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Nov/16

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Golden Autumn in the Altai Mountains

The following beautiful autumn photos were taken in the area of Lake Akkem at the foot of the northern slope of Mount Belukha.

It is the highest peak of the Altai mountains (4,509 m) located in Ust-Koksinsky district of the Altai Republic. Lake Akkem on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Golden autumn in the Altai Mountains, Russia, photo 1

magnificent colors of autumn

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Kiprovo (formerly Saunino) is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in the Kargopol district of the Arkhangelsk region, 5 km from the town of Kargopol.

The village is known for its beautiful wooden church of St. John Chrysostom (1665) with a bell tower. The pictures of this architectural ensemble show how diverse wooden architecture can be depending on the view angle. Church of St. John Chrysostom in Saunino on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Church of St. John Chrysostom, Saunino, Russia, photo 1

wooden beauty of the Russian North

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Nov/16

2

Hiking in the Ergaki Nature Park

The Ergaki Nature Park is located in Ermakovsky and Karatuzsky districts in the south of Krasnoyarsk krai. It is a real natural “pearl” of the region.

This amazingly beautiful place is a mountain range with a variety of bizarre peaks, lakes and waterfalls.

Ergaki Nature Park, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of Ergaki

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The mountain park “Ruskeala” is a unique man-caused and natural landscape and tourist attraction, tourist complex located in Sortavala district of the Republic of Karelia, near the village of Ruskeala, 30 km north of the city of Sortavala, on the banks of the Tohmajoki River.

The basis of the complex is a former marble quarry filled with groundwater – the object of cultural heritage, the monument of history. The length of the quarry from north to south is 460 meters, the width – up to 100 meters.

Ruskeala marble quarry, Karelia, Russia, photo 1

explore the flooded quarry

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This beautiful wooden church, Church of the Transfiguration, was built in 1786. It is located in a small village of Posad (the central part of the village of Turchasovo) in the Onega district of the Arkhangelsk region.

To get to this village with a population of only about 100 people, you can either go by boat or over the ice in winter. Transfiguration Church in Posad on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Transfiguration Church in Posad (Turchasovo), Russia, photo 1

magnificent church

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Tsakhur is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in a picturesque place in the south of Dagestan, in the Rutulsky district, a few kilometers from the border with Azerbaijan.

The village is situated in the valley of the Samur River, Dagestan’s second largest river. From the 7th to the 16th centuries, it was the capital of the Tsakhur Khanate that avoided the Mongol conquest. Tsakhur on Google Maps. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.

Tsakhur village in Dagestan, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

explore the village

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Krasnoye (meaning “red”) is a village with a population of about 400 people located in Staritsa district of the Tver region, 20 kilometers north-west of the town of Staritsa.

In the second half of the 18th century, M.F. Poltoratsky, the owner of the manor in Krasnoye, decided to replace the old wooden church and built a new one.

Transfiguration Church, Krasnoye, Tver region, Russia, photo 1

amazing church

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Oct/16

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Kenozersky National Park

Kenozersky National Park is a natural and historical-cultural complex located in the south-western part of the Arkhangelsk region, at the junction of the Plesetsk and Kargopol districts.

In 2004, the park received the status of a biosphere reserve and was included in the UNESCO list of biosphere reserves.

Kenozersky National Park, Russia, photo 1

preserved corner of ancient Russia

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Oct/16

5

Abandoned greenhouse complex near Moscow

This greenhouse complex, consisting of dozens of greenhouses and located somewhere in the Moscow region, was opened in the 1960s. It was used to grow a variety of plants (annual flowers, perennial trees, shrubs) for landscaping of Moscow and several cities in the region.

Several years ago, the complex stopped working and eventually became an abandoned object with a crazy atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic world. Photos by: Lana Sator.

Abandoned greenhouse complex near Moscow, Russia, photo 1

explore the greenhouse world

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Sep/16

28

The State Nature Reserve “Stolby”

The state nature reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located in the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan – a mountain range in southern Siberia. From the north-east it is adjacent to the city of Krasnoyarsk, a city bus ( “Turbaza” stop) goes to the border of the reserve.

This is a unique corner of Siberian nature with diverse landscapes, one of the main natural attractions of the Krasnoyarsk region. Photos by: Sergey Filinin.

State Nature Reserve Stolby, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, photo 1

beautiful natural views

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