6 Fire Aftermath

Fire Aftermath

Recently one of Moscow wooden houses built in last century suddenly burst into flames. The house was known for being a place of dwelling of many Russian writers, painters and men of art. The house is a wooden one so fire has
rapidly made it alight. But soon the fire-fighters came to the scene and the fire was tackled. That is the very thing what has come out of sea of water spilled on the house in the temperature of -20C (-5F).

25 Snow Frenzy

Snow Frenzy

Last several years winter in Russia was more European and temperature seldom fell below -15C (+5F.) But is seems that this winter Mother Winter has rolled round too fast and it’s really overboard. Few weeks ago frost came to Russia and now it looks like it’s on its way westwards, straight to Eastern Europe. All this time temperature on
thermometer seldom fell below -20C (-5F.) Because of that any road was clogged up to the brim every singe day. And now, when frost almost dropped Russia off and left just a bunch of two or three feet high snowbanks here and there, it seems that Ukraine and the rest of Eastern Europe countries just began feeling this snow frenzy.

26 Russia’s Reindeer-herdsmen

Russia’s Reindeer-herdsmen

272 miles long peninsula Yamal in Siberia is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is also mother soil for vagrant tribes, the Nenets people. Their main occupation is reindeer breeding and all they have are reindeer, because they build
houses of reindeer skin and make their clothes of it. There are a few thousand of herdsmen on the peninsula who have more than 500,000 reindeer. But presently their traditional occupation is at stake owing to global warming and climate change.

38 Socializing with Bears

Socializing with Bears

At the very eastern part of Russia, where lands of the USA and the Russian Federation nearly adjoining each other and only small
neck splits these two spacious countries, there are Chukotka peninsula and the Chukotka autonomous district situated.
Russian Sakhalin: a lot of starfish

23 Sea Full of Starfish

Sea Full of Starfish

Those are shots from the Pacific Coast of Russia. Thousands of starfish were washed out lately. Some scientists say that it's not ordinary at all.
Meantime locals enjoy free seafood picking it up with bare hands and leaving the coast with large bags full of exotic fish.
Nature in Latvia

91 Autumn in Latvia

Autumn in Latvia

It looks like autumns in Latvia are really
nice. It worth taking a look.

67 Russia’s Seven Wonders

Russia’s Seven Wonders

There are seven wonders of the world, but most of them were already destroyed either by the hands of humans or by the cruel passing of time. And last year a group of some Russian TV-channels, newspapers and radio stations hold an official
opinion poll and discovered what kinds of real wonders Russia has. Anyone could participate in the poll taking votes via internet or SMS services. So, the seven best-looking and really fascinating places were chosen. Here they are:
Moscow winter 44
20 Moscow Winters

Moscow Winters

If you're looking for something to do in the winter months while you travel in Russia, consider making an appearance at one of Moscow's winter festivals or New Year’s Day celebrating on Red Square. The Moscow Russian Winter Festival takes place in Izmailovo Park, where visitors can enjoy
troika rides and hear folk music performances. It takes place on the last week of December and the first week of January. It is possible to experience Winter Festival activities elsewhere in Moscow, like ice sculpting on Red Square and snowman-building on Arbat Street.

25 Way-out Places

Way-out Places

There are lots of freaky places round the Earth. And most probably you heard that there is such a thing like Google tourism, rather young, so to say, sport. People prowling about a map of the world looking for a new spacey spot and then upload the
screenshots into their blogs. Maybe some of you have already seen some pictures of crop circles, abandoned factories and plants or even figure of a pink rabbit made on a field. And these are shots of some offbeat places in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Russian salt lakes
17 The Sea of Salty Lakes

The Sea of Salty Lakes

As every one of us knows, the land of Russia is spacious and it has almost any kind of scenery. From the very west end of the country and to the east end of it you can find almost all types of majestic landscapes. Today we will shift to the south edge of Russia, near the border with Kazakhstan, where the city of Astrakhan’ is located. The weather in this region is warm, mostly even hot, almost all year round… but the thing pictured on these shots
doesn’t look like it was shot somewhere in a hot place at all. I would even say that a person who doesn’t know anything about this spot would think that this is somewhere in Antarctic. Or in the prairies of the USA with a piece of Antarctic landscape. From a bird’s eye view the area looks fascinating, as if there was some kind of a sea long ago, and then it dried to the ground and now being deserted.

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