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Franz Josef Land is an archipelago (a group of islands located close together) in the Arctic Ocean, in northern Europe. It is the northernmost archipelago of Russia stretching for 375 km from east to west and 234 km from north to south.

It is part of Arkhangelsk Oblast and consists of more than 200 islands with a total area of about 16,134 square km. Franz Josef Land on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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pristine nature of the Russian Arctic

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Feb/22

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6 Things Russia Is Known For

Russia is a country with great importance on a global level, and it has always much to tell. It will therefore be a pleasure to learn a little more about this place. And not just to gain more knowledge, but also because it might be useful if you find yourself there one day. Who knows? You could spend your holidays in this country and not know all you can find there.

Do you want to know why Russia is famous for? Although many people related Russia with vodka, it is not only about that. This country has too much history, and it is reflected until now. Here, you are about to discover some important things about this beautiful country. Perhaps, you have heard about some of them. Read this article and find out why Russia is famous for. Let’s start!

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Vasilyevsky Castle (also known as Shcherbatovsky Castle) is located in the village of the sanatorium named after Alexander Herzen in Moscow Oblast, about 65 west of the center of Moscow.

It was built by the architect Peter Boitsov by order of Prince Alexander Shcherbatov in the right-bank part of his estate in 1881. Vasilyevsky (Shcherbatovsky) Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Vasilyevsky (Shcherbatovsky) Castle in Moscow Oblast, Russia, photo 1

beautiful brick castle-estate

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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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Jan/22

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Top 4 Places to See in Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and one that everyone should visit at least once, even though that wouldn’t be enough to truly explore and experience it. It’s a country of great natural, historical, and cultural beauty and diversity.

It has something to offer to any kind of tourist and if you want to immerse yourself in that diversity you’ll do best to travel in your own vehicle and give each site that time and attention that it deserves.

In order to do so legally, you’ll have to obtain an international driving license. Together with your national license and a passport, you’ll be able to rent a vehicle and drive freely for up to six months without having to obtain any other document.

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explore Russia

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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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Dec/21

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Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year! May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!

“Winter landscape” by Vasily Efimovich Ekgorst (1831-1901).
Happy New Year 2022, Russia

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Dec/21

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Maykop – the view from above

Maykop (“the valley of apple trees” from the Adyghe language) is a city with a population of about 139 thousand people located in the south of European Russia, the capital of the Republic of Adygea.

The main urban development of Maykop was carried out in Soviet times and it was done quite systematically. The streets of the city for the most part are strictly perpendicular to each other, its entire center consists of identical city blocks. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Maykop, Adygea, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Maykop

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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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