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Aug/11

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Architectural sights of Rostov the Great

Rostov is one of the oldest cities in Russia located in Yaroslavl oblast. It is a part of famous tourist route Golden Ring of Russia. The town was first mentioned in the year of 862. Rostov is often called Rostov the Great (Rostov Veliky) to distinguish it from Rostov-on-Don city.

Rostov the Great, Russia scenery 1

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Krasnaya Polyana is a small town in the Adler district of Sochi (Krasnodar krai) located 39 km from the Black Sea coast.

The population of the town is 3972 people (2009). There is a highway from Adler and Sochi airport to Krasnaya Polyana. The town will be one of the places hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 and probably the most picturesque one.

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Currently the icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” (“50 years of Victory”) is the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. Its construction was carried out at the Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad (later St. Petersburg). The construction began on October 4, 1989.

In 1993, further construction was suspended due to lack of funds. In 2003, the construction was resumed, and, February 1, 2007, the icebreaker went on sea trials, which lasted two weeks. The flag was raised March 23, 2007 and April 11 the icebreaker came to its home port in Murmansk. The estimated maximum thickness of ice that the icebreaker can go through is 2.8 m.

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I have found the following interesting video from boat trip to the Pacific Ocean near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The song is “You hear the sea”, children’s choir of the Leningrad Radio and Television (1981). Filming – Eugene Firsov, editing – Oleg Vereshchagin. The video is available in HD.

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Jun/11

26

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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