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Nov/17

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Festival of Lights in St. Petersburg

On the first weekend of November, a new season of the colorful “Festival of Lights” was held in St. Petersburg at the cruiser “Aurora” and the Palace Square.

This time the festival was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution. Photos by: Stanislav Zaburdaev.

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bright colors of the show from above

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Sep/17

20

Vladivostok – the view from above

Vladivostok is a city with a population of about 600 thousand people and a major seaport located in the Far East of Russia. It is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai and the last station of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The city is located on the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and the islands in the Peter the Great Bay of the Sea of Japan. The military post of the Russian Empire called “Vladivostok”, which means “holding the east”, was founded in 1860. In 1880, it received the status of a town. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Vladivostok, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Vladivostok

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On Russian banknotes you can see images of various attractions located in all corners of the country. In the following set of photos, you can see both banknotes and the places that are depicted on them. Photos by: Alexey Sergeevich.

10 rubles – Krasnoyarsk. Kommunalny Bridge across the Yenisei River included in the UNESCO book “The Best Bridges of the World”.

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the banknotes of Russia

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Aug/17

1

Khabarovsk – the view from above

Khabarovsk is a city with a population of about 607 thousand people, the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District and the Khabarovsk region. It is one of the largest political, educational and cultural centers of the Russian Far East.

The city is located at the intersection of international rail and air transport routes near the border with China. Khabarovsk, named after Yerofey Khabarov (the Russian explorer of the 17th century), was founded in 1858. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Khabarovsk, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Khabarovsk

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Jul/17

22

Assumption Cathedral in Dmitrov

Dmitrov is a town with a population of about 67 thousand people located in the Moscow region, 65 km north of the center of Moscow. It is one of the oldest towns of the Moscow region founded by Prince Yury Dolgoruky in 1154.

One of the main architectural attractions of the town is the Assumption Cathedral built in the early 16th century and located on the territory of the Dmitrov Kremlin. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

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take a stroll around the cathedral

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Jul/17

10

Stolby Nature Sanctuary in Krasnoyarsk

The state nature reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located on the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan and from the north-east adjoins the city of Krasnoyarsk.

The reserve was founded on the initiative of the city residents to preserve natural complexes around picturesque rocks in 1925. Today, the area of the reserve is 47,219 hectares. Picturesque rocks are the main attraction of the reserve. Photos by: Sergey Filinin.

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great place for hiking

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Volokolamsk, a small town with a population of about 20 thousand people, is located in the Moscow region, 123 km north-west of Moscow.

One of the oldest Russian towns, it was founded on an ancient waterway from Novgorod lands to the Volga-Oka basin. For the first time Volokolamsk was mentioned in chronicles in 1135. Photos by: Dmitry Gazin.

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explore the Volokolamsk Kremlin

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Jul/17

2

Rostov-on-Don – the view from above

Rostov-on-Don, with a population of more than 1.1 million people, is the largest city in the south of Russia. It is unofficially called “the Gates to the Caucasus”, the southern capital of Russia, “Rostov-Papa”, or simply Rostov.

This city, founded in 1749, is located in the southeast of the East European Plain, on the banks of the Don River, 46 km from its confluence in the Azov Sea, 1,074 km south of Moscow. Rostov-on-Don will host several matches of FIFA World Cup 2018. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Rostov-on-Don, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Rostov-on-Don

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union, in Russia, a real boom in the construction of new Orthodox churches has begun. Most of them are quite similar, without interesting architectural solutions. However, there are some exceptions.

For example, take a look at the Church of the Holy Igor of Chernigov in Novo-Peredelkino – a district of Moscow located 30 km from the Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD). Church of the Holy Igor on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.

amazing church in the new Russian style

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Jun/17

14

Kolomna – the view from above

Kolomna is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the Moscow region, located 113 km southeast of Moscow. It is a major industrial center and transport hub, a river port on the Oka River.

According to the latest archaeological excavations, Kolomna was founded in the middle of the 12th century. One of the main attractions of the city is the Kolomna Kremlin, a partially preserved rare monument of the ancient Russian defensive architecture. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

Kolomna, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Kolomna

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