0 Extreme Photography of Olga Barantseva

Extreme Photography of Olga Barantseva

Olga Barantseva is a Russian photographer who is fond of risk. She is risking lives of her own models asking
them to pose together with most dangerous Russian animals - bears and wolves. Let's see some of her works:
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3 Boat Church in Russia

Boat Church in Russia

They say this is a one in a world Church that looks like a boat. It was built in a village for donations and private funds of the architect.
It costed them around $300,000 to build it and they say it's made in Byzantian style. Let's see a bit more photos of this church.
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0 Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Russian cities on 1711 old pictures of Nicolaas Witsen: Some of this cities don’t exist anymore

Nicolaas Witsen was a famous Dutch person in 18th century. In fact he became  a mayor of Amsterdam thirteen times! In his free time he was cartographer, maritime writer, and an authority on shipbuilding, but most importantly he
was an expert on Russian affairs. So he went to Russia and here are the pictures of Russian towns he brought back in year 1711. Interesting fact that some of the town he has visited at that time don't exist now.
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2 Bear Found its Home on Russian Airfield

Bear Found its Home on Russian Airfield

Over one year this bear lives on a Russian airfield. Russian blogger Andrey visited this place and made some photos and told this story. The bear mom was killed by poachers. Little newborn bear appeared on the
airfield. It was laying on the airfield and was trembling from the sound of flying planes. Pilots couldn't pass by this creature and picked him up. So the bear started to live on the airfield:
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4 Harsh winters of Norilsk

Harsh winters of Norilsk

Norilsk is known for its harsh winters. Here on the photo above city thermometer shows -66 C and people
walking around. More photos of people surviving in this pretty big city during winters you can see below:
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3 How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchi people were having traditional way of live for centuries. They are Northern deer herders leaving on endless plains of Russian North. However in the latest years they started using modern inventions in their daily life. Russian blogger
Basov went to a traditional shelter of Chukchis and spent some time with them. They don't stay on one place, they move from place to place as their deer herds move. So they live in temporary huts. Here is the story about them:
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2 Seal Got into a Port to Steal Some Fish, Sailors Feed Him

Seal Got into a Port to Steal Some Fish, Sailors Feed Him

A seal tried to sneak into port of Kamchatka to steal some fish. Sailors noticed him and instead
turning away they fed him with some fish they had. Couple more photos and a video is inside:
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1 Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

100 years ago scientists and anthropologists from St. Petersburg travelled to Russian Karelia - a Northern region bordering Finland on the west. Here are the
photos of people and nature they took while on this trip. The first one is a woman in a boat.  Some photos look like they are from some fairy tale.
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0 Russian resort Essentuki in early 20th century

Russian resort Essentuki in early 20th century

Some photographs from early 1900s in Russian Empire mineral water resort Essentuki. This place is famous in Russia for its mineral
waters being bottled for hundred of years already. It is located in Caucaus mountains. The photos give you a feel of that time.
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1 Story of a Russian Man Who Travels a World and Makes Selfies with Cats

Story of a Russian Man Who Travels a World and Makes Selfies with Cats

This Russian man became popular for his strange hobby of taking selfies with different cats he meets all over the world. He puts it as this: "When I got my first camera smartphone in 2014 and I didn't find to do anything
better with it than making selfies with cats that I meet in large quantities in my life. The most challenging part here is to make a cat look into the camera". Here are some photos from his collection:
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