All people know Russia is a Northern country with snow, frost, cold winter. All keep in mind pictures of taiga, Siberia, polar bears and vodka. It is true that 65% of the country is covered with permafrost, but there are a lot of breathtaking places you would be mad to see with your own eyes.
From the sandy beaches of the Far East, to Swiss-like villages lost in the middle of South Siberia, from German villages on the Baltic Sea cost to the bridge across Bosporus – it is all Russia.
Russia and the former Soviet Union has incredible mountains, beaches, deserts, ethnic villages, spectacular volcanoes and glaciers, making it one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
The beauties of this country are hard to be described with words. Look4ward wants to show it with photos.
Chaa-Kholsky District, Tuva Republic
Tuva is a remote, biodiverse Russian republic in southern Siberia, populated by traditionally nomadic, yurt-dwelling tribes.
Lake Baikal, South East Siberia
Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake, curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border.
Medveditsa River, Volgograd and Saratov Oblasts
The name means she-bear, and according to legend alludes to the large population of bears in the area in earlier times. It is 745 kilometres (463 mi) long, joins the river Don in Volgograd Oblast.
Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka
Massive Mutnovsky, one of the most active volcanoes of southern Kamchatka, is formed of four coalescing stratovolcanoes of predominately basaltic composition.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is considered sacred by some indigenous peoples, being viewed by them as the location at which the world was created. Other volcanoes in the region are seen with similar spiritual significance, but Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the most sacred of these.
The Solovetsky Islands or Solovki, are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Russia.
Russians believe that Solovki is a huge linen woven from spiritual forces and weakness, human happiness and universal grief, will power and treachery, lies and truth, whispering surf and glorious sunsets, silvery fish and sounds of rustling wings.
Saint Petersburg, Lake Lagoda
Nilmoguba village, Northern Karelia
Altai Mountains, Shavla Lake
Arkhyz, Republic of Karachay–Cherkessia, Greater Caucasus
Saint Petersburg region
Kunashir Island, possibly meaning Black Island or Grass Island in Ainu, is the southernmost island of the Kuril Islands, which is under the Russian jurisdiction.
Abandoned village in suburb of Saint Petersburg