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Dec/10

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Uzury area of Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. And Uzury is a very little settlement (about 10 people) located on the eastern side of Olkhon which main purpose is to maintain the weather station. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin (all the pictures are clickable).

Uzury area, Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia view 1

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Dec/10

12

Russian Spitsbergen winter sceneries

Spitsbergen is a vast polar archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost part of Norway. Also there is significant Russian economic activity in the archipelago according to its special status.

There is Russian settlement on West Spitsbergen Island – Barentsburg, as well as abandoned villages Pyramid and Grumant. And here are the sceneries of these settlements and surroundings captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian Shpitsbergen winter landscape 1

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Dec/10

6

Charming views of Lipetsk oblast

Very nice pictures of landscapes and architectural monuments of Lipetsk oblast captured by Mikhail Grizli (all pictures are clickable).

Lipetsk oblast, Russia scenery 1

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The following picturesque sceneries were made by strong wind, frost and sea in Petrozavodsk city. The photos were captured by Evgeny Borodovsky.

Petrozavodsk city, Russia winter scenery 1

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Nov/10

8

The trip to Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. Here is the photo report of the trip to the island (base camp map location). The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia trip view 1

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Nov/10

3

Sayany mountains trip picturesque sceneries

Sayany is a general name for two systems of mountains located in the Southern Siberia. Here is the photo report of the expedition to Eastern Sayany located in Buryat Republic of Russia. The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Sayany mountains, Buryatia, Russia trip view 1

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Oct/10

27

Vodlozersky national park sceneries

Vodlozerye is ancient historical area of Russian North, rich in original culture, which is presented in traditions of aboriginal population and remarkable works of wooden architecture. Vodlozero national park is located in Karelia Republic and Arkhangelsk oblast of the country.

In 2001, by decree of UNESCO, the park received a status of biosphere reserve, first in the system of national parks of Russia. Here are several pictures of the park captured by pomor-land (all the photos are clickable).

Vodlozersky national park, Russia view 1

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Oct/10

19

Abandoned churches of Tver oblast

Not a long time ago from the historical point of view the following churches located in Tver oblast of Russia were full of people from the surrounding areas. And here are the scenic pictures of what we have today captured by Frantsouzov Denis (all photos are clickable).

Tver oblast, Russia abandoned church view 1

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Oct/10

13

Frosty and foggy Russian dawn

Beautiful and someway mystical sceneries of the dawn captured in Moskovskaya oblast by Petr Ushanov (the photos are clickable).

Frosty Russian dawn view 1

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Sep/10

30

The largest lake of Western Siberia views

Chany Lake is the largest lake in Western Siberia region and is among the largest in the world. The lake is located in Chanovsky district of Novosibirsk oblast of Russia.

Chany lake has the length of about 91 km and the width of 88 km. The following beautiful pictures of the lake were captured by Stepanov Slava (the photos are clickable).

Chany lake, Siberia, Russia view

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