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Gamsutl is an abandoned village located at an altitude of about 1.5 thousand meters above sea level in the southern mountainous part of the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus.

Translated from the Avar language, the word “gamsutl” means “at the foot of the khan’s fortress.” It is likely that the khan, the founder of Gamsutl, lived on the top of the mountain, and his troops were stationed on its slopes. The approximate age of the village is 2 thousand years.

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very picturesque abandoned village

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Nov/21

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Interesting Things to Experience in Russia

If you are visiting Russia and are stuck for ideas for what to see, then read on. There are diverse tourist spots on the list; from magnificent architecture to excellent nightlife. Russia has so much to offer from beautiful churches, great food, and interesting museums.

If you are considering a trip, be sure to read our guide to https://russiatrek.org/blog/travel/4-things-to-know-before-visiting-russia/. So let’s get started, here are the 5 places you must visit when in Russia.

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explore endless Russia

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Russia has always been an incredibly passionate country that cares about how its athletes perform at major events. Between the Olympics, football, and other sports, Russians are always competing at the top end with sportsmen and sportswomen from Europe, the United States, and other parts of the world.

In recent years, Russia has made an effort to improve the aesthetics and capacity of its stadiums. While their venues do not match up to the huge NFL stadiums in the United States, there are many large venues in Russia as well. Below is a ranking of the five biggest sports stadiums in the country.

The biggest sports stadiums in Russia

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Nov/21

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Saint Sophia Cathedral in Vologda

Saint Sophia Cathedral is the oldest preserved stone structure on the territory of Vologda, a Russian city known for its particularly valuable historical heritage. It is one of the largest buildings of the era of Ivan the Terrible, constructed in 1568-1570s.

The Assumption Cathedral in Moscow was chosen as an architectural model. In the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Vologda, you can see preserved frescoes of the 17th century and the iconostasis of the first half of the 18th century. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

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beautiful old cathedral

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Nov/21

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Fun Things To Do During Trekking Resting Break

So you’re in the middle of your trekking adventure. Just minding your own business, walking up a mountain, when suddenly… your legs are sore, you’re bored out of your mind, and you need to get off the trail for a bit.

So what do you? What can you do? Here are some ideas on how to make the best of that resting break.

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Nov/21

9

Pevek – the northernmost town in Russia

Pevek is an Arctic port town with a population of about 4.5 thousand people located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It is the northernmost town in Russia.

The name of the town comes from the Chukchi word “peekinei”, which means “thick, swollen mountain” – the name of the hill (sopka) at the foot of which Pevek stands. Pevek on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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fly over Pevek

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