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The Lena Pillars  
   

The Lena Pillars

UNESCO World Heritage site on the Lena River.
Missing my Goggles

February 21st 2017
"You know it's cold outside when you go outside and it's cold" A seven hour overnight flight and a six hour time difference from Moscow is the Far Eastern city of Yakutsk, in Russia’s Sakha Republic. Yakutsk (Якyтcк) is a city of quarter of a million people, and is the coldest city in the world, regularly dipping below minus 50ºC in the winter (occasionally below minus 60ºC). It was, howev ... read more
Europe » Russia » Far East » Yakutsk

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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