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Western Caucasus mountains: pointed peaks, powerful waterfalls, deep caves....

Western Caucasus mountains: pointed peaks, powerful waterfalls, deep caves....

Among mountainous regions of Europe and Western Asia the western part of the Greater Caucasus is unequalled in flora and fauna diversity and the state of their conservation. This is an area inhabited by many threatened, rare, endemic and relict plant and animal species. It is only here that…

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Northern lights in the sky over Murmansk region

Northern lights in the sky over Murmansk region

The sky over the northern regions of Russia often presents locals and tourists a colorful show. Let’s look at the beautiful views of the aurora borealis, also known as northern lights, over Murmansk region. Ph…

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Road of Bones: beautiful land with macabre reputation

Road of Bones: beautiful land with macabre reputation

The stunning nature of Kolyma. Picture: Alexander Lesnyanskiy  Going through 'a door to another planet' is how photographer Alexander Lesnyanskiy describes his rafting trip to Kolyma on the route of notorious Road of Bones.  Its macabre reputation is well-known from the Stalin …

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Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe

Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe

Mount Elbrus or Happiness Mountain is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus's peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia. Elbrus stands 20 km (12 mi) n…

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Komi: the biggest virgin forest in Europe

Komi: the biggest virgin forest in Europe

  The biggest and almost intact natural area is located in Komi Republic. Territory is acknowledged as the only place in Europe with primevalness of wild nature. Komi virgin forests are in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (read about UNESCO sites in Russia here ). Photo…

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Fairytales Come To Life In Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Fairytales Come To Life In Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Margarita Kareva is a Russia-based photographer who specializes in fantasy art photography. Her photographs beautifully portray women that have been transformed into fairytale princesses and witches. She adds surreal elements to her shots that make the photographs really stand out, combinin…

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Russian Artist Creates Surreal Photos To Illustrate Traditional Fairy Tales

Russian Artist Creates Surreal Photos To Illustrate Traditional Fairy Tales

Photographer and artist Uldus Bakhtiozina’s photos treat us to her unique vision of Russian fairy tales. She reinterprets them in her photos by focusing on the pagans roots and ethnography of Russ Land. Her works are thoroughly detailed and immersive, and are based on comprehensive resear…

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Derbent: one of the most ancient "living" cities in the world, South of Russia

Derbent: one of the most ancient "living" cities in the world, South of Russia

  Derbent is the most ancient and southernmost city of Russia. In September of 2015 Russia will celebrate its anniversary. Photo by alex-oil The citadel Naryn-Kala, ancient city and fortress buildings of Derbent are in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites . …

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Is this on Earth?..

Is this on Earth?..

It's hard to belive it, but yes! These amazing stone pillars among white desert are located in Komi republic of Russian Federation. They are called Weathering Pillars and can be found on territory of Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve on Mount Man-Pupu-Ner (in Mansi people language it means “Litt…

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Life in Yakutia: what is it like?

Life in Yakutia: what is it like?

I grew up in Yakutsk , my family moved there when I was 2 months old, and at the age of 16 I left the city to live in the "big land". So, although I was born in Irkutsk, I think of Yakutsk as of my home town. I would like to tell about this place and about what makes the life in Siberia a…

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Wicca
I have been there in summer as a child and I have wonderful memories about it. But I still hope to …
Wicca Baikal: the most beautiful frozen lake on this planet
Wicca
IMHO, Sergiev Posad is the brightest city in Moscow oblast.
Wicca Strolling Sergiev Posad
Wicca
Thank you, Natalija! My pleasure :)
Wicca Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Coco Stein
Love it! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful photos, Wicca. Keep up the good work!
Coco Stein Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Wicca
Wow! It's beautiful! And this is the cathedral in my home town (Alma-Ata) :) http://upload.wikimedi…
Wicca Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Coco Stein
Wanted to show you the Orthodox church in my home town Riga. It's got an amazing architecture!
Coco Stein Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Marcus Campbell
Thats a little better.
Marcus Campbell Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Coco Stein
I agree, there is no need for colors when the shapes can make such a statement here!
Coco Stein Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Wicca
And sometimes they are just wooden and have no colour at all... But rave of shapes makes your forge…
Wicca Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
Coco Stein
That's definitely a very nice church! I must admit, I have not seen that many one color orthodox ch…
Coco Stein Kolomna: nice architecture and delicious Russian "marshmallow"
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