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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.

Manpupuner Plateau and Dyatlov Pass, Russia, photo 1

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This March, people living in central Russia could see in the sky unusual for these places natural phenomenon – northern lights. According to experts, it was caused by a powerful magnetic storm.

Let’s enjoy the following beautiful pictures of the northern lights in the sky over Sverdlovsk region. Photos by: Sergey Makurin.

Multicolored aurora borealis, Sverdlovsk region, Russia, photo 1

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Volchansk (Sverdlovsk oblast) is the smallest town in Russia with the tram. Its population is just 10,000 residents. The tram has been running from 1951 and connects the southern and northern parts of the town.

The length of a single line is 8 kilometers. There is only one car on the line. The video was captured by Victor Borisov.




Amazing house of Russian blacksmith

In the village of Kunary (Nevyanskiy district of Sverdlovsk oblast) there is an incredibly beautiful and amazing house. The house is the handwork of blacksmith Sergey Kirillov.

Here you can see the domes of churches, crosses, doves, coat of arms of the USSR, kittens, flowers, children and thousands of different cute flourishes. As a result of nationwide contest of amateur wooden architecture in 1999, the house of Kirillov Sergey Ivanovich was recognized as the best in Russia. The photos by

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