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The Weathering Pillars is a geological monument, located in the Troitsko-Pechorsky region of Komi Republic in the territory of the Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve on Mount Man-Pupu-Ner (on Mansi people language it means “Little Mountain of Idols”). The pillars height varies from 30 to 42 meters.

About 200 million years ago, there were high mountains in this area. Gradually, frost and sun, snow and wind destroyed them leaving these amazing objects. The Weathering Pillars location on Google Maps. Photos by aventure

The Weathering Pillars, Komi Republic, Russia, photo 1

it is a real miracle of nature

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Ergaki is a natural park and tourist center of Ergak-Targak-Taiga ridge located in the Western Sayan to the south-east of Abakan city, the capital of Khakassia Republic.

This area is a miracle of nature and a real pearl of Siberia, along with Baikal Lake and Altai. This place is a “dreamland” lost in Sayan mountain range. Nowadays, Ergaki is one of the symbols of Russian nature. Photos by Andrey Grachev

Natural Park Ergaki, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

amazing nature views

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Leningrad (present Saint Petersburg) pioneers after the announcement of the alarm. 1937. Photographer Viktor Bulla.

There is something sinister and prophetic in this photo. Over the next years, they had a lot to go through and probably only a few survived.

Leningrad pioneers after alarm, 1937, USSR

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Real window into hell in Kamchatka

In this photo made not far from Udina volcano (Kamchatka krai), you can see the lava tube window. If you look into this truly hellish pit, you can watch the lava river. Photo by Denis Budkov

Window to hell, Kamchatka, Russia

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Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk

This beautiful photo was taken in Sestroretsk, a small town which is a part of Saint Petersburg city.

Sestroretsk is a seaside health resort with its mineral waters and curative mud located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. Photo by Sergey Degtyarev

Peter and Paul Church in Sestroretsk, Russia

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Russian winter forest from a fairy tale

Snow is almost gone in many Russian cities and soon nothing will remind of winter.

Goodbye winter frosts! Let’s enjoy these beautiful winter photos taken in the forest somewhere in Chelyabinsk region by marateaman

Russian winter forest from a fairy tale, photo 1

dreamlike winter forest

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Russky Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge to the Russky Island across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok. Construction of the bridge began September 3, 2008. It was the part of the city’s preparations for the APEC summit in 2012.

This bridge has the world’s largest span of cable-stayed bridges, length 1104 meters. Photos by Sergey Orlov

Russky Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia, photo 1

impressive construction

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Tula is a historic Russian city first mentioned in 1146. It is located 170 km south of Moscow. Photo by Pavel Minaev

Tula city, Russia

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Crystal clear ice of the frozen Baikal Lake

Lake Baikal is the lake of tectonic origin located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk oblast and Buryat Republic). It is the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural fresh water reservoir. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Frozen Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

frozen lake

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Novotroitsk – industrial city

Impressive photo of Novotroitsk, Russian industrial city located in Orenburg oblast, taken by Kachurin Aleksey

Industrial city Novotroitsk, Russia

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