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Khanty-Mansiysk – the view from above

Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug – Yugra, is located on the territory of the West Siberian Plain, on the right bank of the Irtysh River, 20 kilometers from the confluence with the Ob River; in the natural area of the taiga.

Yugra is the main oil and natural gas region of Russia and one of the largest oil producing regions in the world. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Khanty-Mansiysk

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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



The main objective of the Center is the preservation, revival and development of folk arts and crafts, as well as traditional and contemporary forms of arts and crafts. The address of the Center is Khanty-Mansiysk city, Roznina Str., 119. The photos were captured by padunskiy (all pictures are clickable).

Khanty-Mansiysk city, Russia handicrafts center view 1



Russia is becoming known not only for numerous churches of the past but for some pieces of modern architecture. The following puppet theater looking like the building from the recent “Alice in Wonderland” movie will be constructed in  Khanty-Mansiysk city (architecture by Midova A.A., art by Shemyakin M.M., all the pictures are clickable).

Khanty-Mansiysk city, Russia puppet theater project view