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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

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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.