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Novorossiysk (Russian: Новоросси́йск; Adyghe: Цӏэмэз,Ts'emez) is a city in southern Russia, the main Russian port on the Black Sea, in Krasnodar Krai. It is one of the few cities honoured with the Soviet title of the Hero City. Population: 281,400 (2005 est.);232,079 (2002 Census);[1] 185,938 (1989 Census).



 

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Sochi (Russian: Сочи, pronounced [ˈsotɕɪ]) is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai just north of the southern Russian border. It sprawls along the shores of the Black Sea and against the background of the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. At 145 km (90 mi), Greater Sochi claims to be the longest city in Europe.[1] As of the 2002 Census, it had a population 328,809, down from 336,514 recorded in the 1989 Census. In 2006, the population was estimated to be 395,012.[2] The city has been selected to be the host of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.


 

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Derbent:Naryn-Kala

The Naryn Kala citadel in Derbent, on the Caspian coast, is an excellent sample of 6th century Sassanid fortifications. Peter the Great visited it during his Eastern Campaign on August 22, 1722


 

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Manpupuner: Komi

Manpupuner is a mysterious site in the northern Ural mountains, made out of seven rock towers bursting out of the flat plateau, also known as the “7 strong men“. Manpupuner is a very popular attraction in Russia, but not on an international level and information regarding its origin is scarce. We now however that their height and abnormal shapes make the top of these rock giants inaccessible even to experienced rock-climbers. Manpupuner is very hard to reach, it lies in a very harsh environment, but once there you’ll be able to enjoy a view unique in the whole world.


 

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Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station

As of 2007, it is the largest power plant in Russia and 4th world largest ( by average power generation ) hydroelectric plant. It was opened in 1978. Its installed capacity is 6,400 MW, average annual production is 23,500 GWh, peaked in 2006 with 26,800 GWh. Station constructions include dam, power plant building located near dam, and an additional spillway under construction. The gravity arch type dam is 245 m high, has crest length of 1066 m, crest width of 25 m, base width of 110 m and maximum head of 220 m. The dam consist of solid left-bank dam 246.1 m long, power dam 331.8 m long, spillway dam 189.6 m long and solid right-bank dam 298.5 m long. It is the only gravity-arch dam in Russia of that size, the only other gravity-arch dam is much smaller.

Currently it operates 10 hydro turbines, each with capacity of 640 MW at 194 m head.

The dam forms Sayano-Shushenskoe Reservoir with total capacity of 31.34 km³ and useful capacity of 15.34 km³ and surface area of 621 km².

The plant was designed by Saint Petersburg-based branch of Hydroproject (Russian: «Гидропроект») institute.


 

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Maly Semiachik:Kamchatka

Maly Semiachik (Russian: Малый Семячик) is a stratovolcano located in the eastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is a compound stratovolcano located in a 10-km-wide caldera within the 15 x 20 km mid-Pleistocene Stena-Soboliny caldera. Three overlapping stratovolcanoes were constructed sequentially along a NE-SW line, with the youngest cone, Ceno-Semiachik, at the southwest end. A hot, acidic crater lake fills the historically active Troitsky Crater, which formed during a large explosive eruption of Ceno-Semiachik about 400 years ago


 

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Valley of Geysers:Kamchatka

The Valley of Geysers (Russian: Долина гейзеров) is the only geyser field in Eurasia (apart from the Mutnovsky geyser field) and the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km long basin with approximately ninety geysers and many hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, predominantly on the left bank of the ever-deepening Geysernaya River, into which geothermal waters flow from a relatively young stratovolcano, Kikhpinych. It is part of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, which, in turn, is incorporated into the World Heritage Site "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". The valley is difficult to reach, with helicopters providing the only feasible means of transport.


 

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Awesome Russia :cheers::cheers::cheers:
 

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Vladivostok (Russian: ru-Vladivostok.ogg Владивосто́к​ ) is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai. It is situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay not far from Russia's border with China and North Korea. It is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet.


 
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