3 Unique Places of Russia

Unique Places of Russia

Posted on December 6, 2016 by konst4

If you look at the world map, it becomes obvious that all talks about the fact that Russia occupies one sixth of the land are the truth. The country is really spread out widely, from sea to sea. Officially confirmed: the largest forests are in Russia. There is the smallest sea in the world, but it is perhaps the most dangerous one. And marshes – the largest in the world, with many kinds of living creatures inhabiting them: running, swimming and flying. And the lake, the beauty with which not everything can be compared.

And the most amazing in Russia are people – in one city, for example, they manage to live in -70 ° C temperature. Lower down arrow to the south – there is the largest lake in the world, it is called as a sea for its size. In the east – the shamans, our contemporaries, beat the drum and speak with spirits, and away there are geysers watering out of the ground and smoking volcanoes. In the west – an enclave with unique nature: sand singing dunes, dancing forest, wild boars and migratory birds, which rest on a narrow strip of land in the spring and in autumn. From the one side here is a sea, on the other – freshwater bay.

But the most amazing thing is that in all these places you may be literally tomorrow. And maybe even today. No need to run to the visa center, phone agencies and renew a passport.

Volcanoes of Kamchatka. In total there are several hundreds, and 29 – are active. Kluchevskaya Sopka is among them – it is the highest (4750 m above sea level, a leader among Asian volcanoes) and the most active

Charskie sands. Since 2010 they are included in the list of Seven Wonders of the Trans-Baikal © Alexey Konoplev

Geysers in Kamchatka. Geyser valley – one of the largest geyser fields of the world and the only one in Eurasia

In 2008, the Valley of Geysers was included in the list of seven wonders of Russia

Yakut village Oymyakon – the coldest city in the world. However, sometimes it is bitten by Verkhoyansk, but in any case recorded temperature minimums here are below -60 ° C, and the usual January temperatures are -50 ° C © Maarten Takens

Oimyakon surroundings © Hannes Rada / flickr

Oymyakon. The lowest temperature in the history of the village was -71.2 ° C

Azov sea – the shallow sea in the world

Azov sea. Its maximum depth is 13 m and the average values ​​are about 7 m

Salt Lake Elton – the largest mineral lake in Europe and one of the most mineralized in the world © zlaia pirania / flickr

Vasyuganskie marshes – one of the largest in the world. Their area is 53 000 km?, and it is larger than the area of ​​Switzerland (41 000 km?), Netherlands (41 500 km?) and Belgium (30 500 km?)

Lake Baikal – the deepest lake in the world, its maximum depth, set in 1983, – 1642 m

Kizhi. The architectural ensemble of Kizhi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1990

Church of the Transfiguration (1714) – the most outstanding building of the ensemble. Blockhouse of church is made in the traditions of Russian carpentry – without nails. Although, when we say that the church was built without nails, we are wrong: there are nails – in domes

Lenskie Pillars – interestingly jagged ridge of rocks, stretching along the Lena River. Since 2012 part of the UNESCO World Heritage List

Park Nalychevo on Kamchatka – one of the largest places to the thermal baths, in an area of ​​287 000 ha there is more than 200

Trans-Siberian Railway – the longest railway in the world (9288.2 km). Start Point: Station Moscow-Passagirskaya-Yaroslavl. Destination: Vladivostok station

Kuthiny Batas – natural monument, bizarre outcrop of pumice in four kilometers from the source of Ozernaya River (Lake Kurilskoe). Kronotskiy State Nature Reserve, Kamchatka

Salt mine in Ekaterinburg. Unique patterns – are layers of carnallite, mineral used in the production of fertilizers. As a rule, it has a yellow, white or terracotta shade, but sometimes there are blue or colorless © Mikhail Mishaynik

Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad region

Dancing forest on the Curonian Spit

On the territory of Russia there is the largest forest on the planet – the Siberian taiga

The area of ​​boreal forests – 6.3 million hectares (more than 79% of the forest fund of the country), they stretch for 9000 km!

Northern lights in the forest

Waterfall Uchar (Big Chulchinsky) in the Altai – the youngest waterfall in the world. We learned about it only 35 years ago

The height of Uchar waterfall – 160 m © Serge By

City of Sviyazhsk in Tatarstan. City-island, through which Ivan the Terrible conquered Kazan. There is no traffic, and a great part of the territory is occupied by monasteries

The diamond mine in Mirniy far seen from space. The depth is 525 m and a diameter of 1200 m has made it one of the largest quarries in the world


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3 Responses to “Unique Places of Russia”

  1. fundaluk says:

    Wonderful places.

  2. Mister Twister says:

    Wait…….. you sure you didn’t exaggerate something? -70°C was not the lowest recorded temperature in Yakutsk last time I checked.

  3. Mister Twister says:

    Oh wait… it’s the town of Oymyakon (aka Cold Hell) (aka Why Should Anyone Live Here), a different place.

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