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Friday, 17 July 2015

17 July 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland. The Yenisei River in the Sayano-Shushenskaya State Nature Biosphere Reserve

00 Sayano–Shushenskaya Nature Reserve. Yenisei River. 090715


The Sayano-Shushenskaya State Nature Biosphere Reserve is in a remote area of the West Sayan in the southern Krasnoyarsk Krai on the left bank of the Yenisei River in the area of influence of the Sayano-Shushenskoye Hydroelectric Dam Reservoir. At present, the Reserve is 3,904 square kilometres (1,507 square miles) in area, about 25 percent is Siberian Cedar forest. The Russian state has set aside another 6,904 square kilometres (2,666 square miles) as an addition to the Reserve in future; it’s banned all development in this region. That’d give it 10,808 square kilometres (4,173 square miles)… Yellowstone National Park is 8,983 square kilometres (3,463 square miles), thus, you could throw Yellowstone into this Reserve, with room to spare. In comparison, Long Island (including Brooklyn and Queens) is 3,629 square kilometres (1,401 square miles), roughly the size of the present preserve… the planned preserve area is a little under three times the size of Long Island. No small park by any measure, is it?


Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland… Lake Teletskoe in the High Altai

00 Altai. Lake Teletskoe. Russia. 28.05.15


Lake Teletskoe in the Altai Mountains is in Siberia near to China. It’s the largest lake in the mountains and in the Altai Republic. It’s a centrepiece of the Altaisky Nature Reserve, which is part of the Golden Mountains of Altai UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic. There are hotels, hostels, and campgrounds, with facilities for hiking, water sports, biking, helicopter tours, and fishing. In Soviet times, it was very popular. there are waterfalls and caves accessible to the public. In short, its one of the most visitor-friendly natural sites in Siberia.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

24 February 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland: Shuldan in the Crimea

00 Shuldan. Crimea. Russia. 24.02.15


This is part of a cave-monastery founded in the 14th century, but this tower only dates to the early 2000s. Shuldan isn’t part of the Republic of the Crimea, it’s actually part of the territory of the Federal City of Sevastopol. The Uniate creepozoids in the “Ukrainian” government harassed this monastery, but that stopped when the region reunited with Russia in the early 2000s. That’s why no Orthodox person can support the junta now sitting in Kiev, not only does it smash its boot full-force into the faces of ordinary people and wage a war of aggression against Novorossiya, it supports the Uniate and schismatical enemies of the Church. That’s why no Orthodox Christian can support the Republican Party or “conservatism”… these factions support the Uniate junta… just sayin’…


Sunday, 6 January 2013

6 January 2013. Our Great Russian Motherland. A Crimean Winter: Eklizi-Burun at Dawn

00 Our Great Russian Motherland. A Crimean Winter. Eklizi-Burun at Dawn. 06.01.13


Eklizi-Burun is one of the peaks in the Crimean Mountains in the southern part of the Crimean peninsula.


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