Category Archives: Russian Federation

Toxic Spill Kills 95% Of Marine Life In Russian Region Close To Alaska; Nishan Degnarain; Forbes

95% of sea creatures have been found dead along a 25 mile stretch in a UNESCO Heritage Site in Eastern Russia. The cause of the spill is being investigated, though oil has been detected. This is the latest in a string of oil, shipping and ocean disasters in the last few months.

Source: Toxic Spill Kills 95% Of Marine Life In Russian Region Close To Alaska

Discover Lake Baikal, the “Pearl of Siberia”; Stars Insider

The planet’s largest and deepest freshwater lake is also its oldest. In fact, Lake Baikal is unique. Its sapphire blue waters are considered among the clearest found anywhere, and the destination’s scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and indigenous Buryat culture make this magnificent natural wonder truly deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status. Browse this gallery and find out more about the lake they call the “Pearl of Siberia.” (Photo: Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Second mass death of marine animals occurs off of Russian peninsula; Charlotte Mitchell; Daily Mail

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula has experienced the second unexplained death of marine life in little over a week as surfers and swimmers complain of nausea and eye problems.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral; Margherita Cole; My Modern Met

The cathedral is iconic for its fairytale appearance, but how much do you know about its history?

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The Red Square Smell Imagined by Guerlain; Sergey Borisov; Fragrantica

The limited edition Guerlain created for its Russian fan base. In 2013, the venerable perfume house of Guerlain released another fragrance for its devoted Russian fan base, Place Rouge, named after the Red Square in Moscow. Red Square is a symbolic place both for the USSR and Russia, and for the whole world. It is not without reason that it is under the protection of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is the most visited place among guests to the Russian capital.

Source: The Red Square Smell Imagined by Guerlain ~ Columns ~ Fragrantica

Top 4 Orthodox churches in Russia with the most beautiful architecture; Break.com

The church is not only a religious symbol but also a beautiful sightseeing spot with impressive architecture. Traveling to Russia, visitors will have the opportunity to admire many Orthodox churches located all over the country with enchanting magnificent beauty.

Source: Top 4 Orthodox churches in Russia with the most beautiful architecture

Russia’s 11 MAIN destinations in different seasons; Anna Sorokina; RBTH

Fall in Karelia, summer in Yakutia, winter in Moscow, spring in St. Petersburg… Check out the most popular Russian landmarks’ in seasonal metamorphoses.

Source: Russia’s 11 MAIN destinations in different seasons (PHOTOS)

Drones help monitor the birthplace of polar bears in Arctic Russia; Doloresz Katanich; AFP

Could drones be the key to supporting other conservation efforts in remote locations?

Source: Euronews Living | Drones help monitor the birthplace of polar bears in Arctic Russia

The Moscow Kremlin – Iconic Fortress of Russia; Wu Mingren; Ancient Places

The Moscow Kremlin (known also as the Kremlin) is arguably one of the most iconic monuments in the Russian capital of Moscow. The Kremlin is a fortified complex that dates to the 14 th century and served as Russia’s seat of power for much of its history since then.

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‘My toy walrus waited 25 years in the Arctic’; Juliet Rix; BBC

Julia spent 25 years dreaming of her first home. Eventually she returned – and found a long-lost toy.

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Why you should book a trip to Kaliningrad, Russia, the top emerging destination for travelers in the entire world right now; Emma Taylor; Insider

Kaliningrad has all the dreamy components of a city break without the crowds.

Source: Why you should book a trip to Kaliningrad, Russia, the top emerging destination for travelers in the entire world right now

When Home Becomes a Protected Area: The Udege People and the Bikin River Valley in the Russian Far…; Aleksandra Bocharnikova; Medium

 

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Polar Bear Land: Wildlife Wonders on Russia’s Wrangel Island; Juliet Rix; Wanderlust

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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!

Source: Visiting mammoths, taking snow selfies and other stuff to do in Yakutsk!

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.

Source: 10 New Year’s Eve Vacation Spots All Over the World

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.

Source: Ironman announces first event in Russia – Triathlon Magazine Canada

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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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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