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The following settlement of scientists was founded in 1935 as a biological station of zoological institute. In 1950s, the biological station was functioning as scientific organization and in 1958 it was reorganized into Murmansk Sea Biological Institute. In 1989, the institute was moved to Murmansk city.

Today the station is almost abandoned and the population of the settlement is about 20 people. The future of the settlement is probably connected with the building of recreation center for divers. The following photos of the settlement were captured by russos (the photos are clickable).

Murmansk oblast Dalniye Zelentsy settlement

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The town of Kem’ received the status of town in 1785 and is located about 440 km from Petrozavodsk city, Karelia Republic, Russia. The following video by Alexander Batenkov offers various sceneries of typical Russian small town life.

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Jan/10

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A trip to Naryan-Mar by winter road

Naryan-Mar city is the capital of Nenets Autonomous Okrug located behind the Arctic Circle (permafrost zone, polar night during December and January).

The city is the main base of exploring Timano-Pechorskaya gas and oil province. The following photos were captured by Russian photo blogger Frederick Taer during his journey to Naryan-Mar.

Travelling to Naryan-Mar city, Russia

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Jan/10

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The churches of Tula oblast photos

A lot of villages of Russia have the remains of beautiful churches abandoned during the Soviet times like the following ones captured by Viktor Borisov in Tula oblast (the photos are clickable).

Tula oblast churches

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Jan/10

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The mansion of Russian hussar

According to the legend Russian hussar colonel Vladimir Khrapovitsky had a bet with his friends that he would build a castle comparable to Louvre (Paris, France) with the park better than the Park of Versailles.

The colonel was a successful merchant and had all the resources to win the bet. The castle was built by Moscow architect P.S.Boytsov.

Russian hussar mansion

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The beautiful views of Zabaikalsky krai of Russia and the beautiful singing of Lidia Ruslanova (the song is “On Baikal’s Wild Steppes”)

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Kolomenskoye is a historical place of Russia located on the south of Moscow city, It was an ancient residence of Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible. Kolomenskoye was the place where first Russian Emperor Peter the Great spent his childhood.

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Russia is not only Moscow and Saint Petersburg cities but a numerous small towns and villages where the sceneries like on the following photos are common.

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Dec/09

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Soviet army abandoned cantonment photos

The vast territory of Russia has numerous abandoned military objects of all types. The following photos of former cantonment of Soviet army were captured by Viktor Borisov somewhere in Moscow oblast (the photos are clickable).

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You can take horseback rides and trips near Staritsa village of Tver oblast, between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (authentic, free aged horse manure). You will have famous Russian dacha experience, rafting, caving, banya etc.

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