12 magnificent plateaus of the world; MSN

From Putorana to Patagonian, take a look at these great plateaus of the world.

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Russia Sees Some Of Itself In ‘Ring Of Fire’ Volcanic Eruptions; Andy Heil; Radio Free Europe

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Visiting mammoths, taking snow selfies and other stuff to do in Yakutsk!; Galina Mozolevskaya; Russia Beyond

The main local attraction during the winter is, of course, the cold itself. To fully appreciate it, the best time to visit is from mid-December to February. This is when the temperature here drops to 50 C below zero and the streets are covered in a thick fog. Believe it or not, there are some unforgettable things you can do even in such extreme conditions!

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10 New Year’s Eve Vacation Spots All Over the World; Jason Notte; The Street

Whether you’re in New Zealand for the warm season or chilling in Breckenridge, there are a whole lot of options for just about every time zone’s new year.

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Ironman announces first event in Russia; Kevin MacKinnon; Triathlon Magazine Canada

The inaugural Ironman 70.3 St. Petersburg will take place on July 19, 2020.

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Forged by volcanoes, Kamchatka offers majestic, magnetic wilds; Eva Sohlman & Neil MacFarquhar; NY Times

“If you can find me a better place than Kamchatka on this Earth, I will argue with you!” exclaimed Alexei Ozerov, the exuberant chief volcanologist on the entrancing peninsula hanging…

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Fascinating Cruise Excursions through the City of St. Petersburg; Josh; Travel With Bender

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. Before Moscow, it used to be the capital city of Imperial Russia during the time periods of 1732 – 1918. St. Petersburg was, and up until today, still is a center of historical values, of beautiful art and architectures.

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The Last Woolly Mammoths On Earth Lived On This Tiny Russian Island; Trevor Nace; Forbes

This is Wrangel Island, a small island to the north of Eastern Russia that was the last home to living woolly mammoths.

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Russia’s unknown beauty: A local’s perspective; Aleksandra Shevchuk; Emerging Europe

Russia is not just big. It is huge. And it’s not just Moscow and St Petersburg that are worth visiting. Aleksandra Shevchuk takes a look at some of the other beautiful places the country offers.

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Suzdal: What to see in the ‘most Russian’ city in the world; Alexandra Guzeva; RBTH

Here you will find the quintessential Russia, humming with churches, wooden huts, festivals, and the most traditional of traditional Russian cuisine.

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Russia acts to protect Lake Baikal amid anger at Moscow, concerns over Chinese development; Simone McCarthy; SCMP

Observers say domestic issues prompted Kremlin to tighten environmental protection around the lake in Siberia, but Chinese activities also played a part.

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There’s never been a more interesting time to visit Russia; Sue Williams; Stuff

‘God bless Putin’s soul. If you detect a note of sarcasm in my voice, you are very much mistaken.’

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What’s it like to visit Russia now; Sue Williams; Traveller

The best sights and places to experience modern Russia.

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5 super EXPENSIVE tours in Russia; Eleonora Goldman; RBTH

Looking for a trip on a budget? Then avoid these places at all costs!

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Complete list of Russian regions; Alexandra Guzeva & Polina Kireeva; Russia Beyond

So what’s actually beyond Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia? It’s the largest country in the world, so surprisingly a lot! Alexandra Guzeva and Polina Kireeva have put together the ultimate list of all the republics, autonomous regions, and other subjects that make up the Russian Federation.

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Russia’s Northern window on the meetings world; Paul Colston; CMW

Paul Colston shines a Northern event light on Peter’s city

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St. Petersburg: Russian city is Venice of the North; Terry Housholder; KPC News

Amazing palaces, charming canals, opulent gardens, magnificent churches and a world-class museum make St. Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Unexploded WWII bomb found in Kremlin; AFP

An unexploded World War II bomb was found in the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow during construction works on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. “As you know, between 1941 and 1942 the Kremlin was bombed,” Sergei Khlebnikov, the commandant of the Kremlin, told the Ria Novosti agency…

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Crowdfunding Campaign: First Documentary on Persian Fortress DARBAND in Russia; Payvand

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Russian artist captures otherworldly beauty of Earth’s oldest lake; Daily News Egypt

Earth’s oldest lake – Makeeva decided to capture the UNESCO World Heritage listed-lake during the spring season when the lake is freed from ice, and seals bask in the sun when the rosemary blooms.

Source: Russian artist captures otherworldly beauty of Earth’s oldest lake – Daily News Egypt