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Putorana is a mountain range (plateau), located in the heart of Siberia, in the northern part of Krasnoyarsk Krai.

The maximum height of the plateau is 1,701 m. Its area is about 250,000 square km, which is about the same as the area of the UK (242,495 square km). The Putorana Plateau on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Putorana Plateau, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, photo 1

stunning nature reserve

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Summer in the Lipetsk Nature Reserve

The Lipetsk Reserve stretches along the left bank of the Voronezh River to the south of the city of Lipetsk. The territory of the reserve is about 13 thousand hectares. It protects the natural landscape of the area, including relic plants, rare insects inhabiting limestone rocks, birds, and wild animals.

Hunting is strictly prohibited here, fishing – only with permission. In 2004, the Lipetsk Reserve became part of the National Park, where, in addition to the protected area, it is planned to create a recreation area for people with a hotel, a nature museum, a zoo, and stables. Lipetsk Nature Reserve on Google Maps. Photos by: Fedor Lashkov.

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beautiful sunny day near Lipetsk

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The federal highway R256 “Chuya Trakt” (The Chuya Highway) is a federal highway Novosibirsk – Novoaltaysk (access road to Barnaul) – Biysk – Maima (access road to Gorno-Altaisk) – the state border with Mongolia.

The length of this highway passing through the territory of Novosibirsk Oblast, Altai Krai and the Altai Republic is about 968 kilometers. The Chuysky Trakt on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Picturesque landscapes along the Chuysky Trakt, Russia, photo 1

probably the most picturesque highway in Russia

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Franz Josef Land is an archipelago (a group of islands located close together) in the Arctic Ocean, in northern Europe. It is the northernmost archipelago of Russia stretching for 375 km from east to west and 234 km from north to south.

It is part of Arkhangelsk Oblast and consists of more than 200 islands with a total area of about 16,134 square km. Franz Josef Land on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Franz Josef Land - the northernmost archipelago of Russia, photo 1

pristine nature of the Russian Arctic

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Katu-Yaryk Pass, one of the most difficult and dangerous passes in the Altai Mountains, is located on the territory of the Ulagan district of the Altai Republic.

Until 1989, there was no road descending from the Ulagan Plateau into the valley of the Chulyshman River. Residents of the surrounding villages used a steep horse trail or a waterway through Lake Teletskoye. Katu-Yaryk Pass on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Katu-Yaryk Pass, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque pass

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Lake Teletskoye is a picturesque natural body of water located in the north-east of the Altai Mountains on the territory of the Altai Republic, about 120 km in a straight line from the regional capital Gorno-Altaysk.

One of the most popular natural attractions of Altai, it is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List as part of the complex “The Golden Mountains of Altai”. Lake Teletskoye on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Lake Teletskoye, Altai Republic, Russia, photo 1

beautiful lake

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Russia is a treasure chest that you can sort of endlessly. It is full of unforgettable places from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka. No matter what things you consider beautiful and interesting, you will definitely have what to do and what to see there.

In this review, we will focus on the most beautiful corners of the country that are worth visiting – they are as good as various types of casino bonuses that you can avail of. Planning your trip to Russia? Here is a list of the best places to start your amazing journey.

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explore beautiful Russia

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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.

Snow-covered Chara Sands desert, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

snow and sand

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The Republic of Ingushetia is located on the northern slopes of the foothills of the Greater Caucasus Range (in its central part) and on the adjoining small ranges of Tersky, Sunzhensky and Skalisty.

The length of this region from north to south is 144 km, from west to east – 72 km. In the northern districts the relief is steppe, in the south – it is mountainous consisting of ridges separated by valleys and gorges. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Amazing landscapes of mountainous Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

beautiful mountainous region

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Cape Dezhnev is the extreme eastern point of the Chukotka Peninsula, mainland Russia and all of Eurasia.

It is an isolated flat-topped mountain range up to 740 m high, which drops abruptly to the sea and is located in the Bering Strait, which connects the Arctic Ocean (Chukchi Sea) with the Pacific Ocean (Bering Sea). Cape Dezhnev on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Cape Dezhnev, Russia, photo 1

the very edge of Russia

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