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Old Posted Aug 1, 2007, 1:37 AM
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Since Russia is in Europe , I will repost here some pictures of my homeland for others to enjoy. Urban, suburban and whatever.
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photo by jst posted on SCC; the thread is here

Moscow region (20 km from Moscow city limits), 8 km from Domodedovo airport.



The houses are mostly summer residences - most Moscovites (such hard is there life in this expensive city) have a summer "vacation" house in the suburbs where they live 3-4 months a year. Not considering this a vacation, just a matter of regular life. Those houses typically were bulit without running water (use your own well), no flush toilet (outhouse or septic), have electricity and in some cases natural gas. Nowdays western style developments for people who want to live in the suburb all year are built with all ameneties of civillization.







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Old Posted Aug 1, 2007, 2:27 AM
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photo by Lexa96 from SCC thread

The city of Yekaterinburg, Ural mountaines

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City pond


Museum of photography






The Church on Blood, constructed on the site of murder of Romanov family and servants










suburbs



30 km from the city, the village where the autor of the pics has his "dacha" - summer house (to have a dacha is typical for residents of all big Russian cities)


First skyscraper in Russia outside Moscow, Antej, 48 floors 184 m



Fashion mall / cinema theatre



Opera



Ural State University





Inventor of radio Popov statue and gubernator residence



















Ekaterinburg metro, pics from Metroworld





















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Great idea for a thread! I love to see photos from the Russian country side and provincial cities.
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Always love your pics Olga. I just returned from Russia.
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photo by Fog from SSC

I drop commentaries, you can find them in Russian in the original thread here

Black Sea coast, city of Gelendjik

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photo from SCC, a friend of Siberian drove through Altai mountains to Russian-Mongolian border; the most beautiful places, like lakes and breattaking mountin views have been skipped, it was not a tourist trip, just pictures taken from the car

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Russia is indeed in Europe, or at least the main cities, heartland and historical core are. The old USSR was IMO pretty much a continent on its own tho Russia is HUGE which makes for varied landscapes and urban styles -> beautiful pics

Closest I've been to Russia is Riga in Latvia. Which actually has a Russian majority!
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Lets face it: Russia's core (Moscow) is in Europe, and most of its population lives in the European part of the country!
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Kazan by ruso malo on SCC

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Kazan metro, inaugurated in 2005

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The original thread is here with Russian commentaries.

The thread is about the city of Izhevsk located in Ural Mountains. There is a big weapon factory there where Kalashnikov automatic rifles are produced among other weapons.

Mikhailovskij Cathedral was destroyed by communists in 1930s and rebuilt as a replica, reopen Aug 5th 2007.



























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A little more of Ural mountains; river Chusovaja - a popular place for river tourism.

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Khabarovsk - city in the Far East on Amur River (across China)

climat - combination of Atlanta-like hot humid summers and brutal Edmonton-like winters with rapid transitions in between

most famous animal in the sorrounding forests - Siberian Tiger (currently the largest carnivor on the planet)

photo from SCC thread by kharlam

the thread is quite long and very good
I will repost only very small fraction of pics from there





































































































































Khabarovsk to be continued...
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Great thread, I never new Russia was so beutiful!
I thought it was more, yeah you know comunistic in building style.
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Well, there are plenty of commiblocks, and I think you can see some of them in this thead too... but certainly Russian cities are much more than just drab commiblocks. There are common traits to many cities

- if there is a riverfront - in the city center it is usually well developed for public, not commercial
- commiblocks allow high population density and plenty of green space between buildings
- reasonably high population density = public transit is well developed
- neihgbourhood of commiblocks are well-defined, i.e. they often end abruptly bordering a forest of a field with little or no suburbia
- city centers are clean and well-maintained
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Due to gazillion of pics and practically no comments the thread takes forever to load.

I will return to Khabarovsk a little later (plenty of good pics not shown yet). Now we switch to the city of Barnaul (pronounced Bar-nah-OOL). Pics by Siberian, from SSC.















































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Wow, Russia is definitely one of a kind.
These photos remind me of this TV show that was on here in Canada called "Long Way Round" with Ewan McGregor.

http://www.longwayround.com/html/longwayround.html
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This thread has become unbearbly long to load... I have cut about half of the pics (those intersted can go to the links of the original threads), but it is still slow.

Plus, I added a few pics to the posts of cities of Kazan and Ekaterinburg to show their subway systems.
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russia is right up there with china as one of the countries i really want to visit in the not too distant future.
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