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Jun/11

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Beautiful karst lake Marine Eye

Karst lake Marine Eye situated near the village Shariboksad, Volga district of Mari El Republic stands out as a form of volcanic crater. The depth of the lake is 37 meters, 45 to 50 m in diameter. Water transparency is significant, up to 5.5 m. The water of the lake is known for its unique characteristic emerald green color.

Lake Marine Eye, Mari El, Russia view 1

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Jun/11

24

Going to work on oil field in Russia

Priobskoye oil field is located near Khanty-Mansiysk city of Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug. Is it really so hard to build a normal road?

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Tutaev is one of the towns of famous “Golden Ring” of Russia located in Yaroslavl oblast. The churches of Tutaev are picturesquely scattered on the hilly banks of the Volga and attract numerous tourists and architecture lovers from all over the world. The following nice winter views of Tutaev churches were taken by Petr Ushanov.

Tutaev churches view 8

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Jun/11

22

The day of memory and sorrow

June 22, 1941 is one of the saddest dates in Russian history – the beginning of Nazi Germany invasion. This day reminds of all those who died in battles, were captured and died of hunger and deprivation. People grieve for all those who gave their lives to fulfill the duty of defending the Motherland. Eternal memory to the fallen heroes.

The day of memory and sorrow

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Jun/11

21

Wooden church of St. Prophet Elisha

Wooden сhurch of St. Prophet Elisha is located in a deserted village Yakovlevskaya of Podporozhsky area (Leningrad oblast) on the shore of Lake Sidozero. The church built in 1899 and closed in 1939 is being in significant disrepair now. The photos were taken by roving-wiretrap.

St Prophet Elisha church, Leningrad oblast, Russia view 1

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Boguchanskaya hydropower plant is being constructed on the Angara River (about 12 km from Kodinsk town and 740 km from Krasnoyarsk city). The construction of the station began in 1980 and was frozen from 1994 to 2005 due to lack of funds.

Boguchanskaya hydropower plant construction view 1

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Jun/11

12

Russia is celebrating its Independence Day

June 12 is a very important date in modern Russian history. The Declaration of Russia’s sovereignty was adopted June 12, 1990. First presidential election was held a year later, June 12, 1991. The holiday received state status in 1994. At first it was known as Russia’s Independence Day. Since 2002 it is called the Day of Russia.

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Jun/11

9

The hirsute Kostroma people

What a nice blast from the past :)

The hirsute Kostroma people from the primeval forests of central Russia: the first of their kind ever seen in England. 1874

Kostroma people 1874 poster

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Jun/11

7

Nizhnevartovsk city page was added

Nizhnevartovsk is the administrative center of Nizhnevartovsky district of Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug. It is the second largest city of the region. The largest oil deposit in Russia – Samotlorskoye is located in Nizhnevartovsky district. That is why Nizhnevartovsk is called the oil capital of Russia.

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June 2 about 23:30 MSK at the military unit in Udmurtia Republic near the village of Pugachevo an explosion occurred, which led to the detonation of ammunition. More than 28 thousand people were evacuated from nearby settlements. Real hell on earth.

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