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Sep/17

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Vladivostok – the view from above

Vladivostok is a city with a population of about 600 thousand people and a major seaport located in the Far East of Russia. It is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai and the last station of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The city is located on the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and the islands in the Peter the Great Bay of the Sea of Japan. The military post of the Russian Empire called “Vladivostok”, which means “holding the east”, was founded in 1860. In 1880, it received the status of a town. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

fly over Vladivostok

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Balovnevo is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the Dankovsky district of the Lipetsk region, 94 km north-west of Lipetsk.

On the territory of the village there are remains of the Muromtsev Estate. Balovnevo on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Malder.

At the entrance to the estate you can see an old gate built of red brick in a classic style in the late 17th century.

stroll through the former estate

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S-189 is a submarine of Project 613 moored at Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment in St. Petersburg and converted into a museum.

Project 613 submarines (according to NATO classification: “Whiskey”) are Soviet medium-sized diesel-electric submarines built in 1951-1957. This series became the most massive in the Soviet submarine fleet (215 submarines). Photos by: deletant.

The conning tower of S-189.

explore the submarine

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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia approaching soon, it’s worth getting to know the featured cities so you can plan your travels accordingly.

With 11 diverse destinations, you can experience the best of this vibrant and colorful nation while enjoying world-class games. This guide will go over the top sights in each World Cup city so you can have the trip of a lifetime!

explore the cities of the World Cup 2018

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Aug/17

29

Cruise on the Volga River – Myshkin

Myshkin is a small town with a population of about 5,700 people located on the left, high bank of the Volga River (Rybinsk Reservoir) in the Myshkinsky district of the Yaroslavl region.

Since the mid-1990s, Myshkin has become a major tourist center, one of the stops during cruises along the Volga. The town has a complex of museums, including the Mouse Museum – the symbol of Myshkin. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

walk the streets of Myshkin

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Aug/17

21

Walking through the streets of Maykop

Maykop is a city in Russia with a population of about 143 thousand people, the capital of the Republic of Adygeya.

The city was founded in 1857, the name in translation from the Adyghe language means “the valley of apples”. Photos by: Vladimir Mulder.

The central park of Maykop with a mosque and the memorial complex “Unity and Harmony”.

explore the sights of Maykop

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Aug/17

16

Snow-covered mountain peaks of Dombay

Dombay is a resort village located at an altitude of about 1,600 meters above sea level in the intermontane basin at the northern foothill of the Main Caucasian Range in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia.

The word “dombay” in translation from Karachai means “bison”. In the past, the local forests were inhabited by herds of bison. The settlement arose in connection with the development of tourism in the region in the 1920s. Dombay on Google Maps. Photos by: Konstantin Antipin.

picturesque mountain resort

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Aug/17

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Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve in July

The State Historical, Architectural, Art, and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno” is one of the largest museum and exhibition institutions in Moscow and the largest museum-reserve in the city.

The museum includes Tsaritsyno palace and park ensemble with a complex of palace buildings, Tsaritsyno ponds and a landscape park. Tsaritsyno on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

stroll through the museum-reserve

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The Ryazan Kremlin is the oldest part of the city of Ryazan, a historical and architectural open-air museum and one of the oldest museums in Russia. It is an architectural dominant of the central historical part of the city.

This monument of architecture of federal significance is included in the list of especially valuable objects of the peoples of the Russian Federation. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

explore the Ryazan Kremlin

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Svetlogorsk (until 1947 – Rauschen) is a small resort town with a population of about 13,000 people located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, 40 kilometers north-west of Kaliningrad, in the Kaliningrad region.

This is an excellent place to relax – quiet, close to other European countries, with the sea and wonderful architecture. The sea waters, as well as the waters of the local lake, mud baths and air help to improve your health. Photos by: Vasiliy Nikitinskiy.

walk around the resort town

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