many?

Lenin Street, Russia

Russian streets in numbers

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