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Biathlon stars gathered in these days in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk. The world championship will be held there in the capital of Yugra March 1-13. Favorites are known, but who will be the first and collect the greatest number of awards, it will become clear after two weeks.

In the meantime, fans are anticipating the exciting battles on the track and the small stadium in Khanty-Mansiysk. Here are some views of the stadium and the surroundings captured by Padunskiy.

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia biathlon championship 2011 view 1

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Novosibirsk museum of railway equipment named after N.A.Akulinin is located in Sovetsky district of Novosibirsk oblast, near railway station Seyatel, on the road from Novosibirsk city to Akademgorodok.

The museum has a large collection of steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives and wagons, mostly working on the railways in Western Siberia. The photos were captured by Victor Borisov.

Novosibirsk museum of railway equipment view 1

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Feb/11

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North Caucasus nature and life sceneries

The following pictures were captured during the trip from Kislovodsk (Stavropol krai) to Dombai (Karachay-Cherkessia republic) by Maxim Yashin (all the photos are clickable).

Kislovodsk-Dombai road, Russia view 1

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Feb/11

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The historical center of Vladimir city

Vladimir is a part of the Golden Ring of Russia being an acknowledged tourist center. The city is famous for its architectural monuments. And here are the views of the historical center of Vladimir captured by muph (the photos are clickable).

Vladimir city, Russia historical center view 1

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Feb/11

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Ancient Russian town of Uglich

Uglich is one of the towns of famous Russian Golden Ring tourist route located in Yaroslavl oblast. A lot of  monuments of Russian architecture remained in the town. The pictures were captured by Maxim Yashin (the photos are clickable).

Uglich city, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 1

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Dubrovitsy is a small village located near Podolsk city of Moskovskaya oblast. The main attractions of the village are the mansion of Golytsins and the following remarkable Znamensky church constructed more than 300 year ago, in 1704. The pictures were captured by retromoscow (the photos are clickable).

Znamenskaya church, Moscow oblast, Russia view 1

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Jan/11

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The night views of Vladivostok city

Vladivostok is one of the major centers of Russian Far East. In November 2012 the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will take place there. The following pictures of the city were captured by Stepanov Slava (all the photos are clickable).

Vladivostok city, Russia night view 1

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The views of several wooden buildings of Yaroslavl preserved from the past of the city. The pictures were captured by Yulia Makarkina.

Yaroslavl city, Russia wooden architecture view 1

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Jan/11

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The sceneries of Russian North

The following snowy views of Komi Republic and Nenets autonomous okrug were captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian North travel view 1

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Dec/10

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Uzury area of Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. And Uzury is a very little settlement (about 10 people) located on the eastern side of Olkhon which main purpose is to maintain the weather station. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin (all the pictures are clickable).

Uzury area, Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia view 1

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