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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.
The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula with a total area of about 100,000 sq. km located in the northwest of the European part of Russia, in the Murmansk region.
Almost the whole area is located above the Arctic Circle. On the north, it is washed by the waters of the Barents Sea, in the south and east – by the waters of the White Sea.
Chulyshman is a river in the Altai Republic flowing from the mountain lake Dzhulukul. There is a road running along the river.
The main attraction and, at the same time, the most difficult and dangerous place of this road is Katu-Yaryk passage, an incredibly spectacular place. The difference in height is about 800 meters. Katu-Yaryk passage on Google Maps. Photos by: Anton Petrus.
Kamchatka is a peninsula located in the northeastern part of Eurasia in Russia. It is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk from the west, the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean from the east.
Volcanoes are the main attractions of Kamchatka. Volcanoes are even depicted on the flag and the coat of arms of the Kamchatka region and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, as well as on most of souvenirs produced here.
The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula with the total area of about 100 thousand square km located in the northwest of the European part of Russia, in the Murmansk region.
Almost the whole territory of the peninsula, washed by the Barents and White seas, is located above the Arctic Circle. This place in the far north of Russia has surprisingly beautiful landscapes. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.
The area around the volcano is one of the toughest in Kamchatka. Most of the year powerful cyclones are raging here, bringing huge amounts of snow. Snow depth sometimes reaches 15 meters, and summer lasts for less than 2 months.
Ukok is a plateau located in the south of Altai Republic, on the border of Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and Russia.
Numerous rivers, lakes, and marshes make this area fantastically beautiful. There are a lot of ancient legends about Ukok, more than 150 Scythian burial mounds were found here.
Yaroslavl region is a subject of the Russian Federation located in the north of European Russia, in the center of the East European Plain. The distance from Yaroslavl, the regional center, to Moscow is 282 km.
Previously, almost all the territory of the region was occupied by dense coniferous and mixed forests (spruce, pine), but, today, they are mostly substituted by birch and aspen forests, and cropland. Also, large areas are occupied by marshes. It seems to be nothing special, but these pictures tell a different story. Photos by: Andrey Grachev.
Just look at this beautiful summer scenery found on the territory of Smolensk region located in the western part of European Russia – misty morning and afternoon on a field of lupine on the Ugra River. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.
On the territory of the region you can see almost all typical Russian natural zones – steppe and forest steppe, taiga and mountains. Photos by: Alexey Kachurin.