3 Aurora Borealis in Moscow and Central Russia

Aurora Borealis in Moscow and Central Russia

Yesterday people of central parts of Russia could see aurora borealis in their night skies. This is highly unusual for such "Southern" regions as auroras are common in Northern part of Russia and usually in the coldest
days of year. This year however is surprisingly warm. For example in Moscow it have been reported that the bees were awaken early this year. So the weather was form and unusual for such a phenomena.
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5 Russian Brilliant Artist Shishkin

Russian Brilliant Artist Shishkin

Have you ever heard this name - Shishkin? If not then I'll tell you a bit about him. He was one of the most brilliant Russian artist of the 19th century. Some say that amongst all Russian painters who were mastering the landscape genre he was
the best ever lived. Most of all he liked to paint Russian nature and here is a small selection of his some of the best works. Like the one on top - just see how realistically the sun light being expressed on this painting.
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2 A Penguin in St. Petersburg River

A Penguin in St. Petersburg River

A few days ago in one of the rivers or "channels" of St. Petersburg there was a penguin
standing on a piece of ice spotted by passers by. There is a little story about it inside:
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3 White Whales at Russian Sea Animals Scientific Station at Pacific Coast

White Whales at Russian Sea Animals Scientific Station at Pacific Coast

A few photos that Yuri has made on his trip to a Russian scientific center situated on the Pacific Coast. They train there white
whales. Not much text in this one but very, very cute creatures are those whities! See inside and big thank to Yuri:
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2 Himalayan Bear Cubs in Khabarovsk

Himalayan Bear Cubs in Khabarovsk

Illegal hunters have shot down the bear mom of those cubs so now they were left with those women in the Khabarovsk non-commercial veterinary activists center. "Those are not
our first bear cubs. Each spring traditionally we get the bear cubs left without their moms because of the illegal hunt". There are some more photos inside:
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11 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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8 Russians Play with a Bear

Russians Play with a Bear

Remember a bear yesterday that people were feeding from a window? Now another video confirming that bears do walk around at least in some Russian cities: a young bear cheerfully jump around group of people (including
kids). The animal is playful and funny and runs around and jumps and eats food people share it. Also one guy commands it and says "come here! get out of the road there are cars!". Video is inside:
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3 Beauty of Caucasus Mountains: the Dombai Resort

Beauty of Caucasus Mountains: the Dombai Resort

Russian photographer Grigorych has visited one of the Caucasian mountain skiing resorts - Dombai and has
brought some really picturesque photos back from there. Sort of a winter fairy tale. Want to take a look?
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6 Shipping thru the Arctics at Night

Shipping thru the Arctics at Night

"Night in the Arctics is not consistent thru year - in summer its shiny and bright in winters it's almost all  day it is dark.  When you go thru Arctics route you cross nine Russian timezones, and your on board clock show its own time. So it might be a
night according to the ship clock but day outside. So let's assume that's night in Arctics is the time of the day when its dark", says Dmitry L, Russian blogger and traveller who posted those awesome photos from the Arctics. Want to see more?
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3 Russian Bear in the Window

Russian Bear in the Window

Like, in Russia, people say that abroad people say about Russia that they have bears on the streets. And like laugh about this - how stupid might be foreigners thinking that we, civilized people, have the bears on the street. Well,
what else have people to think after seeing a video of people feeding stray bears from the comfort of their house (or apartment) just putting some food on the window sill? See the video for the "shocking details":
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