CAT | Nature
Winter in Russia is not always a disaster but a very beautiful time of the year.
Belogorsky St. Nicholas Monastery is located near Belaya Mountain (Ural Mountains), 120 kilometers from the city of Perm (temperature minus 25 degrees Celsius). Photo by Vladimir Chuprikov
European part of Russia is dominated by abnormally warm weather. The temperature often rises above zero degrees; it is raining; snow in many places has almost completely melted. Global warming?
However, there are still places in Russia “enjoying” ringing frost, and they are located in Siberia of course. In particular, you can see how life looks when the temperature is below 30 degrees Celsius in Yakutia. Photos by Alex Cheban
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What is most unusual in Siberia and in Yakutia Republic in particular? Maybe it is the frost below minus 50 degrees Celsius, permafrost, diamonds, or cruel northern mosquitoes the size of a fist?
You will be surprised, but there is something even more unusual – the desert! Yes, the real desert in the taiga.
The South Kamchatka Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south of Kamchatka. These lands in the far south of the peninsula are the pristine piece of nature without the presence of human beings.
Kuril Lake is located on this territory. It is the largest breeding ground of sockeye in Eurasia. The abundance of fish attracts hundreds of bears. Kuril Lake location on Google Maps. Photos by Igor Shpilenok
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Baskunchak is a salt lake located in Astrakhan region, about 270 km north of the Caspian Sea, and 53 km to the east of the Volga River.
The lake is a kind of hollow on top of the salt mountain. Numerous springs flow into the lake on the north-west coast bringing in the lake more than 2.5 thousand tons of salts per day. Baskunchak Lake location on Google Maps. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov
Lena Pillars is a geological formation and nature park of the same name located on the banks of the Lena River in Yakutia, about 104 km from the town of Pokrovsky. It is a complex of vertically elongated rocks up to 100 meters height piled along the banks of the Lena River.
The total area of the park is 485 thousand hectares, the main goal – the development of ecological tourism. Lena Pillars are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lena Pillars location on Google Maps. Photos by Sergey Dolya
Tags: Sakha Republic
These days are particularly hot in Russia. The temperature in many cities has risen above plus 30 degrees Celsius. It’s a good time to enjoy picturesque scenery of cold Russian winter like the following photos taken in Ugra at the temperature of minus 20 degrees C.
Ugra is the territory in the Northern Urals, between the Pechora River and the Ural mountains. These wooden cabins-yurts belong to the indigenous people of this land – Khanty. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch
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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Ingushetia is located on the northern slopes of the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. The length of the republic territory from north to south is 144 km, from west to east – 72 km.
Northern part of the republic has steppe relief, in the south – the terrain is mountainous, consisting of ridges separated by valleys and gorges. The highest point is Mount Shan (4500 meters).
The Republic of Karelia is located in the north-western part of Russia, bordering Finland. The region is of great interest in the first place from a tourist point of view. Active, cultural and green forms of tourism are the most popular.
Karelia attracts tourists for its environmentally friendly nature, low population density and relatively low prices. A large part of the region is above the Arctic Circle and at night in the sky you can see fascinating pictures of Aurora Borealis like the following ones taken near the village of Rabocheostrovsk (Google Maps location of the place). Photos by Denis Frantsouzov
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