25 Russian Solovki Islands in Winter

Russian Solovki Islands in Winter

The Russian Solovki Islands are home to the Solovki monastery. It is located in the middle of the White Sea - deep in the Russian North. Since the days there now are the shortest days of the year, it is possible to take photos only for a couple of hours, so the
photographer - Petr - was very worried he would not have enough time to take his photos in the two days he planned to stay there. No worries - photos went very nicely and here they are, thanks to Petr we can enjoy the Northern beauty of this place.
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5 Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

Rabbati: Ancient Turkish Osman Church in Georgia

This city has nothing special about it, says Alexander, a Russian blogger and traveller who is known to take awesome photos of places he visits. It's just an old "Soviet" town in Georgia, only its nature makes it
stand out a bit. But what makes it really interesting is an ancient stone fortress called "Rabbati". This fortification was built in sixteen century by Turkish military. Let's see how it looks now!
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7 Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

This is the Russian north, the Arkhangelsk Region, where asphalted roads are not typical. According to blogger muph, it is always nice to be there. The Oshevensky tract stretches from Kargopol to Oshevensk. Kargopol is a big city (compared to
others in the north), while Oshevensk is actually a bunch of villages united under the same title - Oshevenskoye. This place is undoubtedly another treasure of genuine beauty of Russian nature and old Russian architecture at its best.
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8 Russian Guy Marries a Pizza

Russian Guy Marries a Pizza

This Russian guy from Tomsk city has married a pizza. He even managed to receive
an official marriage certificate and held a ceremony.  Here is his story.
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6 Old Russian Mansion near Moscow

Old Russian Mansion near Moscow

This old house is a two-storeyed Russian mansion from 1775. A few relatives of the Russian Tsar occupied it
during the last 250 years.  Thanks to one Russian blogger who was allowed in, we can see a few shots of it.
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12 Family of Russian Old Believers

Family of Russian Old Believers

Dersu is a small village on the Russian Pacific coast. It consists mainly of Russian old believers. They are people of strict religious beliefs which prohibits them from
using modern day technologies, wearing modern clothes and so on. Let's see how they live there - thanks to an awesome blogger Alex H. who published these photos!
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25 Russian Army In European Capitals Throughout the History

Russian Army In European Capitals Throughout the History

Throughout the history of Russia its troops have reached the majority of European capitals. Thus, 255 years ago, on the early morning of the 28th of September, 1760, the troops of General Zakhar Chernyshov entered Berlin. The favourite of the Russian Tsarina Elizabeth, Count Shuvalov, dropped a phrase that shook all
of Europe: "It is impossible to get to Petersburg from Berlin, but quite possible - from Petersburg to Berlin". And, as history shows, the Count was right. There are few European capitals that were never reached by Russian soldiers. Moreover, some capitals were visited more than once.
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6 Total Disrespect for the Law

Total Disrespect for the Law

Watching this video might be shocking for most people who are used to treating law enforcement with respect. Long story short - a police patrol stopped a taxi with a passenger in the front seat for not
wearing seat belts. What followed is pretty shocking. Not only was the passenger very rude, but the taxi driver himself was not following the direct order of a police officer not to leave but stay.
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4 Ancient Wooden Churches of Karelia Land

Ancient Wooden Churches of Karelia Land

If you really want to see a lot of old Russian traditional wooden architecture, namely churches and chapels, then for sure you need to visit Karelia. This land borders Finland for over 1,000 km along its length on one side, and like Finland is called
"Land of the Lakes" with over 90,000 small lakes. Since the early times people have lived here and built these beautiful, unique wooden churches. Let's see inside, thanks to the Russian blogger Alexei, who took those awesome photos!
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5 Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

These types of antique wooden antique churches are extremely rare in Russia. Main reason  - they are wooden. Wood doesn't stand centuries as good as the stone buildings. Fires are danger for them too. Another reason they are rare because were
mainly built in the Russian north. They say they also were built mainly without the use of any metal objects - nail or whatsoever. So what you going to see is one of the most rare wooden churches from Kondopoga, Karelia, Russia.
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