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This unique private museum is located in Tula region, in the village of Chernousovo. If you drive on Simferopol highway, it is about 300 km from Moscow.

The museum was founded by Mikhail Krasinets, a former auto mechanic of the USSR national team, in 1994-1995. The collection includes more than 200 cars exhibited in the open air. That’s why most of them, unfortunately, are in a fairly poor condition.

Open-air museum of Soviet cars in Chernousovo, Russia, photo 1

beautiful vintage cars

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Creating a tourism brand of Russia

In February 2015, the Federal Agency for Tourism announced an open competition for the development of a tourism brand of Russia.

The aim is to develop visual symbols for use in relation to tourism and related services, outdoor advertising, souvenir, printing products, etc. The brand should create a positive, recognizable image of Russia, enhance the competitiveness of the tourism industry of the country.

Creating a tourism brand of Russia, logo 2

the most interesting works

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Mar/15

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Znamenskaya Church in Veshalovka village

Veshalovka, a small village located in Lipetsk region, is known for its unique church – the Church of the Sign of Our Lady (Znamenskaya –°hurch), built in 1794.

It was constructed in the pseudo-Gothic style, which is not typical for this part of Russia. Today, the church is an architectural monument of national importance.

Znamenskaya Church, Lipetsk region, Russia, photo 1

explore the church and surroundings

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Lake Teletskoye is located in the south of Western Siberia (Altai Republic). It is the fifth deepest lake in Russia (maximum depth – 325 meters).

This lake is one of the most popular tourist destination in Altai Republic: hiking, water, bike, air and road trips. In addition, many tourists come to the lake for fishing. The photo was taken by Alexey Kachurin.

Lake Teletskoye, Altai Republic, Russia

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Mar/15

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One-year trip to the ISS has just begun

Just minutes ago, “Soyuz TMA-16M” spacecraft has been launched from Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station.

The crew includes Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko and the U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly. The expedition of Kornienko and Kelly will last one year.

Soyuz TMA-16M crew

more info about the mission

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Only a few hundred kilometers from the bustling Moscow city life goes in a completely different pace.

Let’s look at Russian countryside, for example, these tranquil rural landscapes of Yaroslavl region, located in the north of European Russia, in the center of the East European Plain. The photos were taken by Alexey Lobanov.

Rural landscapes, Yaroslavl region, Russia, photo 1

classic Russian province

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Mar/15

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Ice fields of Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal, located in Irkutsk region and Buryatia Republic, is known not only because it is the deepest lake in the world and the largest natural reservoir of fresh water, but also for its fantastically beautiful ice fields formed in winter time. The photos were taken by Anton Petrus.

Ice fields of Lake Baikal, Russia, photo 1

magnificent ice of Lake Baikal

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Karachay-Cherkessia Republic is a subject of the Russian Federation (population about 470 thousand people), a part of the North Caucasian Federal District.

The region is located in the foothills of the north-western Caucasus. About 80% of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic territory is situated in mountainous terrain providing favourable conditions for development of tourism, mountaineering and resort activities. The photos were taken by Timur Agirov.

Karachay-Cherkessia Republic mountains, Russia, photo 1

fly over the mountains

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Mar/15

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Early spring in the ancient town of Pskov

Pskov, located in the northwest of Russia, is one of the oldest cities in the country. For the first time it was mentioned in chronicles in 903.

Prior to the beginning of the 18th century, Pskov was one of the largest cities of Russia and Europe, major defense and trade center. Currently, the city is an important tourist destination. The photos were taken by Eduard Gordeev.

Early spring in Pskov city, Russia

plus one great photo

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Saying goodbye to winter, let’s visit Belogorskiy monastery (1902-1917) – one of the main attractions of Perm region. It is located about 120 kilometers to the south of Perm, the capital city of the region.

This majestic building, standing on a hill called White Mountain, impresses with its size. The monastery is the seventh largest church in Russia. After the construction, it could accommodate up to 8,000 people. Belogorskiy monastery on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Andrey Kirnov.

Winter in Belogorskiy monastery, Perm region, Russia, photo 1

explore the magnificent monastery

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