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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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Magadan on a sunny summer day

Magadan is a city and seaport on the Sea of Okhotsk, located in the northeastern part of Russia, in the Far East, the capital of Magadan oblast.

In Soviet times, it was the center of the industrial development of Kolyma – a historical region in north-eastern Russia, covering the upper reaches of the Kolyma River and the northern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. For many years, prisoners were used as the main labor force here. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Magadan on a sunny summer day, Russia, photo 1

explore Magadan

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Every year, in September, the Grand Cascade of fountains in Peterhof is used as a venue for the Festival of Fountains. In recent years, you can see the show within 2-3 days from Friday to Sunday.

Everyone can attend this show after buying a ticket at the ticket office of the museum-reserve. Also, this service is provided by numerous travel agencies in St. Petersburg.

The Festival of Fountains in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia, photo 1

colorful show

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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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Alexander Park is a small, but very cozy park located between the Gorky Metro Station and the zoo in Saint Petersburg.

In this park, you can find an interesting exhibition “St. Petersburg in miniature” – a collection of mini-copies of famous historical buildings of the city. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Kazan Cathedral.

Miniature St. Petersburg in Alexander Park, Russia, photo 1

St. Petersburg in miniature

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

Almost the whole territory of the peninsula, washed by the Barents and White seas, is located above the Arctic Circle. This place in the far north of Russia has surprisingly beautiful landscapes. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Stunningly beautiful scenery of the Kola Peninsula, Russia, photo 1

beautiful Russian nature

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