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Seven tanks of water were poured on the track in a clay quarry by the organizers of “Autumn Marathon” – a trophy-sprint held annually in the village Assadulaevo, Astrakhan oblast.

September 17, 2011 the competition was attended by 17 crews from Volgograd and Astrakhan. There were almost no high-speed sections on the track. The key events unfolded in the artificially flooded pits.

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The source of the Volga River

The source of the Volga is a monument of nature, unique natural object located in Ostashkov area of Tver oblast in the village Volgoverkhovye about 68 km from Ostashkov town.

The village itself is very small, most houses are abandoned. It is prohibited to drive the car on the territory of the village. Next to the Source you can buy souvenirs, though usually there are not a lot of vendors, as well as tourists. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Volga River source, Russia view 1

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The Valley of Geysers is one of the largest geyser fields in the world and the only one in Eurasia. It is located in Kamchatka on the territory of Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve. The Valley of Geysers is one of the seven wonders of Russia.

Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russia established in 1934. The reserve covers an area of 1,142,134 hectares (11,421 sq. km.) including 135,000 hectares (1,350 sq. km.) of sea area of the eastern coast of Kamchatka.

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Obninsk city page was added

Obninsk is the first “naukograd” (scientific city) of Russia located in Kaluga oblast about 100 km from Moscow. It is the place where first nuclear power station in the world was constructed in 1954.

Obninsk city, Russia street view

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There are about 400,000 various historical and cultural monuments in Smolensk oblast of Russia. The territories of the region also played an important role in Russian military history. Unfortunately a lot of the architectural monuments are abandoned and if nothing changes they will be lost forever in near future. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov.

Smolensk oblast, Russia trip view 1

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Wonderful highlights of the Alfa Show 4D, the largest video mapping projection attempted in history presented on Moscow City Day on September 4, 2011 at Vorob’yovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) on the main building of Moscow State University. More than 800,000 people attended the event.

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Welcome to Batkovsko-Olkhovsky peat extraction site located in Yaroslavl oblast of Russia. In 2010 the significant part of the area was flooded. Today it is the cemetery of abandoned peat extraction machinery.

The place has become popular among local fishermen. They are calmly catching the fish living among the drowned tractors and harvesters. It could be a great place to shoot some kind of post apocalyptic movie. Photos by borh_84.

Yaroslavl oblast, Russia Fallout scenery 1

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Peaceful landscapes of Bryansk region

Beautiful time-lapse video of the surroundings of Gnilyovo village located in Bryansk oblast.

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Architectural sights of Rostov the Great

Rostov is one of the oldest cities in Russia located in Yaroslavl oblast. It is a part of famous tourist route Golden Ring of Russia. The town was first mentioned in the year of 862. Rostov is often called Rostov the Great (Rostov Veliky) to distinguish it from Rostov-on-Don city.

Rostov the Great, Russia scenery 1

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Aug/11

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Norilsk city page was added

Norilsk is a city located above the Arctic Circle in the north of Krasnoyarsk krai, in the southern part of Taymyr peninsula, about 90 km to the east of Yenisei River. It is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Norilsk has one of the largest in the world both mining and metal-producing group of enterprises.

Norilsk city scenery

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