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Nov/14

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Somewhere in the origins of the Pechora

The Pechora is a river in Komi Republic and Nenets Autonomous District of Russia. This 1809 km long river originates in the Northern Urals, in the southeastern part of the Republic of Komi. Photo by Sergey Makurin

Somewhere in the origins of the Pechora River, Russia

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Oct/14

27

The beauty of the mountainous Adygea

Adygea is a republic within the Russian Federation, a part of the Southern Federal District. The territory of the republic is entirely surrounded by another region of Russia – Krasnodar krai.

The mountainous part of Adygea is included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage. There are plenty of waterfalls, caves, rocks for climbing, gorges, canyons, rivers, alpine meadows, pine and fir forests.

The beauty of the mountainous Adygea, Russia, photo 1

amazing views

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Oct/14

16

Let’s fly a helicopter over Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world located in eastern Siberia (on the territory of the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk region). It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on our planet.

Because of the large size (more than 23 thousand square km), Baikal is often called the sea. The greatest depth of the lake is 1642 meters. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

fly over Baikal

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South Kamchatka Reserve, located in the south of the Kamchatka Peninsula, is a part of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve.

According to the author of these photos Igor Shpilenok: “Kamchatka is the most bearish place in Russia. And South Kamchatka Reserve is the most bearish place of Kamchatka.” It’s easy to believe in it looking at these beautiful pictures.

South Kamchatka Reserve bears, Russia, photo 1

paradise for bears

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Sep/14

19

The variety of landscapes of Kamchatka

Kamchatka is a peninsula located in the north-eastern part of Eurasia in Russia. It stretches from north-east to south-west for 1200 km.

In general, the landscapes and nature of Kamchatka are very similar to the open spaces of southern Siberia, the main difference – volcanoes. And another big difference is climate.

The variety of landscapes of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

beautiful land

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Peschanaya (Sandy) Bay is one of the most beautiful and well-known places on Baikal Lake. Unique taiga slopes with picturesque groups of rocks together with a clean sandy beach of semicircular form (length – 750 meters, width – 15-20 meters) are very picturesque.

The only way to reach this place is to go by water from Listvyanka or Irkutsk. In July and August, you can swim in the lake though the water is pretty cool (about plus 13 degrees Celsius). Peschanaya Bay on Google Maps. Photos by borh_84

Peschanaya Bay - a beautiful place on Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

a lovely place to stay

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Sep/14

9

The beauty of Zabaykalye prairie nature

Russia is rich in numerous places with incredibly beautiful and still pure nature. Zabaykalye – the natural and geographical region located to the east and south-east of Lake Baikal – is one of such places.

Just look at these ridges, the valley with a swift river, the sky before the storm and freely grazing horses! This place is located somewhere in Buryatia Republic. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Zabaykalye prairie, Buryatia Republic, Russia, photo 1

beauty of wild nature

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Sunflower is a major oilseed crop in Russia. In 2013, the gross yield of sunflower seeds amounted to about 10.2 million. tons – 3 times more than in 1990 during the Soviet period, and by 27.7% more than in 2012.

Russia occupies a leading position in the world in this area, together with Ukraine (10.0 million tons of oilseeds in 2013). Blooming sunflower fields look very picturesque. The following wonderful pictures were taken in Lipetsk region by Petr Ushanov

Blooming sunflowers, Lipetsk region, Russia, photo 1

beautiful field of sunflowers

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Everyone knows that a bear’s den is the wintering shelter of bears in the wild. But have you ever seen the inside look of the lair? One student was not lazy, climbed inside and made some measurements. See for yourself!

Bear's den inside look, photo 1

let’s get into the den

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Aug/14

13

The beauty of Zyuratkul National Park

“Zyuratkul” is a national park located in the southern part of Satka region of Chelyabinsk oblast, 200 km west of Chelyabinsk. The total area of ​​the park is 88,249 hectares, the length from north to south – 49 km, from east to west – 28 km.

The park preserves unique natural complexes, monuments of nature, history, culture, archeology and other cultural heritage sites. There are such natural sites as the alpine Zyuratkul Lake, Kalagaza and Berezyak rivers, Zyuratkul Pillars rocks and others. Photos by Andrey Grachev

Zyuratkul National Park, Russia, photo 1

majestic nature views

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