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The Northern Urals is one of the most hard-to-reach areas of the Urals, but it gradually becomes more popular among tourists primarily thanks to two main attractions: the rock formations on the Manpupuner Plateau and the Dyatlov Pass.

Both of these places are covered with legends. Although one of them was created by nature, and the second – by human tragedy that is still an unsolved mystery. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

fly over the Northern Urals

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Manpupuner rock formations or Pillars of weathering are a geological monument located in the Komi Republic, on the territory of the Pechora-Ilych nature reserve, on the mountain Man-Pupu-ner (“a small mountain of idols” on the Mansi language).

The height of the pillars varies from 30 to 42 meters. There are numerous legends associated with this unique place, it was the object of the Mansi cult.

Manpupuner rock formations, Komi Republic, Russia, photo 1

amazing natural wonder

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Jul/15

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Summer snow in Vorkuta

July 6, in the middle of summer, heating season will be resumed in Vorkuta because of a sharp drop in temperature. Next week, weather forecasters predict rain and snow and the air temperature around plus 5 degrees Celsius.

On Sunday, July 5, the snow fell in the city. Vorkuta is located in the north of Komi Republic in the permafrost zone. It is the third largest city in the Arctic Circle. And here’s a video from the scene – summer snow in Vorkuta.

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Nov/14

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Somewhere in the origins of the Pechora

The Pechora is a river in Komi Republic and Nenets Autonomous District of Russia. This 1809 km long river originates in the Northern Urals, in the southeastern part of the Republic of Komi. Photo by Sergey Makurin

Somewhere in the origins of the Pechora River, Russia

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The Weathering Pillars is a geological monument, located in the Troitsko-Pechorsky region of Komi Republic in the territory of the Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve on Mount Man-Pupu-Ner (on Mansi people language it means “Little Mountain of Idols”). The pillars height varies from 30 to 42 meters.

About 200 million years ago, there were high mountains in this area. Gradually, frost and sun, snow and wind destroyed them leaving these amazing objects. The Weathering Pillars location on Google Maps. Photos by aventure

The Weathering Pillars, Komi Republic, Russia, photo 1

it is a real miracle of nature

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Jan/11

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The sceneries of Russian North

The following snowy views of Komi Republic and Nenets autonomous okrug were captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian North travel view 1

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May/10

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The weathering pillars of Komi Republic photos

The weathering pillars is a unique geological monument located on the plateau of Man’-Pupu-NerĀ in Troitsko-Pechorsky district of Komi Republic of Russia. The geological monument is the composition of seven pillars with the height of 30 to 42 meters.

The pillars appeared as the result of ancient mountains erosion. There are numerous legends about the pillars among the local people. The weathering pillars geological monument is one of the winners of Seven Wonders of Russia contest.

Komi Republic, Russia weathering pillars view

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