Top 7 natural wonders for the best Instagram shots in Russia; Russia Beyond

Pack your bags and head to Russia’s most beautiful and photogenic sites of natural beauty.

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As Chinese Flock to Siberia’s Lake Baikal, Local Russians Growl; Neil MacFarquhar; NY Times

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The Deepest Lakes By Continent; Oshimaya Sen Nag; World Atlas

Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in Asia, is also the world’s deepest.

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10 stunning World Heritage sites that are in danger; Annemarie McCarthy; Lonely Planet

Monastère Pec, Kosovo

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Exploring Lake Baikal; James MacDonald; JSTOR Daily

The world’s largest, deepest freshwater lake is home to hundreds of species that don’t live anywhere else on Earth. But it’s threatened by climate change.

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Ancient lakes: eyes into the past, and the future; Cheryl Dybas; NSF

NSF’s mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.

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Kaliningrad is Russia’s forgotten province; Eben Diskin; Matador Network

A bit of the Motherland is in central Europe.

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The surprising destinations among the world’s most cultural cities; Lottie Gross; Woman & Home

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Training on the preservation of wooden architectural monuments; Unesco

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Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments; Nectar Gan; SCMP

Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it. As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension in Russia.

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