0 Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Simushir is located in the middle group of the Big ridge of Kuril islands. The island is small - only about 60 kilometers long, with 13 km in diameter at the widest part, but there are three active volcanoes. The highest of them is Milne - 1539 meters. On
the northern end of Simushir there is a Broughton bay. In 1978 there was built a military camp - Kraterniy settlement for the needs of the Soviet Navy. As it is evidenced by a well-preserved monument of such a significant event.
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0 Elephants taken for a walk in Magnitogorsk

Elephants taken for a walk in Magnitogorsk

Pictures depicting elephants and made by the residents of Magnitogorsk emerged online. The animals were walking along the road not far from the cathedral church. Residents
photographed elephants, and some even managed to stroke them. The animals were brought to the city with the circus, and they were taken out for a walk a few times.
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1 Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia

Two mountains of sheep's wool loomed behind a craftswoman like wings. With her strong, work-worn hands, she strung long strands to comb them and burst into thin fibers. Her helpers, like the legendary Amazons, stretched
wooden bows. There is no doubt, the dark silhouette on the floor was a not yet made felt cloak. In the village named Rahata there is the only factory making felt cloaks in Russia, which was opened in 1925.
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3 Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

Production of mammoth tusk in Siberia

About 10 thousand years ago, Northern Siberia and Yakutia were inhabited by long-haired giants called mammoths. The now extinct genus of mammals suffered from increased temperatures at the end of the last ice age, which resulted in flooding and reducing their habitat. The animals
were trapped on isolated islands without the slightest chance of returning to the mainland. Some populations trapped on these land areas in the East and in the North of Siberia remained there for some more time, and became extinct around 3,700 years ago.
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8 First day of summer in Russia

First day of summer in Russia

People of many Russian cities, not just Norilsk like a few days ago, they woke up to.. snow! So they started posting
their "first day of summer". Some of the cities affected: Surgut, Novij Urengoj, Noyabrsk. Here are the photos.
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7 Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

Russian Village Oparino Lost Deep in the Woods

This village in Russia is lost deep in the woods. There is no road leading here, except this old rail road. You can't get here by car. In case of emergency, a person has to walk 40 kms to get to the nearest place.
It is surrounded by swamps. Two times a month a small, old train with only one car comes here. Thanks to the Russian blogger Grifon, we have a chance to peek into the life of people here. Let's look!
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7 Russian City Noyabrsk Today May 16 2016

Russian City Noyabrsk Today May 16 2016

Just if someone asks you "How is it to live in Russia?" you can show him these pics. Just another sunny day in Russia: any day in May you can get a snow
outside like this if you live in for example Noyabrsk city. You have to go and find your old shovel to dig out your car before going to work.
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8 Peaceful Sights of Spring in Ukrainian City Rakhov

Peaceful Sights of Spring in Ukrainian City Rakhov

Just a dose of peacefulness. Ukrainian small town Rakhov is an example of slow life in rural setting.
Spring adds overall charm. Enjoy relaxed atmosphere of those pics, especially if you stressed.
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4 Animal Life of Chernobyl

Animal Life of Chernobyl

Despite (or thanks?) to the radioactivity threats the animal life in Chernobyl is blooming. In the past thirty years many exotic animals regained their right to live freely in the area and their population
growth is tremendous. A few photos just to get an idea what you can meet there these days, starting with this proud Chernobyl small eagle posing with radioactivity sign on the background.
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12 Russian City Has Dirt as Tap Water

Russian City Has Dirt as Tap Water

Russian blogger Sergey has travelled to Russian city Vyksa and discovered that he even wasn't been able to take a shower there. Why? Because water quality was a pure dirt
flowing from the tap. He was so shocked and couldn't understand why quoute "This is not some Ethiopia or Mongolia, It's 21st century! How can you live like that??"
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