8 Flooding in Moscow in February

Flooding in Moscow in February

Russia - frosty land of snow and freezing temperatures in February? Not anymore. Flooding on Moscow streets today, how usual is that?
Highly unusual and strange - streets flooded with over 30cm of water in some places, people shocked and amused. Let's see how it was:
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8 Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Yesterday, the people of Murmansk celebrated "The Day of the Sun". This is the day when the Sun finally starts appearing in their skies for brief moments. In Murmansk, they have polar nights. Polar nights (also called winter days) are when you don't see the Sun in the skies during the day. Not even for a moment, the Sun doesn't rise above the horizon. The days look like twilight -
on the horizon there is a dim light showing a hint of the Sun somewhere there, but the Sun never rises and then a normal night comes again. But February the First is the first day that the Sun appears, so it's a big deal for the people living there. Let's see a few photos showing how they cope with this and how their city typically looks in winter.
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12 Russian city Petrozavodsk under heavy snow falls

Russian city Petrozavodsk under heavy snow falls

The Russian city of Petrozavodsk was hit by cyclone Daniella today, which resulted in very heavy snowfalls. In a matter of just a few hours, the city was drowning in snow. Sometimes the snow drifts were as high as 1.5 meters tall. Petrozavodsk is a city with a population of 300,000, and is the capital of the Karelia region bordering
Finland and Norway. It's not a small city, so in an instant, the traffic got stuck. Huge city trolleybuses - electric powered buses - are not meant to go through thick layers of snow on the city streets so they began stopping and blocking the way for others. Let's see how it was thanks to local photographer Igor P.:
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10 Russian Kayaking in -27 Outside

Russian Kayaking in -27 Outside

Russian blogger, I. Podgorny from Petrozavodsk, Karelia, says that last morning he was woken by his friend saying "you gotta visit me right now. It's -27 outside and it is still possible to kayak on the
river. Let's do this". So the blogger took his camera and went on the sudden adventure. So thanks to him we can see the awesomeness of nature and almost feel all that cold around them!
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9 Tiger and Goat are Best Friends Now in Primorye Zoo

Tiger and Goat are Best Friends Now in Primorye Zoo

  An interesting story is unfolding in Primorye safari park in Russia and thousands of Internet users are watching it. It started with a regular meal that was delivered to a Siberian tiger kept in a park. His name is Amur. So one day Amur got a meal - he often gets live meals - either small rabbits or some other smaller animals, but this time park workers wanted to
treat him with a live goat. However, instead of eating it Amur became best friends with an animal that was supposed to become his dinner. Let's see how it happened and how they get along now. We'll see plenty of photos inside and even a few videos of them living together and doing all sort of things you would never expect from such a pair!
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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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4 Beauty of Kola Peninsula: The Geologists Pass

Beauty of Kola Peninsula: The Geologists Pass

Kola peninsula is a large peninsula in the northernmost part of Western Russia, next to the most northern part of Norway. It has a very harsh climate, and the summers are very short and not too warm, but it has really awesome nature which of course lacks vegetation but because of this looks very
harsh and severe. Just look at those awesome photos taken by Russian photographer Vasili G. According to his statement one particular place there - called Geologist's Pass is "a place everyone must see" so let's do it! All pictures are clickable and can be seen fullscreen.
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4 Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan

Grand Canyon in Kazakhstan

The American Grand Canyon is of course a modern wonder of the world. It impresses you greatly when you see it in person and no wonder that millions of people each year visit it to see it with their own eyes. However, if USA is too far away from you and you still want to see
something similar - here is a way to do it - you can go to Kazakhstan. The ex-Soviet country can boast a place that is to a great degree visually similar to the American wonder of the world. Let's see how it looks inside, thanks to an awesome blogger, Rodham:
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6 Early Heavy Snowfalls in Omsk Russia

Early Heavy Snowfalls in Omsk Russia

While you all probably still enjoy relatively warm weather, in Omsk Russia people are struggling with
heavy snowfalls which stopped traffic all over the city. A collection of photos is inside:
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0 Russian Crab Growers

Russian Crab Growers

As Russian blogger and photographer Alexander says, this is the only Russian sea crab growing operation existing now. It is based in the Russian
far east and was organized by the Russian Fish and Ocean Institute. They grow crabs in the shallow waters, and this is how they do it:
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