Russia travel blog | All about Russia in English

CAT | Travel

Jan/11

8

The sceneries of Russian North

The following snowy views of Komi Republic and Nenets autonomous okrug were captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian North travel view 1

(more…)

Tags:  ·

Dec/10

16

Uzury area of Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. And Uzury is a very little settlement (about 10 people) located on the eastern side of Olkhon which main purpose is to maintain the weather station. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin (all the pictures are clickable).

Uzury area, Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Dec/10

12

Russian Spitsbergen winter sceneries

Spitsbergen is a vast polar archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost part of Norway. Also there is significant Russian economic activity in the archipelago according to its special status.

There is Russian settlement on West Spitsbergen Island – Barentsburg, as well as abandoned villages Pyramid and Grumant. And here are the sceneries of these settlements and surroundings captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian Shpitsbergen winter landscape 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Yessentuki is a city located in Stavropol krai of Russia and is known all over the country for its curing watering places. The following photos of Yessentuki were captured by Maxim Yashin (all pictures are clickable).

Yessentuki resort city, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Ivolginsky datsan is the center of Buddhism in Russia attracting hundreds of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

The datsan is located in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga, about 30 km from Ulan-Ude. Photos by: Viktor Borisov.

Ivolginsky Datsan, Buryatia Republic, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Flyonovo is a very small village (27 people in 2007) located in Smolensk oblast of Russia (about 14 km from Smolensk city). The village has the only street – Museum Street. Here are the pictures of Flyonovo village places of interest captured by vj-jjic.

Flyonovo village, Smolensk oblast, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Nov/10

8

The trip to Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. Here is the photo report of the trip to the island (base camp map location). The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia trip view 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Nov/10

3

Sayany mountains trip picturesque sceneries

Sayany is a general name for two systems of mountains located in the Southern Siberia. Here is the photo report of the expedition to Eastern Sayany located in Buryat Republic of Russia. The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Sayany mountains, Buryatia, Russia trip view 1

(more…)

Tags:  ·

Oct/10

27

Vodlozersky national park sceneries

Vodlozerye is ancient historical area of Russian North, rich in original culture, which is presented in traditions of aboriginal population and remarkable works of wooden architecture. Vodlozero national park is located in Karelia Republic and Arkhangelsk oblast of the country.

In 2001, by decree of UNESCO, the park received a status of biosphere reserve, first in the system of national parks of Russia. Here are several pictures of the park captured by pomor-land (all the photos are clickable).

Vodlozersky national park, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags:  ·

Nikitsky monastery is among the most ancient monasteries of Russia. The monastery is located near the town of Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl oblast. It is one the places of interest of national park “Plescheyevo Lake”.  The photos of the monastery were captured by Lipilin Alexander (the pictures are clickable).

Nikitsky monastery, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags:  ·