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3 Wrong Type of Weed

Wrong Type of Weed

An interesting couple of photos were sent our way. According to the story, the community workers have messed up with the lawn seeds and weed seeds in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. In spring, when they planted the seeds, it all looked
nice and green, but later when it went all the way through - and in some Russian cities they don't mow the lawns too often, the people of the neighborhood found something that seems to be a wrong type of weed..
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1 A Few Photos of St. Petersburg

A Few Photos of St. Petersburg

Just a few photos of St. Petersburg by a local photographer, Alexandr Petrosyyan.
He used to sell them as large size printed posters, and I can see why.
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2 Out of the Earth Landscapes of South-Eastern Kazakhstan

Out of the Earth Landscapes of South-Eastern Kazakhstan

Another series of photos of Kazakhstan from above. This time the helicopter with the photographer flew over the South-Eastern part of Kazakhstan capturing the colorful mountains, sometimes red, sometimes changing to white. "It makes me feel like I went to another planet", says the photographer. "Some of the landscapes look like
they are from Mars! It's a big pity that no tourist routes come here. I usually fly in military helicopters." Let's take a look. You might want to click on any of the photos for a larger sized view. via
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4 Disappeared Animals inhabited the Russian territiory

Disappeared Animals inhabited the Russian territiory

As the largest country in the world, Russia is inhabited by a significant proportion of the animals which live on the planet. There are more than 1550 species of vertebrate animals. However, the diversity of species of wildlife has significantly reduced, primarily due to humans.  Many of the species have disappeared over the past two centuries. A lot of representatives of the Russian fauna can only be seen today in the  pictures of encyclopedias. A large-horn deer inhabited the vast territory stretching from Ireland to North Africa. In Russia, the skeletons of this mammal are often
found in the Ryazan and Sverdlovsk regions, in the Republic of Crimea and the North Caucasus. Scientists suggest that the large-horn deer completely disappeared about 7.6 thousand years ago. This deer lived in open spaces because of the huge horns, which can reach a weight of 37 kilograms, and have a length of up to 4 meters. In the forest, such bulky horns could interfere with its ability to hide from enemies. Now scientists believe that the disappearance of this species of deer was a natural process due to climate change.  
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3 Trip to Home in Chukotka

Trip to Home in Chukotka

A normal trip home in Chukotka, Russia may look something like this. Those all terrain vehicles are the only reliable means of transportation and communication between the town of Anadir and other places, Evgeniy Basov, a local of Chucotka, writes in his blog. He says that people can wait weeks for a plane trip in the local airport because of the weather conditions, which is much worse than taking the
trip in one of those vehicles, which in the worst case scenario, can take two days to get you to the place you need to go. However he mentions that the all terrain vehicles are mostly used to bring perishable groceries: milk, eggs, fresh foods etc. into town. This time, the author took a trip in one of these and they were also carrying some food as a part of their mission:
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6 Round Balls of Chechnya

Round Balls of Chechnya

These strange stone balls were discovered in the mountains of Chechnya. What are they? Chechen scientists hypothesized that these large stone balls are the ancient fossilized eggs of dinosaurs that died out millions of
years ago. When they are cut they are really similar to an egg - with a visible pronounced "yolk" in the center  and "whites" on the periphery, and then a "shell" in the outermost layer of the ball.
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5 Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Two thousand meters above sea level, in mountains near Krasnoyarsk Russia, there is a village where hermits moved to twenty years ago and built everything from scratch. A blogger took a
trip there too see how they live off the grid in the mountains. To get to the place one has to take an eighty kilometer trip on a mud road, like this one which the author took:
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4 Hail Storm Caused Flooding in Smolensk Russia

Hail Storm Caused Flooding in Smolensk Russia

Record breaking flooding has struck
Smolensk city after a hailstorm.
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0 Once Abandoned Salt Mine

Once Abandoned Salt Mine

A few pics from an abandoned salt mine village in the Altai region of Russia. As Dmitriy, the blogger, says, In the 1970s this place had almost 2,000 inhabitants, most of them supported by working the salt mine in the village. In the
1990s the place went bankrupt, the salt from this village couldn't compete with cheaper salt from elsewhere. Lately people are again returned to the place but salt production can't be compared to the previous volumes.
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3 Stray Dog Protects Small Kittens

Stray Dog Protects Small Kittens

A homeless dog found kittens in the trash hut, then started to protect and feed them. "Kids have found kittens in the scrap yard, and made a little hut for them. But then a stray dog appeared and started living
with the kitties. It doesn't eve eat the food that is for the kittens." - says Natalya, a nearby resident. The dog has reportedly stayed with the kittens inside the hut for more than three weeks.
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