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Jul/18

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Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma

The Holy Trinity Ipatiev Monastery is located in the western part of Kostroma on the bank of the river of the same name near its confluence in the Volga. It is considered one of the symbols of the city.

The monastery was first mentioned in written sources in 1432. Although, it was founded about 100 years earlier. The compositional center of the monastery is the monumental five-domed Trinity Cathedral (1650-1652). Ipatiev Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Eduard Skvortsov.

Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque monastery

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Jun/18

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Top Day Trips from Moscow

Moscow, the sprawling historical, economic and cultural capital of Russia, home to 12 million people and countless museums, galleries, restaurants and parks, is certainly seeing a lot of action this summer.

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, over 1 million fans from across the globe have poured into this iconic city, which is hosting a grand total of 12 World Cup matches this summer. Although there’s never been a better time to be in Moscow, the intense crowds and, of course, the infamous summer heat waves, can sometimes be a little too much.

The Russian capital is well connected to a huge variety of national parks, cities, villages and historic sites, meaning you’ve got no shortage of amazing options to escape the city and soak up the best of Russian culture. Here’s a round-up of the best day trips to take from Moscow.

The Archangelskoye Estate

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In the Caucasus there are a lot of interesting and beautiful places and one of them is Digoria located in the western part of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, on the northern slope of the Main Caucasian ridge.

Digoria, named after the local ethnic group of Ossetians-Digorians, is located on the territory of the Digorsky and Irafsky districts of North Ossetia. The mountainous part of Digoria is the most popular among travelers. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

Mountainous Digoria, North Ossetia, Russia, photo 1

beautiful mountain scenery

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Jun/18

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Photos of Tobolsk in 1912 and 2018

Tobolsk is a city with a population of about 100 thousand people located in the north of the Tyumen region. It was founded as a center for the development of Siberia in 1587.

Since 1708, Tobolsk was the center of the Siberian province stretching from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean. In the 19th century, Tobolsk lost its economic importance. Today, it is one of the most important center of cognitive tourism in Siberia.

Tobolsk in 1912 and 2018, Russia, photo 1

Tobolsk – past and present

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Alexey Belous, a graphic designer from Tula, created 44 posters for the 2018 World Cup. The posters are dedicated to the cities and stadiums of the championship, as well as to all national teams.

On the posters dedicated to the stadiums, the author shows how this sports festival is held in the cities with football stadiums in their centers. The arenas are reminiscent of schemes and drawings, as the World Cup is a big construction project.

All cities and national teams of the World Cup in Russia.

Posters for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, poster 1

cool posters of the World Cup 2018

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Jun/18

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Frosty Dawn in Taganay National Park

Taganay is a national park located in the Southern Urals, in the western part of the Chelyabinsk region, 130 km from Chelyabinsk. The territorial center of the park is the city of Zlatoust.

The total area of the park is 568 sq. km. The following photos were taken in the area of the Meteorological Station “Taganay-Gora” – the most remote shelter of the national park located on a picturesque mountain plateau. Air temperature – minus 30 degrees Celsius. Taganay National Park on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

Frosty dawn in Taganay National Park, Russia, photo 1

beautiful dawn in the harsh winter conditions

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Jun/18

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Colors of the Dead World of Karabash

Karabash is a small town with a population of about 11,000 people located in the Chelyabinsk region, 112 km north-west of Chelyabinsk.

Today, it is one of the most polluted places in the world due to the fact that copper has been continuously produced here for more than 100 years, and the toxic chemicals resulting from it have often been discharged into the environment. Karabash on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrey Grachev.

Colors of the dead world of Karabash, Russia, photo 1

multicolored Karabash

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The World Cup in Russia will begin in a few days. During this event, a large number of various souvenir products will be available: nesting dolls, T-shirts, balls, mugs, toys, and so on.

Russian state structures are also involved in this. For example, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued a series of commemorative coins including silver and gold ones dedicated to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Let’s take a look at them.

Silver coins with a nominal value of 3 rubles dedicated to all cities of the World Cup 2018.

Moscow

World Cup 2018 Russia coins, picture 1

World Cup 2018 coins

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Uglich is a town with a population of about 32,000 people located in the Yaroslavl region, 109 km west of Yaroslavl and 250 km north of Moscow. This town, located on the Volga River (Uglich reservoir), was the center of the Uglich Principality in the 13th-16th centuries.

Today, this picturesque town is one of the stops on the popular tourist route “The Golden Ring”. Here you can find a lot of monuments of traditional Russian architecture. Uglich on Google Maps. Photos by: Mikhail Aritkin.

Uglich town-museum, Russia, photo 1

picturesque old town

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“The Kremlin in Izmailovo” is a cultural and entertainment complex located in the Eastern Administrative District of Moscow. The nearest metro stations are Partizanskaya and Izmailovo.

The initiator of the reconstruction of the royal estate in Izmailovo as a center of Russian culture became A.F. Ushakov, who, in 1998, introduced the project to the Moscow authorities for the construction of this complex. Izmailovo Kremlin on Google Maps. Photos by: Vasilii Nikitinskii.

Izmailovo Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, photo 1

amazing entertainment complex

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