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“Lesnoy Terem” in Astashovo is a former residence of the peasant Martyan Sazonov (1840/2-1914) located in the central part of Kostroma Oblast, about 200 km from Kostroma.

This is quite a unique phenomenon – a country residence built in the middle of a small village in a remote place. This picturesque wooden house was built in the Russian style with rich and varied carved decor. Lesnoy Terem in Astashovo on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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amazing wooden house

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May/21

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Why Choose Education in Russia?

If you are thinking about becoming an international student, you are just about to start the most memorable and exciting journey of your life. Choosing this path has many perks, both immediate and long-term.

But the only question is, what will your destination be?

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Over the decades, Russia has turned from the largest post-soviet republic recovering from the economic crisis which followed the fall of the USSR into a world’s superpower that dictates the rules. Even though there are still many internal policy issues that need to be resolved, the country’s main asset remains unchanged – educated and hardworking people driving scientific and industrial progress.

That’s why Russia has started to enjoy particular attention being paid to its universities by foreigners. Several of its educational institutions have recently made it to the list of the world’s best universities. That brings over 300,000 international students interested in enrollment in Russian colleges every year.

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Apr/21

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Snowy winter on Kizhi Island

Kizhi is an island in the northern part of Lake Onega in the south of the Republic of Karelia. It is known primarily for the exposition of the historical, architectural and ethnographic museum-reserve “Kizhi” located here, including the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Most of the buildings are monuments of architecture, a lot of them were moved for exposition from other villages of this region. Kizhi Island on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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snow-covered monuments of wooden architecture

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Naryan-Mar (meaning “Red town” in the Nenets language) is a town in Russia with a population of about 25 thousand people, the administrative center and the only town in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

It is located in the Arctic Circle, in the lower reaches of the Pechora River, 110 km from the Barents Sea. The distance from Moscow to Naryan-Mar is about 1,500 km, from Arkhangelsk – 660 km. The nearest railway station – Usinsk – is located at a distance of 350 km. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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aerial view of Naryan-Mar

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What is homework in the first place? In a nutshell, it is one of the forms of educational activities performed by students outside the classroom or in extracurricular time. This form of activity can pursue a number of goals:

  • To help students assimilate and retain the material presented in the class better;
  • To let students self-study certain topics or concepts that don’t require clarification from the teacher;
  • To assess how well students have grasped the material. Also, to understand how well they can apply the obtained knowledge and skills for finding solutions to certain problems;
  • To identify gaps in knowledge.

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The Republic of North Ossetia – Alania is a federal subject of the Russian Federation located on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus. The city of Vladikavkaz is the capital of the republic.

Foothill and mountainous areas occupy almost half of the territory of the republic, about 3,850 square kilometers. Majestic mountains covered with coniferous and deciduous forests, picturesque gorges, alpine meadows, glaciers, numerous mineral springs make a vacation in North Ossetia – Alania unforgettable. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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magnificent mountain scenery

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Thinking about acquiring education in Russia? Though this country has never been a very popular destination for international students, times change. Today, studying in this country is an opportunity to get high-quality education for free or at a very affordable price.

But, what should one be prepared for when applying? There are a number of factors that make the Russian higher education system different from the US or European ones, and we’re here to tell you more!

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The Chara Sands is a sandy massif located in the north of Zabaykalsky Krai, a geological natural monument of federal significance. It is surrounded by larch taiga and swamps and stretches from southwest to northeast for 9 km.

Sands form ridges, dunes and chains of dunes. The length of several dunes is 150-170 m, the height – up to 80 m. The Chara Sands are outwardly similar to the deserts of Central Asia. The Chara Sands on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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snow and sand

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For gambling enthusiasts, Russia is probably not the best place to relocate to. Gambling in Russia is heavily restricted under the law. There are, however, some regions where gambling takes place legally, and certain forms of gambling are permitted. In this post, we explore everything you need to know about gambling and online gambling in Russia.

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