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Jun/11

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Beautiful karst lake Marine Eye

Karst lake Marine Eye situated near the village Shariboksad, Volga district of Mari El Republic stands out as a form of volcanic crater. The depth of the lake is 37 meters, 45 to 50 m in diameter. Water transparency is significant, up to 5.5 m. The water of the lake is known for its unique characteristic emerald green color.

Lake Marine Eye, Mari El, Russia view 1

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Tutaev is one of the towns of famous “Golden Ring” of Russia located in Yaroslavl oblast. The churches of Tutaev are picturesquely scattered on the hilly banks of the Volga and attract numerous tourists and architecture lovers from all over the world. The following nice winter views of Tutaev churches were taken by Petr Ushanov.

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The Church of the Transfiguration located in the village of Krasnoye (Staritskiy district, Tverskaya oblast) is one of the rarest in the region pseudo-Gothic buildings of the 18th century.

Transfiguration Church, Krasnoye, Tver oblast, Russia view 1

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Mari El Republic is one of the most ecologically pure territories in the European part of Russia. There are a lot of beautiful lakes, rivers and forests on the territory of the republic. The region is a popular destination for travelers and tourists who are enjoying nature. The photos were taken by Dmitry Mordolff.

Mari El Republic, Russia scenery 1

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May/11

23

Ekaterinburg city aerial views

Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city of Russia with the population over 1,3 million people; the city located in Sverdlovsk oblast is known as the “Capital of Ural”. The following photos of Ekaterinburg were taken by dedmaxopka in March, 2011.

Ekaterinburg city, Russia aerial view 1

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May/11

20

The flight over Yoshkar-Ola in HD

Nice video showing the bird’s eye views of Yoshkar-Ola, the capital city of Mari El Republic. The video was shot in the beginning of April, 2011 so don’t be scared of the plenty of snow and ice :)

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The Church of Vladimir Icon of Mother of God located in the village of Bykovo (Moskovskaya oblast) was built in 1789. White stone church constructed in Russian Gothic style has no worthy counterparts in the church architecture of Moscow region, and, perhaps, in the church architecture of Russia in general.

By the side of the street on which the church is standing, in the depths of the old park, Bykovo mansion is located. The current building of the estate was built in 1856. The photos were captured by Denis Frantsouzov.

Bykovo estate, Russia view 1

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Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery is Orthodox monastery of the Russian Church. The monastery played significant role in Russian history of 16th and 17th centuries. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1432.

The monastery is located in Kostroma, at the confluence of Kostroma and Volga rivers. It is situated relatively far from the central part of the city (about 30 minutes walk). Near the monastery there is a bridge across the river offering a good view. The photos were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Ipatievsky monastery, Kostroma, Russia view 1

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Apr/11

2

Vyborg – historical city of Russia

Vyborg is a city in Russia, administrative center of Vyborg municipal district of Leningrad oblast. The city is located about 120 km from the historic center of St. Petersburg and 27 km from the border with Finland.

Vyborg, founded in the Middle Ages by Swedes, is among the historical cities of Russia. Until 1940 it was the second largest city in Finland. Vyborg has over 300 different monuments: architectural, historical, sculptures, archaeological, landscape art. The photos were captured by Andrey Rumyantsev.

Vyborg city, Russia view 1

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Mar/11

26

Ancient kremlin of Velikiy Novgorod

A lot of monuments of ancient architecture were preserved in Velikiy Novgorod. The oldest of them is St. Sophia Cathedral, which construction started in 1045.

The cathedral is located inside the Kremlin – the historic center of the city (the present day walls were erected in the 15th century). The photos were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Velikiy Novgorod, Russia kremlin view 1

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