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Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the most famous monuments of the Yaroslavl architecture. It is a monument of history and culture of world importance included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list.

The church was built on the right bank of the Kotorosl River in 1671-1687. Its 45-meter bell tower was built later, in 1690. This is the only church in Russian architecture with fifteen domes, divided into three groups.

St. John the Baptist Church, Yaroslavl, Russia, photo 1

unusual multi-domed church

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Jun/16

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Tiksi – the sea gate of Yakutia

Tiksi is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people and one of the main ports in Russian Arctic. It is the northernmost settlement on the territory of Yakutia and the fourth northernmost settlement of the country.

This urban village is located above the Arctic Circle, to the east of the mouth of the Lena River, on the coast of the Tiksi Bay in the Laptev Sea. Tiksi on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Tiksi, Yakutia, Russia, photo 1

harsh life of the Russian North

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Tobolsk is a city located in the north of the Tyumen region, at the confluence of the Tobol and the Irtysh rivers, one of the most important centers of cultural tourism in Siberia.

It was founded as a center for the development of Siberia in 1587. Until the 18th century, Tobolsk remained a major military, administrative, political, and religious center.

Tobolsk Kremlin, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

beautiful fortress

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May/16

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The roads of Moscow

Excellent aerial video about the roads of Moscow – the circulatory system of the busiest city in Russia.

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The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

Wooden architecture museum Kostroma Sloboda, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden monuments

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Krasnoyarsk is a city located in Eastern Siberia, the capital of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the second largest region of Russia.

It is one of the oldest cities in Siberia founded in 1628. In 2012, the city’s population exceeded one million and made Krasnoyarsk the most eastern city in the country with a population of over a million people. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Krasnoyarsk city, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

fly over the city

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Joseph Daziaro (1806-1865) came to the Russian Empire from Italy in the early 1820s. He started publishing business, his firm was Russia’s first private publishing house of printed art graphics.

Let’s look at his lithographs united under the title “Memories of St. Petersburg.” Most of them were made on the basis of pictures drawn by Charlemagne brothers: Josif Charlemagne (1824-1870) and Adolf Charlemagne (1826-1901). Source: aldusku.

Dvortsovy (Palace) Bridge.

St. Petersburg in the 1850s in Daziaro lithographs, Russia, picture 1

back to the past

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Mar/16

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Winter in Perm city – the view from above

Perm is a city with a population of more than 1 million people located in the east of the European part of Russia, in the Urals, the administrative center of Perm Krai.

It is a major industrial, scientific, cultural, and logistics center of the Urals founded in 1723. Perm is the third largest city of Russia in terms of land area stretching along the Kama River for 70 km. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Winter Perm city from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Perm

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Feb/16

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Majestic churches of Tambov in spring

Late spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Russia – the weather is already warm, streets has been cleaned after winter, and you are surrounded by greenery and flowers.

For example, let’s visit Tambov, a city with a population of about 300 thousand people located 460 kilometers south-east of Moscow, and enjoy the views of the local places of worship in spring. Photos by: Pavel Labutin.

Majestic churches of Tambov, Russia in spring, photo 1

stroll through Tambov

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Jan/16

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One frosty day in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian state in 1712-1918, is located in the north-west of the country. The climate in the city is temperate, transitional from temperate continental to temperate maritime.

Winters are usually fairly warm with an average temperature of about -5 degrees Celsius. However, sometimes there are days, when the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius and the following series of photos was taken in one of these cold days. Photos by: Anna Anikina.

One frosty day in St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

frosty and sunny St. Petersburg

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