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In the Caucasus, there are so many interesting places, and one of them is Lago-Naki Plateau located in the Western Caucasus, at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level.

Almost the entire territory of the plateau, known for its alpine meadows, is part of the Maikop District of the Republic of Adygea.

Lago-Naki Plateau, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

pristine nature of the Caucasus

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Stolovaya is a flat mountain (3,003 meters) located on the border of the Republic of Ingushetia and the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. In Russian the word “stol” means “table”.

This mountain, depicted on the state emblem of Ingushetia, is visible from Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, and Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia (also depicted on the emblem of Vladikavkaz). Stolovaya Mountain on Google Maps. Photos by: Timur Agirov.

Climbing Stolovaya Mountain, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

climb to the top of Stolovaya Mountain

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Multi-colored mountains of Kyzyl-Chin, located near the village of Chagan-Uzun in the Altai Republic, is a great place for photographers, lovers of geology and natural beauty. Clays of different colors create unique natural scenery.

The local mountains look as if they are painted in stripes of different shades of red, yellow and green. This place situated at the beginning of the Chui steppe, about 7.5 km from Chui tract, looks like a real Mars. Kyzyl-Chin on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Martian landscapes, Altai, Russia, photo 1

awesome alien landscape

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The beauty of Lake Baikal

It took Stas Tolstnev more than two years to film this beautiful time-lapse video clip about Lake Baikal – the purest and deepest lake on our planet. Baikal looks especially wonderful in winter.

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Kamchatka, a peninsula located in the Far East of Russia, is a wonderful region where nature is preserved in its original form. Here you can watch the bears, sea lions, killer whales, and many other animals in their natural habitat.

Let’s go for a ride on a boat along the eastern coast of Kamchatka and see for yourself! Photos by: Andrey Grachev.

The eastern coast of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of untouched nature

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Kamchatka – the land of bears and foxes

Kamchatka, a peninsula in Russia, is located in the north-eastern part of Eurasia. The peninsula, stretching from north to south for 1,200 km, is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk in the west, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the east.

A large part of the territory of the Kamchatka peninsula belongs to the protected areas (natural reserves). The most photogenic representatives of the local wildlife are bears and foxes. Take a look for yourself! Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

Bears and foxes of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of untouched nature

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Amazing scenery of Ukok Plateau

Ukok is a plateau located in the south of the Altai Republic, on the border of Kazakhstan,China, Mongolia, and Russia.

It is a unique and beautiful place that keeps a lot of secrets and unsolved mysteries, with hundreds of lakes and rivers and snowy mountains. Ukok Plateau on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Plateau Ukok, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

beautiful remote place

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The beauty of the ice of Lake Baikal

Baikal is a lake of tectonic origin located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia, the deepest lake in the world (1,642 meters) and the largest natural reservoir of fresh water (19%).

It is situated in the center of Asia, on the border of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches from the southwest to the northeast for 620 km in the form of a giant crescent. The width of the lake is in the range of 24 to 79 km.

The beauty of the ice of Lake Baikal, Russia, photo 1

amazing scenery

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Manpupuner rock formations or Pillars of weathering are a geological monument located in the Komi Republic, on the territory of the Pechora-Ilych nature reserve, on the mountain Man-Pupu-ner (“a small mountain of idols” on the Mansi language).

The height of the pillars varies from 30 to 42 meters. There are numerous legends associated with this unique place, it was the object of the Mansi cult.

Manpupuner rock formations, Komi Republic, Russia, photo 1

amazing natural wonder

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Cape Stolbchaty is located in the east of Kunashir Island in the Sakhalin region. It consists of layers of basaltic lava of Mendeleev volcano with a well defined columnar jointing in the form of 5- and 6-sided columns.

As a result of erosion, volcanic rocks are gradually destroyed forming spectacular, 40-50 meter high cliffs. Thanks to its unique and picturesque landscape, this cape is a popular tourist site. Cape Stolbchaty on Google Maps. Photos by: lusika33.

Cape Stolbchaty, Kunashir Island, Russia, photo 1

amazing place

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