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Cities of Russia at Night – the Views from Space

Oleg Dmitriyevich Kononenko is the 102nd cosmonaut of Russia and the 473rd cosmonaut of the world. As of April 2019, he is on the International Space Station and during the three previous flights he already spent 533 days in space.

From the ISS, he took a lot of photographs of various regions of the Earth. Let’s see how the cities of Russia look at night from orbit. Source: Roscosmos.

Moscow – the capital of Russia.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Moscow

Saint Petersburg – the second largest city of Russia.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Saint Petersburg

Samara – the center of the Volga economic region.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Samara

Volgograd – the place of the Battle of Stalingrad during the Second World War.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Volgograd

Grozny – the capital of the Chechnya Republic located in the North Caucasus.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Grozny

Orenburg located in the south of the Urals near the border with Kazakhstan.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Orenburg

Saratov on the right bank of the Volgograd reservoir of the Volga River.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Saratov

Astrakhan – the oldest economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga and the Caspian region.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Astrakhan

Vladivostok – a city and port in the Far East of Russia, the end of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Vladivostok

Tver – one of the oldest cities in Russia.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Tver

Irkutsk – the sixth largest city in Siberia.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Irkutsk

Angarsk located in the southern, most developed part of the Irkutsk region.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Angarsk

Krasnodar – the unofficial southern capital of Russia.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Krasnodar

Novorossiysk – one of the largest Russian sea ports located on the coast of the Black Sea.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Novorossiysk

Tolyatti – the second largest city in the Samara region.

Cities of Russia at Night from Space - Tolyatti

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