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Belozersk is one of the oldest towns in Russia. It was first mentioned in 862 as Beloozero (“White Lake”). The town was located away from the present day Belozersk, on the northern shore of Beloye Lake, near the village Kisnema.

Belozersk, Vologda oblast, Russia view 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.

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Apr/11

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Subway station dedicated to Yuri Gagarin

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight Novosibirsk subway redesigned the station named after the first cosmonaut of Earth. The photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Gagarin subway station, Novosibirsk, Russia view 1

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Apr/11

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Vyborg – historical city of Russia

Vyborg is a city in Russia, administrative center of Vyborg municipal district of Leningrad oblast. The city is located about 120 km from the historic center of St. Petersburg and 27 km from the border with Finland.

Vyborg, founded in the Middle Ages by Swedes, is among the historical cities of Russia. Until 1940 it was the second largest city in Finland. Vyborg has over 300 different monuments: architectural, historical, sculptures, archaeological, landscape art. The photos were captured by Andrey Rumyantsev.

Vyborg city, Russia view 1

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Kolomna is a city in the Moscow region of Russia, administrative center of the Kolomna district, a river port.

The city was mentioned in the Laurentian Chronicle in 1177 as an existing, but according to recent excavations the foundation of the city belongs to the years 1140-1160.

Kolomna city, Russia view 1

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Mar/11

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Picturesque streets of Samara

Several impressive views of Samara city streets architecture captured by ctulhuftagn.

Samara, Russia picturesque streets view 1

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Rybinsk city is located in Yaroslavl oblast of Russia and has the population of about 207,000. Rybinsk received its coat of arms, present name and status of the city in 1777. The name can be translated as “The fish city”. Rybinsk is known for the preserved architectural monuments of the late 18th – early 20th century. The following photos of Rybinsk were captured by Maxim Yashin.

Rybinsk city, Russia view 1

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Feb/11

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Bird’s eye views of Samara city

Samara is one of the largest Russian cities of Volga region. The following pictures were captured by Stepanov Slava (all the photos are clickable).

Samara city, Russia birds eye view 1

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Feb/11

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Ancient Russian town of Uglich

Uglich is one of the towns of famous Russian Golden Ring tourist route located in Yaroslavl oblast. A lot of  monuments of Russian architecture remained in the town. The pictures were captured by Maxim Yashin (the photos are clickable).

Uglich city, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 1

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Jan/11

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The night views of Vladivostok city

Vladivostok is one of the major centers of Russian Far East. In November 2012 the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will take place there. The following pictures of the city were captured by Stepanov Slava (all the photos are clickable).

Vladivostok city, Russia night view 1

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