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Sep/16

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Anadyr – the view from above

Anadyr is a port city in the extreme north-east of Russia, an administrative center of Chukotka autonomous okrug. The city is located in the permafrost zone, on the shore of Anadyr Bay in the Bering Sea.

Multicolored buildings of Anadyr make a strong impression against the background of gray tundra of Chukotka. Photos by: Sergey Dolya.

Anadyr from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Anadyr

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Today, you don’t necessarily need to have a drone to look at the city of Tula from above.

In the spring of 2016, the city received a new bronze attraction – a sculpture showing the historic city center as of 1913. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

Bronze monument Miniature Tula, Russia, photo 1

Old Tula – the view from above

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Aug/16

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Sochi – the view from above

Sochi is a Russian resort city located on the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Krai. Tourism, mostly internal, is the basis for the city’s economy. Sochi is the largest resort city in Russia.

The population of Sochi is only about 400 thousand people, but every year about 6 million tourists visit the city. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Sochi from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Sochi

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Altai is a true sanctuary of wild flowers. You can easily find large flower meadows of all colors – from bright orange to sky blue.

Most of the following photos were made during a trip on the Ukok plateau located in the extreme south of the Altai Republic, on the border of Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Russia. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

Forget-me-nots.

Wild flowers, Altai, Russia, photo 1

beautiful Altai scenery

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Vyborg, a city in Russia with a population of about 80 thousand people, is located in the Leningrad region, near the border with Finland and 120 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

The city, founded as a fortress by the Swedes in 1293, is the only historical settlement in the region.

Vyborg Castle, Russia, photo 1

Vyborg Castle at different times of the day

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Jul/16

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Vladivostok Shrouded in Dense Summer Fog

Vladivostok is a large city and seaport located in the Russian Far East, on the peninsula Muraviev-Amur and islands in Peter the Great Bay, Sea of ​​Japan.

The climate in the city is monsoon. One of its characteristics is the formation of dense fog that can envelop the city for several days. Up to 90% of foggy days are registered from April to August.

Foggy day in Vladivostok, Russia, photo 1

foggy day in Vladivostok

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In the Caucasus, there are so many interesting places, and one of them is Lago-Naki Plateau located in the Western Caucasus, at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level.

Almost the entire territory of the plateau, known for its alpine meadows, is part of the Maikop District of the Republic of Adygea.

Lago-Naki Plateau, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

pristine nature of the Caucasus

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Kazan Kremlin is the oldest part of Kazan, a complex of architectural, historical and archaeological sites that reveal the long history of the city. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

August 30 is the official day of the city of Kazan and Tatarstan Republic. Festive events in honor of this day usually end with colorful fireworks. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.

Kazan Kremlin, fireworks on the City Day, Russia, photo 1

fireworks over the Kazan Kremlin

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Jul/16

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Omsk – the view from above

Omsk is one of the largest cities in Russia and the second largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk. In 2015, the city’s population was about 1.2 million people.

Omsk was founded at the confluence of the rivers Irtysh and Om in 1716. It was a fortress defending the southern border of the country. The main development of the city occurred in the 20th century. In 2016, Omsk celebrates its 300th anniversary. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Omsk from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Omsk

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Vvedenye is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the Shuyskiy district of the Ivanovo region, about 10 km north-west of the town of Shuya and 32 km from Ivanovo, the regional capital.

This is one of the most interesting villages of the Ivanovo region with a rich history and a number of temple complexes. The history of the village is directly connected with Nikolo-Shartomskiy monastery founded in the 14th century.

Morning in Vvedenye village, Ivanovo region, Russia, photo 1

one foggy morning in Russian province

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