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Jun/16

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Tiksi – the sea gate of Yakutia

Tiksi is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people and one of the main ports in Russian Arctic. It is the northernmost settlement on the territory of Yakutia and the fourth northernmost settlement of the country.

This urban village is located above the Arctic Circle, to the east of the mouth of the Lena River, on the coast of the Tiksi Bay in the Laptev Sea. Tiksi on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Tiksi, Yakutia, Russia, photo 1

harsh life of the Russian North

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Pskov is a city located in north-west Russia, the capital of the Pskov region. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia, which was first mentioned in the Laurentian Chronicle in 903.

In 1348-1510, this town was the capital of the independent Pskov Republic. In 1510, it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Prior to the beginning of the 18th century, Pskov was one of the largest cities of Russia and Europe, the most important defensive and commercial center of the country. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

The Pskova River and the walls of the Pskov Kremlin.

The cultural heritage of Pskov, Russia, photo 1

explore the Pskov Kremlin

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The village of Dubrovitsy, located in the Podolsk district of the Moscow region, about 36 km from the center of Moscow, is famous for its preserved old manor with an amazing church.

This Orthodox church, named after the icon of the Mother of God “The Sign”, was built of white stone in 1690-1703. It is famous for its unique architecture, unusual for Russian architecture. Photos by: Alexander Maretsky.

Znamenskaya Church, Dubrovitsy, Russia, photo 1

wonderful church

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Tobolsk is a city located in the north of the Tyumen region, at the confluence of the Tobol and the Irtysh rivers, one of the most important centers of cultural tourism in Siberia.

It was founded as a center for the development of Siberia in 1587. Until the 18th century, Tobolsk remained a major military, administrative, political, and religious center.

Tobolsk Kremlin, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

beautiful fortress

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Stolovaya is a flat mountain (3,003 meters) located on the border of the Republic of Ingushetia and the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. In Russian the word “stol” means “table”.

This mountain, depicted on the state emblem of Ingushetia, is visible from Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, and Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia (also depicted on the emblem of Vladikavkaz). Stolovaya Mountain on Google Maps. Photos by: Timur Agirov.

Climbing Stolovaya Mountain, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

climb to the top of Stolovaya Mountain

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This unusual red church is located in the village of Krasnoye, in Staritsa district of the Tver region. Church of the Transfiguration was built in 1790.

This is one of the rarest pseudo-Gothic buildings of the 18th century in the region. The church looks especially unusual in contrast with the farmhouses and barns. Krasnoye village on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Maretsky.

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

very unusual church

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May/16

13

The beauty of Lake Baikal

It took Stas Tolstnev more than two years to film this beautiful time-lapse video clip about Lake Baikal – the purest and deepest lake on our planet. Baikal looks especially wonderful in winter.

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Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist in Dyakovo is one of the two survived multi-pillar churches of the 16th century, an outstanding monument of Russian architecture.

The church is situated in the territory of Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve in the Southern Administrative District of Moscow. In the 16th century, the royal residence was located in this area.

Church of John the Baptist, Dyakovo, Russia, photo 1

interesting architectural monument

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Kamchatka, a peninsula located in the Far East of Russia, is a wonderful region where nature is preserved in its original form. Here you can watch the bears, sea lions, killer whales, and many other animals in their natural habitat.

Let’s go for a ride on a boat along the eastern coast of Kamchatka and see for yourself! Photos by: Andrey Grachev.

The eastern coast of Kamchatka, Russia, photo 1

the beauty of untouched nature

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The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

Wooden architecture museum Kostroma Sloboda, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden monuments

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