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Rozhdestvenskaya is a stanitsa (a Cossack village) with a population of about 2,800 people located in Stavropol Krai in Southern Russia, about 35 km northwest of Stavropol. This settlement, founded in 1797, was named after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The main architectural attraction of Rozhdestvenskaya is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1873) – one of the few preserved monuments of wooden architecture in the region, a cultural heritage site of regional importance. Rozhdestvenskaya on Google Maps. Photos by: Fedor Lashkov.

Church of the Nativity of Mary in Rozhdestvenskaya, Stavropol Krai, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Tsvetnik – the Oldest Park in Pyatigorsk

“Tsvetnik” (meaning “flower garden” in Russian) is the oldest park in the resort-city of Pyatigorsk. It was laid out on the site of a swamp formed by water from hydrogen sulfide sources in the 1820s. By 1850, this place became the recognized center of the resort life of Pyatigorsk. In June 2019, it was reopened after restoration.

In the background you can see the metal-glass building of the Lermontov Gallery (1901) – one of the main historical monuments and symbols of Pyatigorsk, as well as a concert and exhibition complex. The photos were taken by Fedor Lashkov at the end of October.

Tsvetnik - the Oldest Park in Pyatigorsk, Russia, photo 1

fly over the park

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Lermontovsky Uranium Mine #1 is a former uranium mining enterprise located on Mount Beshtau near the city of Pyatigorsk, about 200 km south-east of Stavropol. The mine was closed in 1975.

Today, it is a popular object with diggers and other extreme lovers. The official name “Mine #1” was used in the documents due to the high secrecy of this object. Mount Beshtau on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Mulder.

Abandoned Uranium Mine in the Stavropol Region, Russia, photo 1

explore radioactive tunnels

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Beautiful nature of Stavropol krai

Stavropol region is a land of natural contrasts. The vast plains and semi deserts lie in the eastern and north-eastern areas. Famous Stavropol fertile steppes are located in the west and north-west.

Stavropol krai has highly developed agriculture. High-quality wheat, grapes, fruits, vegetables and melons are grown there. Also the region produces meat, milk and wool.

Stavropol krai, Russia landscape 1


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North Caucasus nature and life sceneries

The following pictures were captured during the trip from Kislovodsk (Stavropol krai) to Dombai (Karachay-Cherkessia republic) by Maxim Yashin (all the photos are clickable).

Kislovodsk-Dombai road, Russia view 1


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Yessentuki is a city located in Stavropol krai of Russia and is known all over the country for its curing watering places. The following photos of Yessentuki were captured by Maxim Yashin (all pictures are clickable).

Yessentuki resort city, Russia view 1





Stavropol krai purple snow

Several days ago the people living in Stavropol krai (region) of Russia were very surprised and frightened by the strange purple snow. Here is the short video report.