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Sep/14

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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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Somewhere on the Pomorsky coast of the Onega Bay of the White Sea (north of Arkhangelsk region), there is an old village called Vorzogory.

The population of the village is only about 100 people and who knows for how long it will exist. It is a very picturesque place with a unique flavor of the Russian North. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Vorzogory, the White Sea, Russia, photo 1

severe beauty of the Russian North

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Jul/14

17

Novosibirsk hit by a heavy hailstorm

July 12, 2014, Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia and the capital city of Siberia, encountered an unexpected whim of nature.

After one of the hottest days of the year, when the temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius above zero, the city was suddenly hit by a heavy hailstorm. Unique footage of this hailstorm was captured on the city beach.

Heavy hailstorm, Novosibirsk, Russia

terrible hailstorm and you are on the beach

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Jul/14

7

Summer in Kamchatka

Summer doesn’t come to Kamchatka every year, but this year it has happened and we can enjoy this beautiful view. Photo by Igor Shpilenok

Summer in Kamchatka, Russia

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An exciting walk to the far corners of the mountainous Ingushetia. You can see the unique symbiosis of majestic nature and ancient watchtowers.

Unfortunately, the North Caucasus region remains unsafe because of high level of terrorist activity, that’s why tourist trips there are very risky. Luckily, there are still people who can visit these beautiful places and take some pictures. Photos by Timur Agirov

Majestic landscapes of the mountain Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

amazing scenery

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The Altai Mountains are a complex system of the highest in Siberia ridges separated by deep river valleys and vast intermountain hollows.

This mountain system is located on the borders of Russia, Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. On the territory of Russia, the Altai Mountains are located in two regions – Altai Republic and Altai Krai. Photos by Andrey Grachev

The Altai Mountains beauty, Russia, photo 1

beautiful landscapes

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Jun/14

15

Suzdal – a thunderstorm is coming

Suzdal is a small town located in Vladimir oblast. It is standing on the Kamenka River, 26 km north of Vladimir.

Suzdal is a town-reserve, included in the Golden Ring of Russia. Photo by Victor Periakin

Suzdal - a thunderstorm is coming, Russia

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