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Sunduki – the Siberian Stonehenge

Sunduki (meaning “chests”) is a mountain range, natural and historic monument located in Ordzhonikidze and Shirinsky districts of the Republic of Khakassia.

One of the most mysterious places in Khakassia, this mountain range got its name from the most northern mountain – “Sunduk” (“chest”), on top of which there is a rock in the form of a cube. Sunduki on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Filinin.

Sunduki, Khakassia Republic, Russia, photo 1

stone waves of Khakassia


Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is the largest by installed capacity power plant in Russia and the 7th hydropower plant in the world.

The station is located on the Yenisei River, on the border between Krasnoyarsk krai and Khakassia Republic. The unique arch-gravity dam of the station (245 meters) is the highest dam in Russia and one of the highest dams in the world.

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower station, Russia, photo 1

truly magnificent facility


Ergaki is a natural park and tourist center of Ergak-Targak-Taiga ridge located in the Western Sayan to the south-east of Abakan city, the capital of Khakassia Republic.

This area is a miracle of nature and a real pearl of Siberia, along with Baikal Lake and Altai. This place is a “dreamland” lost in Sayan mountain range. Nowadays, Ergaki is one of the symbols of Russian nature. Photos by Andrey Grachev

Natural Park Ergaki, Siberia, Russia, photo 1

amazing nature views

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The Largest Power Plant in Russia

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant named after P.S. Neporozhny is the largest by installed capacity (6400 MW) power plant in Russia, the 7th largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.

The station is located on the Yenisei River, on the border between Khakassia Republic and Krasnoyarsk Krai, near the village of Cheryomushki, close to Sayanogorsk. Photos by Vadim Makhorov

Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant, Russia photo 1

more photos of the station


Priiskoviy is the village of Ordzhonikidze district of Khakassia Republic located in the spur of the Kuznetsk Alatau mountains (1,5-1,6 km altitude).

The village is located to the south-west of the district administrative center – the village Kop’evo, near the border with Kemerovo oblast.

Priiskoviy, Khakassia Republic, Russia view 1


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Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station is located in Khakassia Republic on the Yenisei river. The plant is the largest in Russia and #6 largest in the world.

Almost a year ago (August 17, 2009) an accident happened at the station that caused flooding of the engine and turbine rooms, 74 people died. Here are the photos of the station captured this month (June 2010) by Misha Maklakov showing the process of station rebuilding and reconstruction. All the photos are clickable.

Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam, Russia rebuilding view