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The Shoana church, built in the Byzantine architectural style at the end of the 10th century, is one of the oldest Christian churches in Russia.

It is located on the southeastern spur of the very picturesque Shoana Mountain (1,232 meters) on the left bank of the Kuban River in the central part of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia in the foothills of the northwestern Caucasus. Shoana Church on Google Maps. Photos by: Fedor Lashkov.

Shoana Church, Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, photo 1

picturesque mountain church

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Sofia Falls are waterfalls of glacial origin flowing from the Sofia Glacier of Mount Sofia (3,637 meters) – one of the main natural attractions of the Arkhyz ski resort located in the southern part of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia in the Western Caucasus.

These picturesque waterfalls are located about 15 km south of the village of Arkhyz. Sofia Falls become the most full-flowing at the height of summer (July, August), when the glacier is actively melting. The following photos were taken in late July by Fedor Lashkov. Sofia Falls on Google Maps.

Sofia Falls, Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, photo 1

fly over Sofia Falls

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Walking Down the Streets of Cherkessk

Cherkessk, founded in 1825, is the capital of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic located in the North Caucasus. It has a favorable geographical position, standing on the right bank of the Kuban River.

The city is the center of a unique multi-ethnic culture. The national structure of the population brings together more than 80 nations. Let’s walk through the streets of this small and quite cozy city. Photos by Timur Agirov

Walking Down the Streets of Cherkessk, Russia photo 1

Let’s go for a walk