The photo project "Best photographs of Russia" first started in 2008. Any Russian citizen has been able to take part in it no matter if he/she has been a professional photographer or not. But only photos taken on
the territory of Russia have been accepted. This year they have chosen a lot of winners: 294! This is TOP-40 of the best works in 2012. Some of them you could have already seen at EnglishRussia.
Did you know that foxes could be trained too and even potentially become pets? Irina Mukhametshina, 22, from Novosibirsk, Russia, is just someone who trains foxes. Her animals belong to the Novosibirsk Institute of Cytology and Genetics which is studying the process of
domestication of wild animals and trying to create a special "social" type of foxes, which need to communicate with humans. Irina tells it's quite curious to work with the foxes: they wag their tails and ask for your attention just like dogs.