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Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug from above

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug or simply Yugra is located in the heart of Russia – in the north of Western Siberia. It is the main oil and natural gas region of the country and one of the largest oil producing regions in the world (about 60% of Russian oil).

Yugra climate is equivalent to the climate of the Far North. This region is the native place of indigenous peoples of the Khanty and Mansi. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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The confluence of the Irtysh River in the Ob.

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The Ob is the longest river in Russia and the second longest in Asia.

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The Nazim River.

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Swamps occupy about one third of the region’s area.

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Khanty-Mansiysk – the capital of Yugra.

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Surgut – the largest energy center in Russia, one of the first Russian cities in Siberia, founded in 1594. Surgut GRES-2 is Russia’s largest thermal power plant.

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Yugra cable-stayed bridge across the Ob River – one of the longest in Siberia.

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Nefteyugansk – the third largest city of the autonomous region.

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