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Russia will host Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi city and certainly the Olympics will have its own Olympic mascot. Today there is an online competition and poll going for the best idea for the mascot and here is the current leader – Zoich.

I like this ridiculous but original and someway epic mascot :) Here are some pictures and even great promo-video. The proud author of Zoich is zhgun. All glory to Zoich!

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There are a lot of abandoned radio towers in Russia and they are becoming popular places to visit and show yourself.

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Evil hamster from Russia video

Really in´╗┐ Soviet Russia hamsters eat you :)

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The trip to Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. Here is the photo report of the trip to the island (base camp map location). The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia trip view 1

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The window frames of Myshkin town

Myshkin is a small town with the population about 5,700 located in Yaroslavl oblast. The name of the town is derived from Russian word “myshka” meaning little mouse.

The town is known first of all for its unique and the only in the world Museum of Mouse. But today we will look at another attraction of Myshkin – beautiful window frames. The photos were captured by Ivan Hafizov. Second part of the photos devoted to Kostroma city window frames.

Myshkin town, Russia windows frames view 1

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Russian village of Paris and its Eiffel Tower

There is a village located in Chelyabinsk oblast of Russia called Paris having its own Eiffel Tower. The photos were captured by Viktor Borisov.

Russian Paris Eiffel Tower view 1

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Sayany mountains trip picturesque sceneries

Sayany is a general name for two systems of mountains located in the Southern Siberia. Here is the photo report of the expedition to Eastern Sayany located in Buryat Republic of Russia. The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Sayany mountains, Buryatia, Russia trip view 1

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Angarsk city page was added

Angarsk is the third largest city of Irkutsk oblast of Russia and one of main industrial centers of the country. Also it is the city of Russia #100 we have described here.

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The ship-house of Kemerovo oblast

The following unusual house was constructed by Nikolay Orekhov living in Borovoy settlement of Kemerovo oblast, Russia. Among the neighbors of Nikolay the house is also known as Nikolay’s Ark. The photos were captured by Viktor Borisov (all pictures are clickable).

Kemerovo oblast, Russia ship-house view 1

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The views of Samara city at nighttime

The following beautiful night pictures of Samara city were captured by Stepanov Slava (the photos are clickable).

Samara city, Russia night view 1

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