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BEST OF THE WEEK 5/2020

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Abkhazia Ritsa Nature Park
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Abkhazia Ritsa Nature Park

A general view of the Lake Ritsa in Ritsa Nature Park in Gudauta district, Abkhazia. Ritsa Nature Park is the most popular and visited tourist nature reserve in Abkhazia. Reserve's main goal is protecting Lake Ritsa and flora and fauna in the surrounding mountainous region. Almost the entire national park is located in the mountains with difficult terrain, with elevations from 100 to 3256 meters, numerous mountain lakes, rivers, waterfalls, caves, glaciers, gorges.

Antarctica Admiral Vladimirsky Expedition
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Antarctica Admiral Vladimirsky Expedition

A vessel is seen off the coast of the King George Island from the deck of the Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky during an expedition to the shores of Antarctica. In December of 2019 the research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky went on a round-the-world expedition to the shores of Antarctica, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the continent’s opening by Russian naval sailors on the Vostok and Mirny sloops under the command of Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, as well as to 250th birth anniversary of Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern. The aim of the expedition is to conduct complex oceanographic research in the Antarctic region and along the route, determining the location of the island of Peter the Great and studying the parameters of the earth's magnetic field in order to clarify the position of the South Magnetic Pole.

Russia Leningrad Siege Anniversary
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Russia Leningrad Siege Anniversary

A man and a child lay flowers at the Motherland monument at Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery to commemorate the blockade victims on the day of the 76th anniversary of the complete breaking of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian city of St. Petersburg, then called Leningrad, marks the 76th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War Two siege by Nazi forces that lasted 872 days until the Soviet Army drove the Nazis away on January 27, 1944.

Russia Leningrad Siege Anniversary
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Russia Leningrad Siege Anniversary

Pieces of bread are pictured on carnations at the Motherland monument at Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery to commemorate the blockade victims on the day of the 76th anniversary of the complete breaking of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian city of St. Petersburg, then called Leningrad, marks the 76th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War Two siege by Nazi forces that lasted 872 days until the Soviet Army drove the Nazis away on January 27, 1944.

Antarctica Admiral Vladimirsky Expedition
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Antarctica Admiral Vladimirsky Expedition

A view of the sunset from the deck of the Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky during an expedition to the shores of Antarctica. In December of 2019 the research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky went on a round-the-world expedition to the shores of Antarctica, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the continent’s opening by Russian naval sailors on the Vostok and Mirny sloops under the command of Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, as well as to 250th birth anniversary of Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern. The aim of the expedition is to conduct complex oceanographic research in the Antarctic region and along the route, determining the location of the island of Peter the Great and studying the parameters of the earth's magnetic field in order to clarify the position of the South Magnetic Pole.

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