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Yesterday, the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree of creating new federal district of Russia – North Caucasian Federal District. The district was split from Southern Federal District and includes the republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia and Stavropolsky krai.

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Kazan city page was updated

Information about Kazan city  history, transport system was added. Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic,  is one of the largest and important Russian financial and cultural centers.

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Jan/10

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The churches of Tula oblast photos

A lot of villages of Russia have the remains of beautiful churches abandoned during the Soviet times like the following ones captured by Viktor Borisov in Tula oblast (the photos are clickable).

Tula oblast churches

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Jan/10

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Russian President firing machinegun video

Several days ago Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had a visit to Russian army training ground in Moskovskaya oblast. During the visit the President had a chance to fire legendary machinegun “Maksim” and to drive new vehicles.

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Jan/10

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Wonderful Russia music video

The beautiful views of Russian churches and the beautiful music of great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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Jan/10

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The mansion of Russian hussar

According to the legend Russian hussar colonel Vladimir Khrapovitsky had a bet with his friends that he would build a castle comparable to Louvre (Paris, France) with the park better than the Park of Versailles.

The colonel was a successful merchant and had all the resources to win the bet. The castle was built by Moscow architect P.S.Boytsov.

Russian hussar mansion

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Jan/10

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Russian submarines abandoned base photos

The following Russian naval base was built during the Soviet times somewhere in Primorye krai (region) on the Russian Far East. After the collapse of Soviet Union the base was abandoned.

Russian submarines abandoned base

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Jan/10

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Tyumen city page was added

Tyumen city, the capital of Tyumenskaya oblast,  is known as Russian oil and natural gas capital.

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KHL game between Avangard and Vityaz hockey teams got canceled after four minutes due countless brawls, including a couple of fights before the game began. The game was abandoned due to neither side having the requisite number of players to continue, as most of the playing staff had received penalties until the end of the game.

In all, 16 Vityaz players were handed a total of 306 minutes of penalties, and 17 Avangard players received a total of 321 minutes. And here is the video of this “epic” game.

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Jan/10

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Kyzyl city page was added

Kyzyl city is the capital of Tuva Republic of Russia.

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