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Ulan-Ude – the view from above

Ulan-Ude is a city with a population of 435 thousand people located about 100 km east of Lake Baikal, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, a major cultural, scientific, industrial center of Eastern Siberia. Also it is one of the centers of Buddhism in Russia, along with Elista.

Ulan-Ude has a unique historical and cultural heritage. There are more than 200 cultural heritage sites in the city: monuments of architecture and city planning, as well as monuments of art. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Sovetov (Soviet) Square – the central square of Ulan-Ude.

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In 1971, a monument in the shape of Lenin’s head was erected on this square. A bronze statue weighing 42 tons and 7.7 meters high without a pedestal is listed in the Russian Book of Records and is considered the largest monumental head of Lenin in the world.

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Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Gombozhap Tsydynzhapov.

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The northern part of Ulan-Ude is separated from the center by the Trans-Siberian Railway. Urban transport and cars pass along the avenue of the 50th anniversary of October under the railway tracks.

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Panorama of Ulan-Ude.

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Victory Memorial Park.

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Baltakhinova Street.

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Geser Khan sculpture. According to legend, Geser, the son of good deities, descended to earth to fight the forces of evil.

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Holy Trinity Church (1800) – one of the oldest churches of Ulan-Ude.

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State Buryat Academic Drama Theater named after Hots Namsarayev.

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Saint Odigitrievsky Cathedral – the first stone building in Ulan-Ude. Construction of the cathedral began in 1741 and lasted 44 years.

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Pedestrian part of Lenin Street.

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Central Stadium of the Republic of Buryatia. In winter, the stadium bowl is used as an ice rink.

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State Russian Drama Theater named after N.A. Bestuzhev.

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Railway Station of Ulan-Ude.

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Old and new Selenginsky bridge. The first was opened in 1936, the second – in 1989.

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The residential complex built in the form of three letters “C”. Originally it was planned that the houses would be an abbreviation of the USSR (СССР), but the Soviet Union ceased to exist and the project was not fully completed.

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Buddhist temple complex “Rinpoche-Bugsha” located on the highest north-eastern point of Ulan-Ude, in an area called “Lysaya gora” (“Bald Mountain”).

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Ivolginsky Datsan – a large Buddhist monastic complex located near Ulan-Ude.

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