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The Prusovskoe Lake is called Our Baikal by the locals - for the purity of its water.


Ancient Vladimir lives peacefully on the banks of the Klyazma River, welcomes and sees the travelers from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod and back, puffs with factory chimneys and flatters the curiosity of the tourists studying The Golden Ring.


Monakhovo stands on the coast of the Chivyrkuysky Bay washing the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula, almost at the very entrance to the peninsula. The name of the village speaks for itself - once there was a monastery here.


There are four islands in the archipelago: Bolshoy (Large), Tonkiy (Thin), Krugly (Round) and Dlinny (Long). One of the main attractions of the archipelago is the legendary Baikal rookeries of very cute and very rare seals.


Svyatoy Nos (Holy Nose) is the largest peninsula of the Baikal Lake located in its eastern part on the territory of Buryatia. According to one version, the name of Svyatoy Nos was given to the peninsula by Cossack settlers, and the word nose simply means cape.


Manzherok is surrounded by the mighty mountains: Sinyukha and Malaya Sinyukha. Their eastern and south-eastern slopes are covered with forests. One of the main rivers of the Altai Katun flows near the lake.


Shira is a very picturesque lake of impressive size: the lake stretches to ten kilometers in its length.


The Altai Biosphere Reserve occupies a vast territory in the north-east of the Altai Republic in Turochaksky and Ulagansky districts. Together with the Katun Reserve it forms the so-called Golden Mountains of Altai the natural object included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.


It is best to visit the temple complex in summer (although it is recommended to bring along an umbrella, as this time of the year is the rainiest one in Buryatia). Thus, you will be able to visit the temple complex and the dugan of Aryabala, as well as the holy place at the Ranzhur Rock.


The lake and its numerous tributaries (over 80) are a paradise for fishermen. The lake has such species of fish as perch, pike, burbot, taimen, whitefish and Teletsk grayling - the most wanted prey.


Saylyugemsky National Park has been organized in the Kosh-Agachsky District of the Altai Republic, in the centre of the Altai-Sayan mountainous country, only recently. This is a unique natural region of Russia at the border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan.


Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve is one of the youngest in Russia, it has existed since 1997. Even by the name you can guess the two main natural objects protected by the reserve the Bolshoe Bogdo Mountain and the salt Baskunchak Lake.


Pavlovsky Posad near Moscow is known far beyond its borders thanks largely to famous Pavlovsky Posad kerchiefs and shawls. The district authorities decided not to focus only on the well-known brand and showed to journalists and travel agencies representatives some things in the city and its surroundings that may also be interesting for tourists.


The Khibiny Mountains on the Kola Peninsula are relatively young, they are only 350 million years old. And they are relatively low - no higher than 1,200 meters (the top is Yudychvumchorr), although they still grow by several millimeters each year.


Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve is one of the youngest in Russia, it has existed since 1997. Even by the name you can guess the two main natural objects protected by the reserve the Bolshoe Bogdo Mountain and the salt Baskunchak Lake.


The borders of the majority of Russian national parks are marked with inconspicuous signs and pass through non-obvious lines, ravines and rivers. The border of the Samarskaya Luka National Park is a heavy line drawn by nature itself, it is visible even from the space.


Lena Pillars is a natural creation, so powerful and incredible that the impression this monument produces is difficult to express in words. The toothed ridge stretching for many kilometers stands on the bank of the Lena River, two hundred kilometers from Yakutsk. These stone giants are half a million years old - wind and water have converted the relatively soft Cambrian limestones into solid rock during thousands of years.


Novgorod the great new and ancient city. Once it was the first Russian window to Europe, the predecessor of St. Petersburg.


One of the brightest features of the Seliger Lake is a huge number of islands per a relatively small area of water. To be more precise, there are one hundred sixty eight islands on the Seliger Lake, and when you look at the water surface you see that the islands are not scattered around the water, but water flows between the pieces of land. The largest island is Khachin.


Bubonitsy could be called an extinct village: already in 1985 there were only two permanent residents among all twenty-two houses an old man and an old woman, a brother and a sister...


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