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Dubrovitsy is a small village located near Podolsk city of Moskovskaya oblast. The main attractions of the village are the mansion of Golytsins and the following remarkable Znamensky church constructed more than 300 year ago, in 1704. The pictures were captured by retromoscow (the photos are clickable).

Znamenskaya church, Moscow oblast, Russia view 1

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Feb/11

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Abandoned village of Uzhginskoye, Perm krai

Uzhginskoye village is located in Cherdynsky district of Perm krai. Like a lot of other villages of Russia it was abandoned. The village had favorable location at the crossroads, near the river and the reason why it was abandoned is unknown. The pictures were captured by Andrey Senyushkin (all the photos are clickable).

Perm krai, Russia abandoned village scenery 1

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Russian penitentiary system is far from being perfect and here is one example. The following colony for criminals located somewhere on the territory of Perm krai was abandoned recently, in 2005, but as you can see the conditions of living there are rather extreme. The pictures were taken by Alexander Belenkiy (all the photos are clickable).

Abandoned colony for criminals, Russia view 1

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Jan/11

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Siberian tiger walking the highway

Russia is rich not only in bears. This video was captured on the highway from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk, near the town of Bikin (Khabarovsk krai). Attention! Russian offensive language.

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Jan/11

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The sceneries of Russian North

The following snowy views of Komi Republic and Nenets autonomous okrug were captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian North travel view 1

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Wrangel Island is Russian island located in Arctic Ocean between East-Siberian and Chukotskoye Seas (Chukotka autonomous okrug). The island is the part of Wrangel natural reserve and has the status of UNESCO World Heritage from 2004.

Unfortunately like a lot of other territories of Russian Arctic the region was used as Soviet military outpost and here is the result. The photos were captured by Gorshkov Sergey.

Wrangel Island, Russia pollution view 1

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Dec/10

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The landscapes of Bryansk oblast

The following sceneries were captured during the trip to Bryansk oblast by Viktor Borisov (all the photos are clickable).

Bryansk oblast, Russia life scenery 1

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Dec/10

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Uzury area of Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. And Uzury is a very little settlement (about 10 people) located on the eastern side of Olkhon which main purpose is to maintain the weather station. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin (all the pictures are clickable).

Uzury area, Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia view 1

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And nobody knows how many similar villages are there in present day Russia.

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Dec/10

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Charming views of Lipetsk oblast

Very nice pictures of landscapes and architectural monuments of Lipetsk oblast captured by Mikhail Grizli (all pictures are clickable).

Lipetsk oblast, Russia scenery 1

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