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Winter in Perm city – the view from above

Perm is a city with a population of more than 1 million people located in the east of the European part of Russia, in the Urals, the administrative center of Perm Krai.

It is a major industrial, scientific, cultural, and logistics center of the Urals founded in 1723. Perm is the third largest city of Russia in terms of land area stretching along the Kama River for 70 km. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Winter Perm city from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Perm

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Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944) was a Russian photographer, chemist, and inventor, who made a significant contribution to the development of photography and cinematography and was a pioneer of color photography in Russia.

In 1909-1916, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled a large part of the Russian Empire, photographing ancient churches, monasteries, factories, towns, villages, and a variety of domestic scenes.

The town of Zubtsova on the Volga River (1910).

Color panoramas of the Russian Empire, photo 1

back to the past

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Feb/16

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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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The Museum-Reserve Peterhof is a monument of world architecture and palace-park art located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland in the town of Peterhof in Petrodvorets district of St. Petersburg.

Peterhof includes several palace and park ensembles, formed in the 18th – the beginning of the 20th centuries. It looks especially colorful in late spring when the tulips bloom. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Spring in Peterhof museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

spring in Peterhof

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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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Jan/16

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One frosty day in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian state in 1712-1918, is located in the north-west of the country. The climate in the city is temperate, transitional from temperate continental to temperate maritime.

Winters are usually fairly warm with an average temperature of about -5 degrees Celsius. However, sometimes there are days, when the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius and the following series of photos was taken in one of these cold days. Photos by: Anna Anikina.

One frosty day in St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

frosty and sunny St. Petersburg

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Belogorsky St. Nicholas Orthodox monastery is a monastery located on the edge of the Ural White Mountain, 120 kilometers south of the city of Perm.

Holy Cross Cathedral of the monastery, built in the neo-Byzantine style on the model of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev, is particularly picturesque in winter when the building and everything around it is covered with snow. Belogorsky monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Mikhail Turkeev.

Holy Cross Cathedral, White Mountain, Perm region, Russia, photo 1

a real winter fairy tale

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St. Petersburg (Petrograd in 1914-1924, Leningrad in 1924-1991), located in the northwest of Russia on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Neva River, was the capital of the country for more than 300 years, from 1712 to 1918.

It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million people and one of the most important centers of tourism in Russia. The historic center of St. Petersburg is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Photos by: Stanislav Zaburdaev.

Saint Petersburg at night - the view from above, Russia, photo 1

let’s fly over St. Petersburg

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This year, the center of Moscow was completely transformed to celebrate the Christmas holidays. All together it is called a festival “Journey to Christmas.” Everything looks pretty nice and cozy.

In Red Square, for example, a large fair and skating rink were opened. Here you can taste Russian pancakes, hot Christmas drinks. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and see how Moscow prepared to welcome the new year. Photos by: Dmitriy Chistoprudov for VOSTOK agency.

The center of Moscow decorated for New Year holidays, Russia, photo 1

beautiful Moscow

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