Amazing places in Russia

Interesting places in Russia that amaze with their beauty and majesty — see in the AiF.ru photo feed.

The Bolshoy Tkhach Natural Park, located in the Republic of Adygea, came under the protection of the world community and was included in the World Natural Heritage List. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Vasyugan swamps (Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Omsk regions). They occupy an area larger than some countries – 53 thousand square kilometers. They arose about 10 thousand years ago and continue to grow to this day – every year by an average of 800 hectares. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Bermamyt Plateau is part of the Rocky Range of the Greater Caucasus, it is located in the Malokarachaevsky district of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. The name of the plateau is translated from Turkic as “crooked knee”. Fantastic stone pillars, deep crevices, sheer ledges are amazing. The main part of the plateau (the so-called Big Bermamyt) is located at an altitude of 2591 meters above sea level. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Martian landscapes can be seen in the Kyzyl-Chin valley in the Chuya steppe of the Altai Republic. The high content of mercury in the rock gives it a reddish tint. Millions of years ago there was a relict sea. Fossilized remains of prehistoric algae and mollusks can still be found on local slopes. © RIA Novosti/Andrey Kasprishin

Manpupuner is a picturesque place in Russia, located in the Komi Republic. On Mount Manpupuner there are seven “Mansi blockheads”, stone idols of an unusual shape, or Pillars of weathering. Approximately 200 million years ago, high mountains were located here, but water, a sharp temperature drop and wind practically destroyed them. The strongest rocks turned over time into pillars as high as a 15-story building. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Elbrus is a stratovolcano in the Caucasus, the highest mountain peak in Russia and Europe. Elbrus is included in the list of the highest peaks of the parts of the world “Seven Summits”. Altitude: 5,642 m width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

The Valley of Geysers is one of the largest geyser fields in the world and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, this is one of the wonders of the world of Russia. The Valley of Geysers is located in Kamchatka in the Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve. © www.globallookpress.com

State Museum-Reserve “Island-city of Sviyazhsk”. Sviyazhsk is an outstanding complex historical, urban planning, architectural, artistic and natural landscape monument of the 16th-20th centuries. Time, as it were, conserved a significant part of the territory, which has survived without any changes to this day. Sviyazhsk is a village (historical city) in the Zelenodolsk region of Tatarstan, on an island at the confluence of the Sviyaga into the Volga, the number of inhabitants is only about 300 people. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Chara sands in the Trans-Baikal Territory. This is a real desert, with dunes and sandstorms. The truth is small, only 50 square meters. km, surrounded by mountains, swamps and streams. This place is a natural geological monument. The desert was formed as a result of the melting of glaciers, which rolled down into the valley and dragged the rock along the way, crushing it along the way. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Valley of Ghosts is an area in the Crimea, an accumulation of rocks of a bizarre shape on the western slope of the southern ridge of the Demerdzhi massif (not far from Alushta). The shapes of the rocks are due to the weathering of the Upper Jurassic conglomerates of southern Demerdzhi. With their forms, stone figures resemble figures of people, animals, objects, and, depending on the time of day and lighting, their images change, giving observers grounds for imagination. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Lake Baikal is a lake of tectonic origin in the southern part of Eastern Siberia, the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water and the largest freshwater lake in terms of area on the continent. The depth reaches 1642 m. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Krenitsyn Volcano is a double miracle of nature, the world's largest two-tiered volcano. Located in the southern part of Onekotan Island in the Sakhalin Region. It is located in the caldera – a huge basin of the long-extinct volcano Tao-Rusyr. The height of the “volcano within a volcano” is 1.3 km. He last woke up in 1952. The cone of the volcano surrounds the lake, called Koltsevoe. This is the deepest fresh water reservoir in the Sakhalin Region. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Lena Pillars National Park is a unique place, the main and most recognizable attraction of Yakutia, included in the UNESCO Natural Heritage List. The park is located in the central part of Yakutia, located on the right bank of the Lena River on the territory of the Khangalassky, Olyokminsky and Aldansky municipalities and has a river running through the park – Buotama. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The lake of geysers in the Altai Mountains is an incredible miracle of nature. It is located in the Ulagansky district of the Altai Republic, 6 kilometers from the village of Aktash at the foot of the North Chuysky Ridge. The height above sea level is 1370 m. The size of the lake is only about 30 meters. Despite the name, there are no geysers at the bottom of the lake. The water is always clear, calm, does not freeze in winter. The lake is fed by one large underground spring and three smaller ones. The bottom surface is a mixture of blue clay and sand, which, with an increase in the influx of water from springs, rises and settles on the bottom, forming intricate patterns. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Maly Semyachik is a volcano with an acid lake in a crater in Kamchatka. The Maly Semyachik Volcano is a complex massif elongated in a northeasterly direction and consisting of three closely merged stratovolcano cones: Paleo-Semyachik, Meso-Semyachik and Kaino-Semyachik. Maly Semyachik is a natural monument. The height of the peak is 1560 m. © Commons.wikimedia.org

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