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19 November 2018


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Travel

Rural and urban, geography and travel, the environment and adventure.

Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

Photojournalist Maxim Grigoryev shares with us his love for his hometown: Yaroslavl.

Tyumen
Tyumen

Yulia Sulzhenko takes us to her hometown, Tyumen, Siberia's western capital, and the oil and gas capital of Russia.

Tags: Siberia, oil, Lenin, rasputin
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk

Timur Zarudny takes us to Khabarovsk, the second largest city in the Russian Far East.

Tags: Russian Far East, khabarovsk
Beslan
Beslan

Photographer Oksana Yushko offers us a poignant look at Beslan, 12 years after the horrific tragedy there.

Tags: Beslan, terrorism, Caucasus
Kaluga
Kaluga

Photographer Svetlana Tarasova takes us to the heart of Russia: Kaluga. Here, along the Oka River,  the Russian space program began. 

Tags: space, Oka
Volgograd
Volgograd

Sergei Karpov was born and raised in Volgograd, which he calls "the most depressing of Russia's million-resident cities."

Smolensk
Smolensk

Irina Novikova explains the resilience of Smolensk, its legends, ghosts, churches and fortress. Oh, and why people stop by a city park to stroke the genitals of a bronze deer.

Tags: world war ii, hitler, architecture, great patriotic war
Magadan
Magadan

Evgeny Serov takes us to Magadan, a city with beautiful ocean views and a Gulag past.

Tags: Gulag, Far East, Siberia
Kalmykia
Kalmykia

Nina Zotina takes us to Kalmykia, a place of chess, Buddhism, and steppe.

Bryansk
Bryansk

Ekaterina Razina is a wedding photographer in Bryansk. She tells us how the g is pronounced there, and why you want to visit a certain church.

Ufa
Ufa

Ramil Sitdikov gives us a tour of his home: Ufa, where the sky meets the water and surprising works of art were found in ancient caves.

Uglich
Uglich

Kristina Brazhnikova, who last week took us around her home city of Voronezh, this week takes us to Uglich.

Tags: Volga, Uglich
Voronezh
Voronezh

Kristina Brazhnikova acquaints us with the southern city of Voronezh, which straddles its reservoir (once a river).

Tags: Black Earth, Peter the Great, navy
Solvychegodsk
Solvychegodsk

Anton Unitsyn takes us to Solvychegodsk, where the Stroganovs got their start (thanks to salt) and where today sulfurous mud reigns supreme.

Tags: Stroganovs, industry
Kamchatka
Kamchatka

Alexander Gaivoron and his wife Anastasia took their pre-wedding honeymoon on Kamchatka, land of bears and volcanoes. And they invite us along!

Tags: Kamchatka, travel, photography, bears
Krasnodar
Krasnodar

Olya Virich takes us to the Kuban, more specifically Krasnodar, the capital of Russia's breadbasket.

Kabardino-Balkaria
Kabardino-Balkaria

Natalia Airiyan leads us on a short visit to Kabardino-Balkaria, in the Caucasus mountains, an area rich in ethnic diversity.

Kemerovo
Kemerovo

Constantin Fedin takes us to the mining capital of Western Siberia: Kemerovo.

Kostroma
Kostroma

Irina Yemets takes us north on the Golden Ring to visit the colorful town of Kostroma, hometown of the Romanovs and Snegurochka.

Kolomna
Kolomna

Tatiana Solovyova lives in Kolomna, in the southern part of Moscow Oblast. She invites us along for a visit.

Tags: kremlin, history