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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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Volodarsk is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, about 60 km west of Nizhny Novgorod. In most cases, the main tourist attraction of small Russian towns is the local museum of local lore and Volodarsk is no exception.

However, the museum in Volodarsk occupies a unique wooden building known as “Nikolai Bugrov’s Summer Dacha” – one of the few surviving houses of similar architecture in the European part of Russia. Photos by: Anna Sukhareva and Yaroslav Gunin.

Nikolai Bugrov Summer Dacha in Volodarsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, photo 1

amazing wooden house

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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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Gamsutl is an abandoned village located at an altitude of about 1.5 thousand meters above sea level in the southern mountainous part of the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus.

Translated from the Avar language, the word “gamsutl” means “at the foot of the khan’s fortress.” It is likely that the khan, the founder of Gamsutl, lived on the top of the mountain, and his troops were stationed on its slopes. The approximate age of the village is 2 thousand years.

Gamsutl - a ghost village in the mountains of Dagestan, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque abandoned village

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Tower Complex “Targim” in Ingushetia

Targim is an old abandoned settlement located in the southern part of the Republic of Ingushetia at an altitude of 1,080 meters above sea level.

On its territory there is an architectural complex “Targim” with a number of historical objects: tower-type dwellings, 4 battle towers up to 30 meters high, 4 semi-battle towers, and 16 dilapidated residential towers, as well as 19 crypt burial grounds, 2 mausoleums, and 5 sanctuaries. The tower complex “Targim” on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Tower Complex Targim, Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

picturesque old settlement

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Uelen is a village with a population of 599 people (2021) located in the Chukotka district of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the Russian Far East. This is the easternmost inhabited settlement of Russia and Eurasia. It is only 100 kilometers from this small Chukchi village to the United States (Alaska), and more than 6,000 kilometers to Moscow in a straight line.

The current name of the village probably comes from the Chukchi word “uvelen”, which means “black thawed patches” or “black earth”. Uelen is located at the foot of the hill (sopka), on the slope of which there are black hillocks, which are clearly visible at any time of the year and in the past served as a reference point for travelers coming here. Uelen on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Uelen - the easternmost settlement of Russia and Eurasia, photo 1

end of the Earth

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Entertainment near St. Petersburg

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We invite you to familiarize yourself with the fascinating places of the Leningrad Region, where you can spend an informative weekend. We are not talking about the world-famous Peterhof or the Catherine Palace, which of course are recommended for visiting, but less famous, but in spite of this, no less interesting places.

Entertainment near St Petersburg, Russia, photo 1
Photo by: Olga Sadrova.

explore the Leningrad region

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Balovnevo is a village of about 600 people located in the north of Lipetsk Oblast in the central part of European Russia. In this village you can see a unique monument of architecture of federal significance built in the style of classicism with elements of Gothic – the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God (1789-1823).

In November 2015, after two and a half years of restoration, the church reopened its doors to parishioners and tourists. Balovnevo on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Vladimir Church, Balovnevo, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque church

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“Ruskeala Express” is a tourist retro train running along the route Sortavala – Mountain Park “Ruskeala” – Sortavala in the Republic of Karelia. Today, it is the only daily steam train in Russia.

The average train speed is 40-60 km/h, the travel time is 1 hour. The interior of the train and the uniform of the train employees are made in the style of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Ruskeala Express - a unique retro train in Karelia, Russia, photo 1

interesting tourist train

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“Kudykina Gora” is a park located on the bank of the Don River near the village of Kamenka, Lipetsk Oblast, about 74 km west of Lipetsk.

This large park of 500 hectares, opened in 2007, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lipetsk Oblast offering entertainment for children and adults. “Kudykina Gora” on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Park Kudykina Gora, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia, photo 1

very interesting park

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