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If you love skiing, you should definitely visit the annual festival GrelkaFest held in April in Sheregesh – the most popular ski resort in Russia, located in the south of the Kemerovo region.

This time of year the weather is already warm enough. One of the main features of the festival is a massive ski descent of the participants wearing bikinis. From 2015, the participants also take part in a special ski descent wearing bright carnival costumes.

The carnival-parade at the festival GrelkaFest in Sheregesh, Russia, photo 1

very colorful event


Bachatskiy coal open-cast mine, located in Belovo city (Kemerovo oblast) is one of the largest mines of the Kuzbass (total area is about 20 square kilometers, depth – 300 meters). Annual production amounts to more than 8 million 700 thousand tons.

The mine produces fuel for energy and metallurgical industries of Russia and other countries around the world.

BelAZ 75600 - biggest truck in the former USSR view 1





The ship-house in Kemerovo oblast

The following unusual house was constructed by Nikolay Orekhov living in Borovoy settlement of Kemerovo oblast, Russia. Among the neighbors of Nikolay the house is also known as Nikolay’s Ark. The photos were captured by Viktor Borisov (all pictures are clickable).

Kemerovo oblast, Russia ship-house view 1