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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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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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Kazan: curious architectural cocktail

Kazan: curious architectural cocktail

Kazan is the capital of the republic of Tatarstan and is a beautiful and interesting city. It is home to the Tatars - descendants of a nomadic Turkic tribe and part of the Golden Hoarde that wreaked havoc across Russia in the middle ages. Photo by fencer_dv You will see bilingu…

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Uvs Nuur Basin: vast steppes and picturesque lakes

Uvs Nuur Basin: vast steppes and picturesque lakes

In the Republic of Tuva in Russian Federation there is a natural park called Uvs Nuur Basin (named after saline Uvs lake in Mongolia), which is in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list for its unique ecosystem and great number of unstudied archeological artefacts especially its burial mound…

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10 Places you would never believe were in Russia

10 Places you would never believe were in Russia

From the sandy beaches of the Far East, to Swiss-like villages lost in the middle of South Siberia, to German villages on the Baltic Sea coast – it is all still Russia. Tibet? This monastery is situated 100km (62 miles) from Lake Baikal, not far from the City of Ulan-Ude in the Rep…

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Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

The Ferapontov monastery situated in the Vologda oblast of Russia. It is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. You can get there from Kirillov city (20 minutes by taxi).   Monastery is surrounded by beautiful landscapes.   Walls of the monastery are not…

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Altay. Valley of Seven Lakes

Altay. Valley of Seven Lakes

Be careful! After seeing these photos you may decide that it is the most beautiful place on Earth! Those stunning pictures are made by a traveler Anton Aniskin on Belukha Mountain (4509 meters). The Valley of Seven Lakes is not far from Akkem Galcier (only 1,5 hours by feet :)). 1. 2.…

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Baikal: the most beautiful frozen lake on this planet

Baikal: the most beautiful frozen lake on this planet

Alexey Trofimov made these amazing photos of the frozen Baikal lake on Olkhon island in February 2014. 1. Ice wall 2. Good morning, Uzury! Uzury is the only village on Olkhon island. 3. 4. Northwestern wind has started.... 5.  Crossing 6. Crown of Ba…

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Strolling Sergiev Posad

Strolling Sergiev Posad

City Sergiev Posad, situated in Moscow oblast, has been a famous place for many centuries. In 17 th century it heroically defended itself from Polish invaders, later Peter I hid there from  Streltsy Uprising. And now it is declared to be in the list of World Heritage . It takes 2 ho…

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25 places in Russia from UNESCO list

25 places in Russia from UNESCO list

Russia is full of cultural and natural points of interest, but these places deserve your attention in the first place. Some of them are very popular, while others are not very well known even among Russians. Here are the places from the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia.   …

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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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