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Crystal clear ice of the frozen Baikal Lake

Lake Baikal is the lake of tectonic origin located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk oblast and Buryat Republic). It is the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural fresh water reservoir. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Frozen Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

frozen lake




Cold Coast of the White Sea near Solovki

The White Sea is an inland sea located in the north of the European part of Russia. The Solovetsky Islands (also known as Solovki) is the largest archipelago of the White Sea, part of Arkhangelsk region.

The Solovetsky Islands, as well as the five-kilometer area of the White Sea, are included in the protected area – Solovki State Historical and Nature Museum-Reserve. Photos by borh_84

Cold Coast of the White Sea, Solovki, Russia, photo 1

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The Beauty of Russian Winter

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

The beauty of Russian winter

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Scenes from the life of frosty Yakutia

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

Living in frosty Yakutia, Russia, photo 1

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Sand dunes in the middle of Siberia

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.

Sand Dunes in Siberia, Russia, photo 1

very unusual landscapes

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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

Bears in the South Kamchatka Wildlife Sanctuary, Russia, photo 1

bears, bears everywhere!




Salt Lake Baskunchak

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

Salt Lake Baskunchak, Astrakhan Region, Russia photo 1

unusual colors of salt lake

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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

Lena Pillars Nature Park, Yakutia, Russia photo 1

look at the bizarre rocks




The magic of Russian winter

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

Khanty people cabins in winter, Russia photo 1

enjoy the snowy winter




Summer snowfall in Kemerovo

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.

Summer snowfall in Kemerovo, Russia photo 1

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