8 Russian North In Photographs

Russian North In Photographs

Amazing photographs from a National Geographic contest
"Russian North". Freshening Russian beauty.
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2 Hydropower Stations of Dagestan

Hydropower Stations of Dagestan

You probably know that Dagestan has many beautiful places and
impressive constructions. Let's visit some of them in this post.
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1 The 4th Class of Fire Danger

The 4th Class of Fire Danger

A serious fire-hazardous situation occured in the south of the Almaty region. Lack of precipitations and strong wind
caused in the 4th, last but one, danger class. Let's fly over the region and see how they try to solve the problem.
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4 Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Southern regions of Russia are annually invaded by locusts. This year the most problem zone is the Limansky district of the Astrakhan region. Young locusts are greedily eating plants, it's a serious damage to
agriculture. In fighting the insects an An-2 plane is being used, it is spraying pesticides from the air on the larvae spreading spots, besides, some tractors and manual sprayers are in operation.
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2 Kamchatka: Up To Avacha, Part II

Kamchatka: Up To Avacha, Part II

Let's continue the way to Avachinsky volcano. It only seems that its
top is conic, in fact it's like a field... a lava field.
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6 Middle of May In Norilsk

Middle of May In Norilsk

Norilsk nature doesn't play according to the rules! Summer is just
round the corner, but winter still doesn't want to leave!
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11 The Hellish Ball of Mosquitoes

The Hellish Ball of Mosquitoes

Huge clouds of mosquitoes arranged a hellish ball yesterday in a village Mikoltsy near Myadel, Belarus. The mosquitoes emitted so loud sounds
that even cars could not be heard. Such activity of mosquitoes is probably caused by the weather. Luckily they didn't sting.
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4 Inhabitants of the White Sea

Inhabitants of the White Sea

The author of these photos works at the White Sea biological research station of the Moscow State University as a head of the diving department and as an underwater photographer. In the cold
waters of the White Sea there are a lot of little and big creatures. Unfortunately naturalists' profession is not popular nowadays so the guy takes such pictures more as a hobby.
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6 Storm of Sapun Mountain In 1944

Storm of Sapun Mountain In 1944

Liberation of the Crimea from the Nazis started on the 8th of April, 1944 and already in April, 16 Soviet troops reached the main defence line of the enemy near Sevastopol. Closer to the city the Germans created powerful multi-layered defence where the key position was occupied by Sapun mountain. On its steep slopes the Germans made 3-4 trench lines, built
pillboxes, earth-and-timber emplacements, reinforced concrete shelters, made barbed wire entanglements, and turned the valley at the mountain foot into a mine field. Hitler's command was to hold Sevastopol at any cost, they thought that for the Soviets it would be equally hard to take it back as it had been for the Germans two years earlier.
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11 Wolves Walking Along Stupino

Wolves Walking Along Stupino

Some wolves and a dozen of other animals live on the provate territory in Stupino, the
Moscow region. The owner often walks with them along the streets of the town...
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