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The following video was captured on the most difficult part of the trip called “110 zimnik”.

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Sep/10

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Ivangorod town fortress pictures

Ivangorod is a small town located in Leningrad region of Russia with the population of about 11,000 (2010). The town is standing on Narva river bank opposite to Estonian town of Narva.

The settlement was founded in 1492 as a fortress. The fortress of Ivangorod played an important role during numerous wars of 16th-17th centuries. The following photos of Ivangorod fortress were captured by Andrey Rumyantsev.

Ivangorod town, Leningrad oblast, Russia fortress view

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Sep/10

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Solovki Islands monastery views

Solovki monastery founded in 1420-1430 on Solovetsky Islands (Arkhangelsk oblast) is among the main historical monuments of Russia included in UNESCO World Heritage list. The following photos of the monastery were captured by Maxim Yashin.

Solovki monastery, Russia view

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Aug/10

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Beautiful scenery of Bryansk oblast

The following pictures were captured during Bryansk oblast travel showing us several nice landscapes of the region and the architecture of abandoned Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery. The photos were captured by Shtish (all the photos are clickable).

Bryansk oblast, Russia scenery

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Aug/10

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Circum-Baikal Railway Sceneries

Circum-Baikal Railway is a historic railroad located in Irkutsk oblast of Russia. In the past the railroad was the part of famous Trans-Siberian Railway. The railway is a monument of engineering and is one of the attractions of the region. The photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Circum-Baikal Railway, Russia view

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Aug/10

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The beauty of Totma town churches

Totma is a small town located in Vologda oblast of Russia, about 215 km northeast of Vologda city. The settlement was first time mentioned in the year of 1137. Totma is known for several unique and unusual churches. The following beautiful winter views of Totma town were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Totma town, Vologda, Russia view

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The following museum “Vitoslavlitsy” located near Veliky Novgorod city offers unique exhibit of Novgorod land wooden architecture. The photos were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Russian wooden architecture museum view

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Ferapontov monastery located in Kirillovsky district of Vologda oblast is Russian historical and cultural monument of state importance. The monastery is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage and is one of the main places of interest of the region. The following photos of Ferapontov monastery were captured by av_otus.

Ferapontov monastery of Vologda oblast, Russia view

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In addition to the previous post about the travel to Karskoye Sea coast of Russian North here is an interesting video of this travel by ashotog.

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The following photos were captured during the expedition to the coast of Karskoye Sea on the territory of Yamal peninsula of Russia (Yamalo-Nenets autonomous okrug).

The region is extremely rich in natural gas (about 20% of all known natural gas deposits of Russia). The pictures were taken by nub1an and frederick-taer. And here is the video report.

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