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  • Lukomorye Wooden Sculpture Park

    Lukomorye wooden sculpture park is a result of the international contest. The park is located in Savvateevka village, Irkutsk region. Initially, the festival supposed to create a recreational zone along the river, on a way to the road to the unique mineral springs. Now, the festival is promoting a revival of Russian woodcarving tradition and […] More

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    The Mysterious Stone Spheres of Champ Island

    If you are brave enough to take a trip to the Arctic, you might as well stop by on Champ Island, Franz Josef Land archipelago, Russia. The ball-shaped stones on Champ Island form a cosmic landscape. Perfectly round rocks are scattered all over the island, as if they are growing out of the ground. Melting […] More

  • Saint Petersburg’s Hidden Treasure – Vintage Elevators

    Even though they are unnoticed by an ordinary pedestrians, old steam powered elevators are the hidden treasure of St. Petersburg, Russia. Most of them are out of order, but there are some that still work, though elegant concierges are long gone. It seems incredible now, but over a 100-200 years ago an elevator was a […] More

  • Alaska’s Old Believers

    Russian culture in this place was once again ignited by the Old Believers, who came here from South America. Their ancestors fled Russia over hundred years ago, however,  they still consider themselves Russians. Russian prominent travel blogger Alexander Belenkiy visited Nikolaevsk, Alaska and has documented how the Old Believers live. More

  • The Tuva ethnic group: a secret culture behind Siberian forests

    While most people focus on progress and innovation in there lives, some are still living on the same principles as they did thousands of years ago. This is the case of the Tuva group, which is a Turkic ethnic population of small dimensions who live today in the southern part of Siberia. Apart from their […] More

  • The Magic of Lake Baikal: A Virtual Photo Exhibition by Alexey Trofimov

    Alexey Trofimov is a famous photographer not only in Russia, but also abroad. He mainly focuses on landscape photography. Presently, he works on a project to capture remote and inaccessible places of lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is an ancient, huge lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. In fact, […] More

  • The Orda cave: a Russian wonder of the Ural Mountains

    Known as one of the biggest gypsum caves worldwide, as well as the longest one in Russia, the Orda cave is one of the most fascinating European natural wonders. Although it was recently discovered, a few decades ago, its worldwide popularity increased extremely rapidly, as it is one of the few gypsum caves around the […] More

  • The Most Beautiful Places in Russia Found by Redditors

    Reddit is “an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members submit content”, including photos. The website is well known all over the Internet, but some of Reddit’s niche communities are somewhat obscure. One of them is Earthp**n – subreddit dedicated to amazing places on Earth. A quick search in this community returns […] More

  • This Retro Apartment Serves as the Reminder of the Soviet Era Decor

    Recently, an unusual museum-restaurant was opened on Moscow’s historical street of Arbat. Actually, the place is a 3 bedroom apartment, where each room has a decor of 60-ties, 80-ties or 90-ties. Visitors who didn’t live in the Soviet era, or contrarily, who have nostalgic feelings towards it, can travel back in time. Each room’s design […] More

  • Chukotka’s Stacks

    Kekura is the Russian word for stacks, which look like vertical stone columns. Stacks are formed over time by the force of wind. These rock formations look like a stone “fingers” sticking out of the ground. In the tundra, where there is no vegetation above the knee length, kekurs are unusual and beautiful. Sergey Dolya, […] More

  • Sun Temple – Crimea’s Sacred Place

    Few centuries ago the Monastery of St. Elias stood on a cliff right above the Bay of Balaclava in the Crimea. It was built by the Greeks in the XII century. Later, the cliff was named after the monastery – Ilyas-Kai. The temple is long gone and destroyed. However, the location remains to be sacred […] More

  • Ushakov Church is one of the most absurd churches in Russia

    Built in 2012, the Ushakov Church is one of the most strangest buildings in Russia. Located in Saint Petersburg, it’s named in honor of Saint Feodor Ushakov, the most distinguished Russian naval commander and admiral of the 18th century. Because of its odd location on top of a supermarket, locals ironically call it the Church […] More

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