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Park “Krasnodar” (unofficially “Galitsky Park”) is a city park with an area of about 23 hectares located next to the stadium of the football club “Krasnodar”, northeast of the center of Krasnodar, one of the fastest developing cities in Russia.

The park was created with funds from businessman Sergei Galitsky and opened on September 28, 2017. More than 2.5 thousand trees are planted in this park: oak, hornbeam, alder, bonsai, poplar, pine, tulip tree, maple, thuja, decorative plum, and one baobab. Park “Krasnodar” on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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beautiful modern park

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Aug/21

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Tula – the view from above

Tula, first mentioned in 1146, is a city in Russia located about 180 km south of Moscow, the administrative center of Tula Oblast. On the territory of this city there are more than 300 objects of cultural heritage: monuments of architecture and urban planning, history, archeology, works of monumental art.

It is widely known for three “crafts” of its residents – the production of weapons, samovars and gingerbread. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Tula city, Russia from above, photo 1

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Aug/21

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How to Spend a Weekend in Sochi

Perhaps best known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi has a lot more to it than meets the eye. This city is perfectly geographically located for anyone looking for an activity holiday. It sits right on the edge of the Black Sea, with thick forests inland and the mountains of the Krasnya Polyana ski resort mere miles away.

Swimmers, skiers and hikers will be spoilt for choice when they visit this Russian gem. So, if you’re looking for an idyllic setting where you can sneak in some serious relaxation alongside your exercise, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Moscow is a big place, there’s no doubt. That can make it tricky to narrow down the places to visit in the Russian Federation capital. However, there’s one place that should definitely not miss visiting, Khamovniki District.

As you’ll see below, this is one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical parts of Moscow. There’s a lot to see and do here and in this article we’ll explain the main highlights.

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© A.Savin, WikiCommons

explore Moscow

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Jun/21

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Frozen Abandoned Apartment Buildings in Vorkuta

Vorkuta is a city with a population of about 52 thousand people located in the very northeast of the Komi Republic, about 180 kilometers from the coast of the Arctic Ocean. It is the sixth largest city in the Arctic Circle and the most eastern city in Europe.

After the collapse of the USSR and the crisis in the mining industry, a lot of residents left the city for the southern regions of Russia. The city’s population has more than halved since 1991. One of the major city districts is completely abandoned now. In winter, the temperature in the city can drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius and here is the result. Photos by: Lana Sator.

Frozen Abandoned Apartment Buildings in Vorkuta, Russia, photo 1

frozen Vorkuta

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Jun/21

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Irkutsk – the view from above

Irkutsk is the sixth largest city in Siberia with a population of about 617 thousand people, the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast. The city is located in Eastern Siberia, on the banks of the Angara River, at its confluence with the Irkut River (hence the name of the city), about 66 km from Lake Baikal.

Irkutsk is an old Siberian city founded in 1661 and included in the list of historical settlements of Russia. Its historic center is included in the preliminary list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Vyborg is a city with a population of about 74 thousand people located in the north-west of Leningrad Oblast, about 140 km from St. Petersburg. In total, more than 300 different monuments are concentrated here: architectural, historical, sculptural, archaeological, garden and park art.

The main attraction of this city and its symbol is the Vyborg Castle – one of the few fully preserved monuments of Western European medieval military architecture in Russia. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Vyborg Castle, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, photo 1

picturesque medieval castle

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May/21

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Yaroslavl – the view from above

Yaroslavl is one of the oldest Russian cities founded in the 11th century. In 2010, this city located about 260 km northeast of Moscow celebrated its millennium. It is depicted on a 1,000-ruble banknote.

The historical center of Yaroslavl with 140 monuments of architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yaroslavl is traditionally included in the famous tourist route “The Golden Ring of Russia”. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Yaroslavl, Russia from above, photo 1

fly over Yaroslavl

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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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Veliky Ustyug is a town with a population of about 31 thousand people located in the north-east of Vologda Oblast in the north of the European part of Russia, about 446 km from Vologda.

First mentioned in 1212, it is one of the oldest Russian towns with a rich cultural heritage. There are 28 preserved churches of the 17th-18th centuries in Veliky Ustyug. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Summer in Veliky Ustyug, Vologda Oblast, Russia, photo 1

picturesque old Russian town

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