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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

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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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Dec/15

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Winter fairytale of the Kola Peninsula

The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula with a total area of about 100,000 sq. km located in the northwest of the European part of Russia, in the Murmansk region.

Almost the whole area is located above the Arctic Circle. On the north, it is washed by the waters of the Barents Sea, in the south and east – by the waters of the White Sea.

Winter fairytale of the Kola Peninsula, Russia, photo 1

beautiful winter scenery

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Novy Urengoy is a city located in the northern part of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. It is the unofficial “natural gas production capital” of Russia.

This city, located on the boundary of the subarctic climate, is a great place for watching the Northern Lights. Here is an example. If you visited the territory around the city in the first half of November 2015, you would see the following beautiful scenery. Photos by: Kamil Nureev.

Polar Lights, Novy Urengoy, Russia, photo 1

night landscape in shades of green

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Nov/15

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Golden Autumn in Tsarskoye Selo

Tsarskoye Selo, the former country residence of Russian emperors, is a museum-reserve located in the town of Pushkin (part of St. Petersburg).

The museum includes the palace and park ensemble of the 18th-19th centuries and the former country residence of the Russian imperial family, converted into a museum after nationalization in March 1918. Photos by: Eduard Gordeev.

Golden Autumn in Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

riot of colors

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Tolbachik is a volcanic massif with a height of over 3,000 meters located in the east of Kamchatka, in the southwestern part of the Klyuchevskoy volcano group.

Five settlements with a total population of about 8 thousand people are situated at distances of 50-68 km from the foot of the volcano. The distance to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital of the region, is 343 km. Let’s look at the last volcanic eruption of Tolbachik that occurred in 2012-2013. Tolbachik on Google Maps. Photos by: lusika33.

Tolbachik volcano eruption, Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

night of fire

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The State Nature Reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located in the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan. From the northeast it borders the city of Krasnoyarsk. There is a city bus running to the reserve (the bus stop “Turbaza”).

The reserve was founded in 1925 on the initiative of Krasnoyarsk residents to preserve this beautiful natural complex. Today, the total area of the reserve ​​is 47219 hectares.

Nature reserve Stolby, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, photo 1

enjoy the beauty of the reserve

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Kuthiny Baty, a bizarre curtain of pumice cliffs, is a unique natural monument located about 4 kilometers from the source of the Ozernaya River (Lake Kurilskoye) in Kamchatka.

According to local legend, once, a wise raven Kutkh decided to dry his boats, and that’s why he placed them vertically on the bank of the river. But then he forgot about them, and the boats remained standing there forever.

Kuthiny Baty Cliffs, Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

Kamchatka never ceases to amaze

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Nov/15

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The most impressive river valley in Russia

Chulyshman is a river in the Altai Republic flowing from the mountain lake Dzhulukul. There is a road running along the river.

The main attraction and, at the same time, the most difficult and dangerous place of this road is Katu-Yaryk passage, an incredibly spectacular place. The difference in height is about 800 meters. Katu-Yaryk passage on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Chulyshman River Valley, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

amazing natural monument

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Nov/15

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Kamchatka – the land of volcanoes

Kamchatka is a peninsula located in the northeastern part of Eurasia in Russia. It is washed by the Sea of ​​Okhotsk from the west, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean from the east.

Volcanoes are the main attractions of Kamchatka. Volcanoes are even depicted on the flag and the coat of arms of the Kamchatka region and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, as well as on most of souvenirs produced here.

Kamchatka volcanoes, Russia, photo 1

volcanoes of Kamchatka

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