If you look at the world map, it becomes obvious that all talks about the factthat Russia occupies one sixth of the land are the truth. The country is reallyspread out widely, from sea to sea. Officially confirmed: the largest forestsare in Russia. There is the smallest sea in the world, but it is perhaps themost dangerous one. And marshes - the largest in the world, with many kinds ofliving creatures inhabiting them: running, swimming and flying. And the lake,the beauty with which not everything can be compared.
And the most amazing in Russia are people - in one city, forexample, they manage to live in -70 ° C temperature. Lower down arrow to thesouth – there is the largest lake in the world, it is called as a sea for itssize. In the east - the shamans, our contemporaries, beat the drum and speakwith spirits, and away there are geysers watering out of the ground and smokingvolcanoes. In the west - an enclave with unique nature: sand singing dunes,dancing forest, wild boars and migratory birds, which rest on a narrow strip ofland in the spring and in autumn. From the one side here is a sea, on the other- fresh water bay.
But the most amazing thing is that in all these places you maybe literally tomorrow. And maybe even today. No need to run to the visa center,phone agencies and renew a passport.
Volcanoes of Kamchatka. In total there are several hundreds,and 29 - are active. Kluchevskaya Sopka is among them – it is the highest (4750m above sea level, a leader among Asian volcanoes) and the most active.
Charskie sands. Since 2010 they are included in the list ofSeven Wonders of the Trans-Baikal © Alexey Konoplev.
Geysers in Kamchatka. Geyser valley - one of the largestgeyser fields of the world and the only one in Eurasia.
In 2008, the Valley of Geysers was included in the list ofseven wonders of Russia.
Yakut village Oymyakon - the coldest city in the world.However, sometimes it is bitten by Verkhoyansk, but in any case recordedtemperature minimums here are below -60 ° C, and the usual January temperaturesare -50 ° C © Maarten Takens.
Oimyakon surroundings © Hannes Rada / flickr.
Oymyakon. The lowest temperature in the history of thevillage was -71.2 ° C.
Azov sea - the shallow sea in the world.
Azov sea. Its maximum depth is 13 m and the average valuesare about 7 m.
Salt Lake Elton - the largest mineral lake in Europe and oneof the most mineralized in the world © zlaia pirania / flickr.
Vasyuganskie marshes - one of the largest in the world.Their area is 53 000 km?, and it is larger than the area of Switzerland (41000 km?), Netherlands (41 500 km?) and Belgium (30 500 km?).
Lake Baikal - the deepest lake in the world, its maximum depth,set in 1983, - 1642 m.
Kizhi. The architectural ensemble of Kizhi is included inthe UNESCO World Heritage List since 1990.
Church of the Transfiguration (1714) - the most outstandingbuilding of the ensemble. Blockhouse of church is made in the traditions ofRussian carpentry - without nails. Although, when we say that the church wasbuilt without nails, we are wrong: there are nails - in domes.
Lenskie Pillars - interestingly jagged ridge of rocks,stretching along the Lena River. Since 2012 part of the UNESCO World HeritageList.
Park Nalychevo on Kamchatka - one of the largest places tothe thermal baths, in an area of 287 000 ha there are more than 200.
Trans-Siberian Railway - the longest railway in the world(9288.2 km). Start Point: Station Moscow-Passagirskaya-Yaroslavl. Destination:Vladivostok station.
Kuthiny Batas - natural monument, bizarre outcrop of pumicein four kilometers from the source of Ozernaya River (Lake Kurilskoe).Kronotskiy State Nature Reserve, Kamchatka.
Salt mine in Ekaterinburg. Unique patterns - are layers ofcarnallite, mineral used in the production of fertilizers. As a rule, it has ayellow, white or terracotta shade, but sometimes there are blue or colorless ©Mikhail Mishaynik.
Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad region.
Dancing forest on the Curonian Spit.
On the territory of Russia there is the largest forest onthe planet - the Siberian taiga.
The area of boreal forests - 6.3 million hectares (morethan 79% of the forest fund of the country), they stretch for 9000 km!
Northern lights in the forest.
Waterfall Uchar (Big Chulchinsky) in the Altai - theyoungest waterfall in the world. We learned about it only 35 years ago.