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Zelenogradsk (until 1946 – Cranz) is a resort town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.

The town stands on the coast of the Baltic Sea, about 25 kilometers north of Kaliningrad. Zelenogradsk on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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picturesque resort town

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Oct/21

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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.

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picturesque old settlement

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Oct/21

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5 Places to Visit in Russia This Winter

Russia is known for its harsh winters, yet Russians have found ways to have fun even at the coldest time of the year. Winter tourism is quite developed in Russia, and it is known for its variety of winter sports and ski resorts. As you travel through various Russian destinations, you will get the one-of-a-kind winter magic feel.

Here are the top 5 places to visit in Russia this winter:

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explore Russia in winter

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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.

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end of the Earth

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Sep/21

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Entertainment near St. Petersburg

After a productive working week, you also want to have a productive rest. This article is dedicated to all those who cannot imagine their vacation without the word “active”. Finnish Ninja Sports betting understands not only gambling but also knows how and where to recharge and have a good time offline.

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.

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Photo by: Olga Sadrova.

explore the Leningrad region

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Aug/21

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Tula – the view from above

Tula, first mentioned in 1146, is a city in Russia located about 180 km south of Moscow, the administrative center of Tula Oblast. On the territory of this city there are more than 300 objects of cultural heritage: monuments of architecture and urban planning, history, archeology, works of monumental art.

It is widely known for three “crafts” of its residents – the production of weapons, samovars and gingerbread. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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fly over Tula

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Aug/21

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How to Spend a Weekend in Sochi

Perhaps best known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi has a lot more to it than meets the eye. This city is perfectly geographically located for anyone looking for an activity holiday. It sits right on the edge of the Black Sea, with thick forests inland and the mountains of the Krasnya Polyana ski resort mere miles away.

Swimmers, skiers and hikers will be spoilt for choice when they visit this Russian gem. So, if you’re looking for an idyllic setting where you can sneak in some serious relaxation alongside your exercise, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Moscow is a big place, there’s no doubt. That can make it tricky to narrow down the places to visit in the Russian Federation capital. However, there’s one place that should definitely not miss visiting, Khamovniki District.

As you’ll see below, this is one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical parts of Moscow. There’s a lot to see and do here and in this article we’ll explain the main highlights.

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explore Moscow

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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.

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very picturesque church

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Aug/21

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Explore Breathtaking Russia During Covid 19

Russia is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The destination provides many extraordinary and amazing locations and sites so the visitors fully enjoy the stay.

There are big cities such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg with a large number of historically valuable monuments, objects, and areas. You can definitely see and explore many things there so that’s a big reason for the popularity among tourists.

Those cities are among the top travel destinations, not just in Russia but in the entire world. Millions of foreign visitors come to the locations on a yearly basis so that’s indeed a massive number of people.

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