5 Nature of the Wild Polar Land

Nature of the Wild Polar Land

The nature of Taimyr peninsular is rather severe. In summer after sunset temperature falls to 3C (37.4F). And even in such conditions the vegetation of Taimyr is rich enough. Plants have to survive in
a cold polar summer and leave offspring in thawed soil over the permafrost. The climate is closely connected with permafrost: when the sun doesn't shine, the air is getting cold fast.
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3 The Cuties of Today

The Cuties of Today

This cute little cub is a real miracle: it's the only cub resulted from mating a lion
and a tiger - a liger. Her name is Ciara and she's in the zoo of Novosibirsk now.
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3 Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

We are going to fly over the most famous volcanoes of central Kamchatka by helicopter. The weather is nice though it is always foggy over Kamchatka. On this photo is Karymskaya hill, it is an active volcano.
It is 1536 m high (5039 ft). Its top is a right truncated cone. It constantly emits hot gases. It is located in the caldera of the ancient volcano (with the diameter of five km (three miles).
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10 Baby Hedgehogs Have a Cat Mom

Baby Hedgehogs Have a Cat Mom

When you have too much love it's not so important who you share it with. This kind cat has
recently become a mother and it raises its own kittens together with these little hedgehogs.
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7 An Unusual Guest

An Unusual Guest

In the city of Tara, the Omsk region, bears can easily knock on a door. This one became a visitor of one company,
he received a warm welcome and even some tasty things. Probably the bear will come back when gets hungry.
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6 On the Land of Bears

On the Land of Bears

Kuril lake of Kamchatka is the place inhabited by the largest number of bears. Probably no other place in the world has more bears than this one. According to
the data of aerial surveys more than a thousand of bears live at the lake! Being here you can easily see more than a hundred of them in one day.
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13 What the Mountain Climber Has To Show

What the Mountain Climber Has To Show

Mountain climbers not only get cool emotions but also a chance to take wonderful photos. These ones were taken by a climber
whose name is Mikhail Golubev. On the images are the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria, Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia.
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1 Bathing In the Moscow River

Bathing In the Moscow River

There was time when people were not afraid of bathing in the Moscow river. The water was clear enough and people were less demanding than today. 50-70 years ago they didn't think much about ecology or treatment
plants, they polluted the river and it was considered to be normal. Boys swimming opposite the Kremlin were not uncommon. It was a good time. If they had a beach near the Kremlin today, would you plunge?
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12 Have You Seen a Dirtier Pond?

Have You Seen a Dirtier Pond?

This is the dirtiest pond on the planet. People know it as a "Black Hole". The illegal mud settling pit of the Dzerzhinsk plant resembles an empty eye
socket on the face of the Earth. Fortunately, it is going to be "recultivated" soon which means they will fill it with sand and bulldoze it. 
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2 The City Under the Blanket of Clouds

The City Under the Blanket of Clouds

Pyatigorsk is a city in the Stavropol region. Since January 19, 2010, it has been the administrative center of the
North Caucasian Federal District of Russia.You are about to see the city under the white blanket of clouds.
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