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Apr/16

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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

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One of the most amazing natural phenomenon that you can see in the north is of course the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

The following photos were taken near Teriberka – a village located in the Murmansk region on the coast of the Kola Peninsula. It is the only place reachable by road, where you can see the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Teriberka on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

The sky in shades of emerald in northern Russia, photo 1

beautiful emerald sky

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Feb/16

17

The amazing beauty of Lake Akkem

Akkem is a lake situated in Altai mountains, at the foot of the northern slope of Mount Belukha, in the territory of Ust-Koksinsky district of the Altai Republic. Ak-kem means “white water” in the Altai language.

The lake, elongated from north to south, is fed by melt water of Akkem glacier. The length of the lake is 1,350 meters, the width – 610 m., the average depth – 7.8 m. Lake Akkem is a natural monument and part of the National Park “Belukha” created in 1997. Lake Akkem on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Lake Akkem, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

explore the beautiful lake

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Feb/16

12

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug from above

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug or simply Yugra is located in the heart of Russia – in the north of Western Siberia. It is the main oil and natural gas region of the country and one of the largest oil producing regions in the world (about 60% of Russian oil).

Yugra climate is equivalent to the climate of the Far North. This region is the native place of indigenous peoples of the Khanty and Mansi. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug from above, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

fly over Yugra

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Murinskiy Park is located in the Kalinin district of St. Petersburg between Grazhdansky Avenue and Kultury Avenue, in the floodplain of Murinskiy Stream, the right tributary of the Okhta River.

On the bank of the stream, there is an Orthodox church – Church of the Presentation of the Lord built in the 2000s. Murinskiy Park on Google Maps. Photos by: Eduard Gordeev.

Frosty January on Murinskiy Stream, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

amazing winter landscapes

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“Undisturbed Russia” is one of the most ambitious and interesting festivals attracting a lot of lovers of the beauty of Russian nature. The festival is held annually since 2014.

Within one month unique works of nature photographers are exhibited in Moscow, and then the people living in other cities in Russia will also get a chance to see them.

Nikolai Sokolov – “Fairy Tale”

The Festival of Nature Undisturbed Russia, photo 1

beautiful photos of amazing Russian nature

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Chara Sands, a tract in Kalarsky district of the Zabaikalsky region, is a sandy area (10×5 kilometers) located in Chara valley, in the foothills of Kodar ridge, 9 km from the village of Char, between the valleys of the rivers Chara, Middle Sakukan, and Upper Sakukan.

It is a geological monument of nature surrounded by larch taiga and swamps. Novaya Chara, a station on the Baikal-Amur railway, is located 10 km from this place.

Chara Sands, Zabaikalsky region, Russia, photo 1

explore unique desert

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Jan/16

9

Snowy winter on Lake Teletskoye

Lake Teletskoye is a lake located in the south of Western Siberia, in the Altai Republic, to the south-east of Gorno-Altaisk. It is the largest lake in the Altai Mountains.

Indigenous peoples call it Altyn Kol (Golden Lake). The length of the lake is 77.7 km, the width – 2-3 km, the depth – up to 325 meters.

Snowy winter on Lake Teletskoye, Russia, photo 1

Lake Teletskoye during snowfall

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