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Sand dunes in the middle of Siberia

What is most unusual in Siberia and in Yakutia Republic in particular? Maybe it is the frost below minus 50 degrees Celsius, permafrost, diamonds, or cruel northern mosquitoes the size of a fist?

You will be surprised, but there is something even more unusual – the desert! Yes, the real desert in the taiga.

Sand Dunes in Siberia, Russia, photo 1

very unusual landscapes

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Omsk city from bird’s eye view

Omsk with the population of 1.154 million is the second largest city in Siberia and the seventh in Russia.

The city is a major transportation hub and industrial center (light, food, printing, chemical, petrochemical and aerospace industries).

The architecture of Omsk is presented mainly by Soviet-built multi-storey buildings and the private sector. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Omsk city, Russia from bird's eye view photo 1


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Summer is coming to the north of Siberia

While the majority of people in Russia enjoy warm summer weather with temperatures ranging from +10 to +30 degrees Celsius, there are places where the rivers has yet to be opened from the winter ice.

For example, this video was shot on June 3 this year, on the Yenisei River in the small town of Dudinka (24,000 people) located in the north of Krasnoyarsk krai. The town is a seaport in the lower reaches of the Yenisei River, the largest in Siberia.

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Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is the largest theater of Novosibirsk and Siberia. The theater building, located on the main square of Novosibirsk is Russia’s largest theater building.

Because of its large size the theater is called “Siberian Coliseum”. The theater building is the pride and symbol of Novosibirsk. Today about 900 people are working there. Photos by Stepanov Slava.

Largest theater building in Russia view 1


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Extreme driving on Russian North

Russia is rich in deposits of various natural resources, but for the most part, they are located in wild and undeveloped areas of the Far North, Siberia and the Far East.

Driving a car or even a truck in these areas is very dangerous because of the lack of normal roads; drivers have to cross numerous rivers, etc. A lot of people died on these roads, the number of lost vehicles can’t be counted.




Siberian tiger walking the highway

Russia is rich not only in bears. This video was captured on the highway from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk, near the town of Bikin (Khabarovsk krai). Attention! Russian offensive language.

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Tobolsk city beautiful Kremlin photos

Tobolsk city, located about 250 km from Tyumen city of Russia, had the status of the capital of Siberia in the 16-19th centuries. Today the city is known for its unique and the only in Siberia stone  Kremlin. Here are several photos of the Kremlin captured by padunskiy (all the photos are clickable).

Tobolsk city of Russia Kremlin


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Russian banya on the wheels photos

Siberian entrepreneur Sergey Benke made the following mobile Russian banya (sauna) by his own hands. It is very popular among lumberjacks, hunters and tourists.






Dangerous bridges of Siberia

The bridges along Baikal-Amur railway of Siberia, Russia. No comments…





The crossing of a river in Siberia

The best way to explore Russian Siberia is to use the vehicle like on the following video